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.
Besides, is 16 gauge normal for ear piercing?
Standard ear piercings are a 20g or 18g if they were pierced by a gun. If they were pierced by a professional, the lobe piercing will typically be a 16g or 14g. After a minimum of two months it is typically safe to change the jewelry, but the piercing may still feel sensitive.
In respect to this, which is smaller 16G or 14g?
Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the
Can I put a 14G in a 16G piercing?
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. … The size difference between the two is small, but if you go back and forth it would obviously be a stretch every time you wanted to wear the 14’s, since your ear would shrink back to a 16g while you had that jewelry in.
First, take a hot shower, and massage the area. This will help the cartilage stretch easier by pulling more blood into the area! Next, once you’re out of the shower of course, take the taper and try to insert it. If it doesn’t easily go in, remove it and put the lube on the taper and on your ear!
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
14 gauge = 1/16-inch or 1.6 millimeters. 8 gauge = 1/8-inch or 3.2 millimeters. 2 gauge = 1/4-inch or 6.5 millimeters. 0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters.
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.
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 …