# How many MM is a 16G earring?

1.2mm

Gauge Millimeters Inches
16g 1.2mm 0.047″
14g 1.6mm 0.062″
12g 2.0mm 0.078″
10g 2.5mm 0.098″

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## Moreover, what size is 16 gauge earrings?

Inches & Millimeters Gauge Conversion Chart:

Gauge Inches Millimeters
20G .032″ 0.81mm
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
Accordingly, 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.

## Simply so, what does 16G mean for earrings?

22 gauge = 0.64mm. 20 gauge = 0.81mm. 18 gauge = 1.02mm. 16 gauge = 1.30mm. 14 gauge = 1.63mm.

## How many mm is a standard earring?

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Gauge Millimeter Inch
16g 1.2mm 3/64″
14g 1.6mm 1/16″
12g 2mm 5/64″
10g 2.4mm 3/32″

## What piercings are 16 gauge?

Standard piercing sizes

Piercing Standard Gauge Standard Length
Cartilage Piercing 16G , 18G 3/16” , 1/4″ and 5/16
Eyebrow Piercing 16G (14G is also commonly used) 1/4″ , 5/16” and 3/8″
Industrial Barbell 14G (16G is also commonly used) 1 1/2″ (varies)
Labret Lip Rings 14G or 16G 1/4″ , 5/16“, and 3/8”

## Is 16 or 14 gauge smaller?

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. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.

## Can I put 16g in 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.

## How many MM is a 12 gauge earring?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table

Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
0g 8 mm 5/16″
00g 10 mm 3/8″
11 mm 7/16″
12 mm 1/2″

## What is a normal earring gauge?

Gauge Size

Most earlobe piercings are made with a 20G needle, as are some nose piercings. 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.

## Can you put a 16g earring in an 18G hole?

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. … Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings.

## Which is smaller 16 or 18 gauge?

Gauge Sizing

Though it seemingly goes against logic, earrings and other jewelry gauge sizes actually get bigger the lower the number of the gauge. 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.