The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.
In this manner, what is the standard earring post length?
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|
|Lip and Labret||5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm), 1/2″(12mm)|
|Monroe/Madonna||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
Correspondingly, how do piercing sizes work?
“Here [in the U.S.] it’s measured by gauge.” Gauge sizes work in reverse, meaning that the higher the number, the thinner the width. So higher numbers (like 16 gauge) are thinner than smaller numbers (like a 6 gauge). When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number.
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.
Gauges get larger with decreasing number (i.e. a size 00G is massive compared to a 20 gauge). with an 18 gauge. If you want it smaller, ask for a 20 or even 22 gauge when getting pierced.
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.
Most Painful Piercings
- Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. …
- Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. …
- Rook. …
- Conch. …
- Industrial. …
- Dermal Anchor. …
- Septum. …
Standard earrings are typically 16-20 gauge, or 1.2 mm to . 8 mm. Thicker gauges require a larger piercing hole, so if you bought a 14 or 12 gauge post earring it may hurt your ears if your piercing is not wide enough to accommodate for the thickness of the post.
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
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.
Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch
|Millimeters (mm)||Inches (“)|
Gauge and Sizing
|Vertical Clitoral Hood||14g to 12g||Captive Bead Ring or Curved Barbell|
|Labia||12g to 10g||Captive Bead Ring|
|Prince Albert||12g to 8g||Captive Bead Ring|
|Frenum||12g to 10g||Standard Barbell or Captive Bead Ring|
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.