Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.
Just so, is 16 or 14 gauge smaller?
So higher numbers (like 16 gauge) are thinner than smaller numbers (like a 6 gauge). When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.
In respect to this, what jewelry is used for septum piercing?
Can you flip a 14g septum?
14g is standard for septum piercings. It could just be your anatomy. My friend and I had our septums pierced by the same artist. I have a longer nose and could flip mine up without a problem.
Depending on how long you wait to stretch and how big the stretch is your septum may feel tender for more than the initial two weeks. The jewelry is going to fit very tight into the nose and there will be swelling in the mucus membranes around the jewelry.
Anything smaller than 16G is way too small. You can eventually stretch your septum to a larger gauge once it’s healed, but it’s a permanent modification, and it won’t shrink back to its original size like stretched lobes would.
Generally 14g / 16g. 18g is the smallest size that you can use once your septum is healed, I heard that anything smaller than 18g can cause the “cheese cutter” effect.
The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.
If you can not easily put the jewelry back in then it is best to go to your piercer to see if they can taper it back open which is a lot quicker to heal then repiercing it. In most cases they can do this but if it has been out for a very long period of time then may have to be pierced again.
Septum piercings take about 2 to 3 months to heal. The septum is a thin layer of skin, nerves, and blood vessels between your two nostrils. It’s delicate and usually hurts more than a nostril piercing. However, it heals quickly because there’s less tissue for your body to reconstruct.
Try either lifting up the side of your nose, or pinch just below your septum and pull it down, so you could see where the hole is placed. Gently feel around inside your nose until you’ll find the hole. Be patient, don’t hurt your nose. Keep in mind that your hole isn’t straight, but more of a little rainbow shape.
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. It’s the same as twisting, and will irritate your new septum piercing. …
This piercing type goes through the narrow strip of skin on the septum just before the cartilage starts. It works best on noses with wider septums, as more narrow septums may not provide much of a surface area for the piercing.
Can I flip it up while healing? Yes! That’s one of the best things about this piercing- it can be flipped up while healing. … Remember to always wash your hands and piercing well before and after flipping it up, and don’t sleep with it flipped (unless you are wearing a retainer).