The inner diameter for a septum hoop is measured vertically. To find out the smallest inner diameter that you can wear measure in a straight line down from your septum piercing to the bottom of your nose. The measurement you get will give you a snug fitting piece of jewelry (remember to always round up not down).
Furthermore, is 14g bigger than 16g?
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. Body piercing doesn’t really use odd numbers, so the next size will always be the next even number.
Correspondingly, can I put a 14g in a 16g septum piercing?
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.
Should I get a septum piercing if I have a big nose?
The truth is, any size nose can look great with the right piercing. Whether a septum or nose piercing, you’re free to express yourself any way you want to, even if you have a big nose. Having your nose pierced will decorate it and simply draw more attention to it.
The most common gauge for septum piercings is 16 gauge (approx. 1.2mm thick), however, your piercer may decide to use a different gauge depending on your individual anatomy. While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx.
Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. … Generally a piercer will use an 18f needle and use a 20g stud if it’s your ears for example. Take a look at this photo for example: The difference between 16g and 18g is about .
No worries though- 14 and 12g are interchangeable thread patterns- meaning you can wear all your pretty and fun 14g jewelry with your 12g posts! I know those sizes sound intimidating, but they are worth it for a comfy, happy, easy healing piercing!