Marisa decided to pierce her lip, on her own, after we told her not to. She and her friend did this home job with a stud earring, hydrogen peroxide, and a lighter. It took place in our front yard. We are very disappointed that she did this. Now, natural consequences take over: will it get infected, how is she going to get the "real" components for a lip piercing (as we are not paying for it), what will the orthodontist say at her appointment next week, what will happen when she has gum surgery? Individuality, independence, and defiance have a price.