You can use the following methods to measure the gauge of your piercing jewellery:
- BCR: Measure the width of the bar.
- Labret: Measure the width of the bar.
- Barbell: Measure the width of the bar.
- Septum Ring: Measure the width of the ring at its thickest section.
In respect to this, does your tragus have to be a certain size?
The tragus piercing is most commonly 16G, but sizes range between 18G – 14G. Sizing depends on personal preference as well as the size of your tragus, so it’s a good idea to talk to your piercer about your options. Remember that it’s easier to stretch a piercing than it is to shrink it.
In this way, can you put a 16g in a 14G piercing?
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.
Can I put a 20g in a 16g piercing?
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 .
If you want to wear earbuds, don’t. This causes unnecessary irritation to the piercing and they are most likely dirty with many types of bacteria on them, so it’s pretty obvious why you should not make them touch your fresh tragus. … Don’t use headphones that go into the ear canal until the piercing is healed.
Generally, as long as your tragus is large enough you can get this piercing. The common logic is: if it’s big enough to grab, it’s big enough to pierce. … It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen. Trying to pierce this area can result in piercing behind the tragus if it is not large enough.
Yes, but the risks of you poking yourself with the back of the earring is very likely. Ouch! Standard earrings for lobes are an 18 gauge. Most common stores like Walmart and Target have body jewelry for a tragus in a 18 gauge.
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.”
An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix). 18G earrings are great for many healed cartilage piercings. A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.
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.