Well, I just found out that Claire’s pierces with a 20 gauge and apparently the more common gauge for cartilage is 16.
In this regard, what gauge is a ear cartilage piercing?
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″|
Herein, does Claire’s do cartilage piercings with a needle?
Our piercings are safe, simple and gentle. Claire’s ear piercing system requires no needles and are held to the highest hygiene standards.
What size gauge is a normal earring?
Gauge Range for Body Jewelry
“Gauge [size] will vary pretty widely based on the client’s anatomy, preferences, and piercing location,” Faris explains. “Standard size is 18 g, which is what I mostly use for all my ear piercings,” Thompson reveals. “For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common.
In some cases, you can use any type of earring for the cartilage piercing, such as hoops and posts. Yet, earrings made for cartilage are generally more comfortable. Cartilage earring types include: … Posts or studs: Posts or studs in all metal or metal with gem stones are suitable for cartilage piercings.
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)||1/4″ (6-6.5mm)|
Getting your cartilage re-pierced to your desired gauge is also an option, and is great if your end goal is a 16, 14, or 12 gauge piercing. … You can stretch your tragus, conch, flat, as well as any helix piercing. BUT, when stretching cartilage you need to be aware that once it heals, the stretch is permanent!
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.
Nail Size. … In terms of nails, the higher the gauge number the thinner the nail. Hence, an 18–gauge nail is a little thinner than a 16–gauge.
I would NOT recommend getting cartilage done at a Claire’s though. This is an easy way to shatter and destroy your cartilage. Go to a reputable piercer. It’ll cost less, the jewelry selection is far greater, it’ll heal faster, it’ll look better, and it will hurt less.
“Needle–piercing is significantly healthier and safer than piercing with guns, and piercing guns are not designed to pierce through cartilage,” Lisa Bubbers, co-founder and CMO at Studs, a New York-based piercing studio, tells Bustle.
Piercing the cartilage in your ear can be a painful process, and requires preparation and care in execution. While professionals can do it for a fee, it is still cheaper to do at home and if you have a high pain tolerance fairly simple and stress-free.