Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|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″|
|Monroe Piercing||16G||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″, 9/16″|
In this way, how do I know what size labret to buy?
To measure a labret you simply have to measure the barbell length excluding the platform base and screw head if there is one. For labret piercing, ring size vary between 8mm(0,31in) and 11mm(0,43in). 8mm(0,31in) and 9mm (0,35in) tend to be the most common sizes for this piercing.
Also to know is, how many mm should a lip ring be?
The standard gauge for a lip piercing can be either 1.2mm or 1.6mm and the majority of our lip jewellery is offered in both gauge sizes.
Can I put a 16g in a 14g piercing?
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.
Tips and Tricks
Dahlia piercings will emphasize the corners of your mouth, and has the effect of making full lips look fuller, but thin lips look particularly long and thin.
Hoops should be snug enough to wrap the lip, but will have some gap to allow for movement while eating and talking. Hoops that are too tight can cause migration, so they do need some room. … When you smile, the lip does thin out, and you will see some extra room on the bar or ring.
Jewelry options for the vertical labret piercing include: Fully enclosed ring or hoop. This wraps around the entire pierced area, similarly to an earring in your earlobe. Curved barbell.
Body Piercing Standard Gauges:
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch||16G , 18G|
As one of the few true lip piercings, the Ashley piercing consists of a single puncture through the center of the lower lip, exiting through the back of the lip into the mouth. … The Ashley piercing typically uses a labret stud with a dainty charm, ball, or gemstone sitting on the lower lip.
It’s best to wait until your piercing is completely healed before switching to a ring. They’re not suitable for healing piercings. Next week is way too early to be changing jewelry.
When your lip or tongue piercing is healing, you‘ll need to keep the jewelry as still as possible. Unfortunately, this means refraining from french kissing for a while. Not only will kissing introduce the healing piercing to debris and bacteria, but it will also cause movement that could damage the piercing.
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. Some piercing do embed slightly, we refer to this as ‘nesting’. Lip and tongue piercings tend to do this as our oral tissue is very soft.
Most Painful Piercings
- Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. …
- Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. …
- Rook. …
- Conch. …
- Industrial. …
- Dermal Anchor. …
- Septum. …
Once your lip piercing is fully healed–which can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, depending on what type of lip piercing you get and how well you care for it–you can replace your starter lip stud with jewelry that’s less likely to negatively impact your oral health.