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.
Accordingly, how do I know what gauge my piercing is?
You can use the following methods to measure the gauge of your piercing jewellery:
- BCR: Measure the width of the bar.
- Labret: Measure the width of the bar.
- Barbell: Measure the width of the bar.
- Septum Ring: Measure the width of the ring at its thickest section.
Herein, what is smaller 20 gauge or 18 gauge?
Gauges get larger with decreasing number (i.e. a size 00G is massive compared to a 20 gauge). with an 18 gauge. If you want it smaller, ask for a 20 or even 22 gauge when getting pierced.
Does it hurt to stretch your septum?
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.
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.
If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
The smallest gauge you should use is 18 or 20, but watch for pain, irritation, or beginning stages of the “cheese cutter effect” where the jewelry starts to migrate out through the skin. The smallest diameter ring I’ve been physically able to put in myself is 5/16ths inch.
15 U.S. Code § 206. Standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel
|Number of gauge||Approximate thickness in fractions of an inch||Weight per square foot in pounds avoirdupois|
Most nose piercings are done at 18 gauge. … Occasionally, people choose to go down as small as 22 gauge, but if you didn’t intentionally downsize, then you most likely don’t wear such a thin gauge.