# How do I know what size my piercing is?

The measurement that you need is the distance from the piercing hole to the edge of your ear. Take this measurement in a straight line, because if you measure at a diagonal angle you will end up with a hoop that fits larger than you anticipated.

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## Simply so, which is smaller 16g or 14g?

Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the

Gauge Millimeter Inch
16g 1.2mm 3/64″
14g 1.6mm 1/16″
12g 2mm 5/64″
10g 2.4mm 3/32″
Just so, is 16 gauge normal for ear piercing? 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.

## Accordingly, 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. … The size difference between the two is small, but if you go back and forth it would obviously be a stretch every time you wanted to wear the 14’s, since your ear would shrink back to a 16g while you had that jewelry in.

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## Is 16g thicker than 14g?

Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.

Gauge Inches Millimeters
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
12G .082″ 2.0mm

## Is 18G or 20G smaller?

When choosing your items specifics from the drop down list, please note the following: 18G = 18 Gauge 20G= 20 Gauge 22G= 22 Gauge 14K= 14 Karat Solid Gold 18K= 18 Karat Solid Gold 24K= 24 Karat Solid Gold 1.5mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 1.5 millimeters in size 2mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 2 millimeters in size …

## What size is after 1/2 inch gauges?

Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch

Millimeters (mm) Inches (“)
11mm 7/16″
12mm 1/2″
13mm 17/32″
14mm 9/16″

## Can I put a 20g in a 16g 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.

## What is the smallest gauge size?

The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.

## Can I put a 16g in an 18g piercing?

If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? 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.