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. … Generally a piercer will use an 18f needle and use a 20g stud if it’s your ears for example.
Also to know is, what kind of earrings go in cartilage?
Most cartilage piercings are pierced with straight barbell or captive preferably made of 14k gold, 18k gold, or high quality titanium. The standard size for a cartilage piercing is 16 gauge (16G), but sometimes 18G is used as well. Make sure to follow a daily cleansing routine for you new cartilage piercing.
In respect to this, what size MM is a cartilage piercing?
|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)||1/4″ (6-6.5mm)|
Can you put a 16g in a 14g?
Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you‘ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.
Is a hoop or stud better for cartilage piercing? Whether it’s a hoop or stud, you can always get whichever you like for a cartilage piercing. Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs—longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell.
You’re supposed to be able to hang any hoop or dangling jewelry. It’s going to need around four months for healing. This type of piercing is done along the vertical inner cartilage ridge.
The following are jewelry materials approved by the APP for fresh piercings.
- Surgical steel. Surgical steel is a popular choice for piercings because it’s affordable, durable, and safe for most. …
- Nobium. Like titanium, nobium is hypoallergenic. …
- 14 karat gold. …
- Biocompatible polymers (plastics) …
Sterling silver body jewellery is safe to wear in healed piercings. But it should never be in an unhealed piercing or in a piercing in a moist area of the body. … When worn in a new piercing, the tarnish can rub off into the skin and discolour it. It’ll darken or turn grey, often permanently.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G||3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″|
|Eyebrow Piercing||16G (14G is also commonly used)||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)||1 1/2″ (varies)|
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G||1/4″ , 5/16″, and 3/8″|
Can I measure the diameter of a cartilage hoop I already have? Absolutely, it’s even easier than directly measuring your piercing! Just place your hoop on top of a ruler and count how many millimeters are inside of the hoop. This is the inner diameter.