Get them pierced if te want it. Not because it's the fad o whatever. And if it's the pain factor that you're worried about, it's like a pin prick on o near the lobes and just slightly più painful on the cartilage. Nothing that te can't bare. And the aftercare isn't hard at all and they heal pretty fast. Don't get them pierced if te don't want to though, o if te think you're not ready. It's really up to you.
I had my ears pierced not so long fa too! It doesn't hurt a bit, trust me! :D. And if they're healed and you're afraid to switch the earrings(I was :P) te do feel it in the beginning but after a while it's like putting on a ring on your finger :).
I got mine done at 2 (No joke) and I have my nose done, the most te feel is a prick but when they have a person on each side so they count down then BAM they both doo it and yea, it duznt hurt tht much