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.
Herein, 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.
Regarding this, 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.
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.
There’s almost no difference between 14g and 16g and going between the 2 sizes once your healed shouldn’t honestly be too much of an issue. 16g jewelry is usually cheaper especially when you get into BVLA gold clickers and what not.
Most professional piercers use a needle size of 20G (0.8 mm) to 18G (1.0 mm) to pierce a nose.
|20G (0.81mm)||Most earlobe piercings are made with a 20G needle, as are some nose piercings.|
|18G (1.0mm)||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.|
Internationally, gauge is measured in millimeters (mm).
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.
The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.