The higher the gauge number the
One may also ask, can I pierce my belly button with a 16 gauge needle?
Belly Button: Normally, navel piercings are done with either a 14g or a 12g needle, followed by starter jewelry of the same size. … 16g is also a common option if your piercing artist says there is enough skin available for a slightly larger barbell.
Also question is, 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.
Using a sewing needle, safety pin or piercing gun to pierce your belly button is a bad idea, as these items are unsafe and will not produce good results.
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|
Most times when you get your nose pierced (unless you are getting your septum or bridge pierced) you will be pierced with a 16 gauge needle follwed by 18 gauge jewelry. … Typically a nose ring size is 20 gauge to 18 gauge; however, I have used a 14 gauge ring before and it was fine.