To find out the best internal diameter you should measure from the piercing hole to the edge of your lip / ear / nose. The length measurement refers to the length of the jewelry bar. Not the length of the whole product. The length of the barbell is measured as the distance between the two balls at either end.
Keeping this in view, is 14g or 16g bigger?
14g is bigger. The lower the number, the bigger the needle or jewelry. … So buy 16g jewelry and a 14g needle, or 14g jewelry and a 12g needle.
In respect to this, is a 16 gauge piercing big?
Common Piercing Type
“For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or naval piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there.”
How do I know what size my helix piercing is?
Just place your hoop on top of a ruler and count how many millimeters are inside of the hoop. This is the inner diameter. The hoop in the example picture has an 8mm (approx. 5/16”) inner diameter.
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.
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing.
Most septums are pierced at a 14g or a 16g more commonly. Say you got pierced at a 16g, once it’s healed. Putting a 14g ring in wouldn’t be hard at all, same as putting a 12g ring in. Once it gets to around there it’s better to start using tapered jewelry.
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
Lip Piercing Sizes
A labret, Monroe or philtrum piercing is often done with a 16 gauge or 14 gauge. Standard length for a labret piercing is 5/16”, 3/8”, or 7/16”.
A philtrum piercing, nicknamed a medusa piercing, is an upper lip piercing placed in the philtrum, directly under the septum of the nose. It is typically pierced using a labret stud as jewelry, with the ball sitting outside the mouth in the dip of the top lip.
The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G||1/4″ , 5/16″|
|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″|
Internationally, gauge is measured in millimeters (mm).