# How can I tell the gauge of my piercing?

As long as you are wearing the correct gauge of jewelry in your piercing, just use a caliper to measure how thick (big around) your jewelry is. You cannot measure gauge accurately with a ruler. If you do not have a caliper ask your piercer for help.

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## Keeping this in consideration, which is thicker 16 gauge or 18 gauge piercing?

Metric Gauge Conversion

An 18 gauge earring measures approximately 1.0 mm and a 16 gauge earring measures approximately 1.2 mm, for a difference of 0.2 mm.

In respect to this, is a 16 or 14 gauge bigger? So higher numbers (like 16 gauge) are thinner than smaller numbers (like a 6 gauge). When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.

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## Can you put a 14G in a 16g?

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.

## Is 18G or 20G smaller?

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 …

## 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.

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## Is 22 gauge steel strong?

Not only does the eye-catching arch design contribute to the undeniable strength of our buildings, but the 22gauge steel panels used to build them are what make SteelMaster structures extremely durable. Steel comes in many gauges. The lower the number, the thicker and stronger the steel.

## What thickness is 14 gauge?

15 U.S. Code § 206. Standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel

Number of gauge Approximate thickness in fractions of an inch Weight per square foot in pounds avoirdupois
13 3/32 3.75
14 5/64 3.125
15 9/128 2.8125
16 1/16 2.5

## Which is thicker 20 gauge or 30 gauge?

Therefore, a 20 mil liner thickness is equal to 20 thousandths of an inch. … A 30 gauge liner is equivalent to 0.0260 inches (26 mil).

## How do I know what size my septum ring is?

A septum ring is measured using the inner diameter, but unlike a nose hoop, the inner diameter is usually measured in a straight vertical line inside the jewelry.

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## What’s the smallest gauge size for ears?

What’s the smallest ear stretching size? Standard ear piercings are usually done at 20g or 18g for traditional earrings and that works out at roughly 1mm.