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.
Likewise, people ask, which is thicker 14g or 16g?
As the numbers go up the size gets smaller. 14 IS thicker than 16. … The lower the number, the thicker the gauge so 16g is thinner than a 14g.
Herein, which is bigger 14 gauge or 16 gauge piercing?
14g is bigger. The lower the number, the bigger the needle or jewelry. … Use either a 14 or a 12, and remember to buy your needle one size bigger than your jewelry. So buy 16g jewelry and a 14g needle, or 14g jewelry and a 12g needle.
Can I put a 14g in a 16g piercing?
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.
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.
As for going from 12g to 14g for nipples, it’s fine. 14g is stable as well, but your piercing fistulas will shrink around the jewelry so you’ll have to stretch if you ever plan on going back up to 12g.
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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.
Having your piercing artist using a piercing needle is classed as safer for your skin as the piercing gun is classed as blunt force trauma. This can damage the soft tissues in your earlobes. Overall, the piercing needle is usually the better option for most people.
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.
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.