Most septums are pierced at a 14g or a 16g more commonly. Say you got pierced at a 16g, once it’s healed. Putting a 14g ring in wouldn’t be hard at all, same as putting a 12g ring in. Once it gets to around there it’s better to start using tapered jewelry.
Regarding this, what size gauge is a nose piercing?
Also question is, how do I know my piercing gauge?
The gauge size chart of your piercing is the thickness of the bar that goes through your piercing. In other words, it’s the barbell’s thickness. Note that the thicker the barbell, the lower the gauge size. So a 12 gauge (or 12G) barbell is much thicker than a 20 gauge (20G) barbell.
How do I size up my septum?
If you’re looking to stretch it to be an even bigger hole, you need to go super slowly as the cartilage will start to migrate up the nose. Consult your piercer, but many people recommend waiting between four and six months before starting to stretch. You should then wait a couple of months between gauges, too.
When choosing your items specifics from the drop down list, please note the following: 18G = 18 Gauge 20G= 20 Gauge 22G= 22 Gauge 14K= 14 Karat Solid Gold 18K= 18 Karat Solid Gold 24K= 24 Karat Solid Gold 1.5mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 1.5 millimeters in size 2mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 2 millimeters in size …
You can choose either a stud or a hoop as your initial jewelry, but the hoop will cause the piercing to heal with a slight curve, so it’s recommended that you start with a nose stud. You can always switch to a hoop later.
Will my septum close if I take it out for a day? The hole is there to stay. It may reduce itself over time, but it will never close up. In any case, unless it’s too close to the outside of your nose, a septum piercing hole should be completely invisible.
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.
“If you let your piercing heal completely (keeping it in over a year), the hole will probably stay open for the rest of your life,” Thompson says. … “The opening will shrink, but you‘ll be able to put something back in should you ever decide you want it back.”
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.
The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.