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.
Also know, what is the standard earring size?
People also ask, what size studs do they pierce ears with?
Post Length / Ring Diameter
|PIERCING TYPE||STANDARD GAUGE SIZE||STANDARD LENGTH|
|Conch Piercing||16G, 18G||6mm, 8mm, 10mm|
|Daith Piercing||16G, 18G||6mm, 8mm|
|Nose/Nostril Piercing||20G, 18G||6mm, 8mm|
|Earlobe Piercing||20G, 18G||6mm, 8mm|
Can I put a 14G in a 16g piercing?
14g is bigger then 16g. The lower the number the bigger it gets. If your piercing is healed and you’ve had it for a while you might be able to. There’s not a huge difference between the two, but it might be enough to keep it from going in.
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 .
The most common gauges for this are the 16g, 18g and 19g. Next to the Forward Helix is the Helix or the outer rim of the ear that stretches down near the earlobe. Typical earring sizes for this part of the ear are 16g, 18g, 19g and 20g.
These 1mm (1/32 inch in Diameter) Nose Studs / Ball Stud Earrings are smallest possible size and are barely larger than the ear posts themselves.
The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.
Rook size usually 18g or 16g. Hoop 6mm-8mm. Flat– Piercing that sits through the “flat” area of skin between your ear canal and cartilage.
16ga steel is . 065” inches thick, that is about 1/16th of an inch thick. 14 gauge in comparison is . 083 inches thick which doesn’t sound like much except it is almost 30% thicker (27.6% to be exact).
When you get your ear pierced (guys), do you need to start out with a starter stud or can you get a hoop as your first? Regardless of customer gender, a proper professional piercer is not going to use a stud-gun.
There is no harm in bringing your own earrings provided they are light in weight and not too heavy for you to carry as it pains after the piercing is done . The pain may be prolonged for weeks so wearing heavy earings will create discomfort and will give you more pain.
Newly pierced ears: Basically, the sleeper earrings have been designed for use by persons who just had their ears pierced. … The studs are ideal for children, and they have screw-on backs that keep them well secured in place, while the hoops often work better as sleeper earrings for adults.