Well, I just found out that Claire’s pierces with a 20 gauge and apparently the more common gauge for cartilage is 16.
Keeping this in consideration, what size gauge is an ear piercing?
Likewise, can I put a 16 gauge in a 18 gauge hole cartilage?
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.
What piercings do Claires do?
Our Piercing Options
Ear lobe, cartilage* and nose* piercings available. Single lobe piercings are a great way to curate your look your way! Two ear piercing specialists pierce both ears simultaneously. This is a great option for young children or anyone feeling a little nervous.
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!
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.
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.