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.
Hereof, how do you size a septum piercing?
Stretching the septum should only be done with single flared jewelry or a ring in your desired size. You always want to stay consistent with your sizes, jumping between sizes is going to damage the piercing. For example, if you are starting with a 14 gauge piercing the next size you can stretch too is a 12 gauge.
Likewise, can I pierce my nose with a 16g needle?
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.
How soon can I stretch 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.
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.
A septum piercing can tend to create the illusion of a longer nose, both by literally lengthening the amount of space the nose takes up on the face, visually, and by drawing the eye down; by so doing can also make it he nose look narrower.
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.
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.
Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain.
Nose Jewelry Size Chart Gauges and Sizes for Nose Rings. 1mm-1.5mm- is the smallest size available.
It’s called the Nath and is worn on either the left or right nostril, depending on where the bride hails from. This type of nose ring is a symbol of a married woman. Many women tend to wear their nose ring for life, much like a wedding ring, as a representation of their married status.
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
|16G (1.2mm)||A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.|