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.
In this regard, is 14G thicker than 16G?
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
Just so, 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.
Can I put a 20G in a 16g piercing?
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.
How big is a 14 gauge piercing?
Which is smaller 14g or 16g?
The 14g is a larger barbell than the 16g by a fraction of an inch (0.013). Most piercers will have a preference between 14 and 16g for industrial piercings and while having a 14g means you can swap out for 16g jewelry you cannot do it the other way around without pain.
What’s thicker 14g or 16g metal?
16ga steel is . 065” inches thick, that is about 1/16th of an inch thick. 14 gauge in comparison is . 083 inches thick which doesn’t sound like much except it is almost 30% thicker (27.6% to be exact).
Can I put a smaller gauge in my septum?
Anything smaller than 16G is way too small. You can eventually stretch your septum to a larger gauge once it’s healed, but it’s a permanent modification, and it won’t shrink back to its original size like stretched lobes would.
Can I put a 16g in an 18G piercing?
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.
What gauge is a piercing gun?
How do you tell what gauge piercing you have?
The gauge is how thick your jewelry is. Jewelry gets thicker the smaller the number gets. For example, an 18 gauge nose stud is thicker than a 22 gauge nose stud. You will see gauge written like this: 16G, 16g, and 16 gauge.