The most common gauge for septum piercings is 16 gauge (approx. 1.2mm thick), however, your piercer may decide to use a different gauge depending on your individual anatomy. While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx.
Regarding this, can I put a 14g in a 16g septum piercing?
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.
Also, is my septum piercing too high?
Looks high but it could be your nose though like the place you pierce it is just higher than normal.. You can get bigger jewelry if you want it to come down farther. as long as it’s not in the cartilage, it’s not a problem. You may wish to try a tear drop captive once you’re healed to increase the “lower” look.
How do I know my septum size?
The inner diameter for a septum hoop is measured vertically. To find out the smallest inner diameter that you can wear measure in a straight line down from your septum piercing to the bottom of your nose. The measurement you get will give you a snug fitting piece of jewelry (remember to always round up not down).
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. Body piercing doesn’t really use odd numbers, so the next size will always be the next even number.
what’s a pretty good average size for septum piercings? I had mine pierced initially at 16g and then stretched it up to 14g once it was healed. There isn’t a huge difference between sizes, so you can really go either way and have a similar healing experience. I had my septum pierced at 12g, and I love it.
The longer you wait between stretches the easier the stretch is. For instance, it is better to wait 6 months in between a stretch then 2 months. Depending on how long you wait to stretch and how big the stretch is your septum may feel tender for more than the initial two weeks.
The price of a septum piercing typically falls between around $40 and $90.
Septum piercings just look kinda tacky and stupid on most people. I’ve only seen a few people who can pull it off and look good with one. … It does seem to be a popular piercing for those who want to be different so badly but then ending up looking the same as everyone else.
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. It’s the same as twisting, and will irritate your new septum piercing. …
This piercing type goes through the narrow strip of skin on the septum just before the cartilage starts. It works best on noses with wider septums, as more narrow septums may not provide much of a surface area for the piercing.