It is used in piercings Like- Cartilage, Eyebrow, Monroe, Tragus, Helix, Conch, and Rook piercing as well. 14 Gauge– 14G is a 1.6 mm needle, this is what we use in Navel piercing/ Belly button Piercing. Piercers also use this for a Tongue piercing, Labret, Eyebrow, Industrial, Septum, and Nipple piercings.
Just so, is 14g or 16G bigger?
14g is bigger. The lower the number, the bigger the needle or jewelry. … So buy 16g jewelry and a 14g needle, or 14g jewelry and a 12g needle.
Thereof, what can you pierce with a 16G needle?
|16G (1.2mm)||A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.|
Can I put a 14G in a 16G piercing?
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing.
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.
There’s almost no difference between 14g and 16g and going between the 2 sizes once your healed shouldn’t honestly be too much of an issue. 16g jewelry is usually cheaper especially when you get into BVLA gold clickers and what not.
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.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G||1/4″ , 5/16″|
|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″|
8 and 1 millimeters (18–gauge being vaguely thicker). People with petite noses can be pierced with a 22 gauge, which entails specialty jewelry. People with larger noses might consider going to a 16 gauge. Most nose jewelry will be available in 20- gauge since this size is predominately used just for nose piercings.
In the U.S. an 18 gauge earring measures approximately 5/128-inch while a 16 gauge earring measures 3/64-inch, for a difference of 1/128-inch or approximately 0.0078 inches.
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 professional piercers use a needle size of 20G (0.8 mm) to 18G (1.0 mm) to pierce a nose.