Secondly, what size needle is used for helix piercing?
|16G (1.2mm)||A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.|
Accordingly, can you use a piercing gun to pierce your forward helix?
It’s difficult to say just how much this piercing is going to hurt. … Make sure your piercer is using a needle to pierce your forward helix and not a piercing gun. Needles are faster, less painful, and sterile. There are too many parts of a piercing gun that cannot be sterilized and that may lead to infection later on.
When can I put a hoop in my Helix?
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
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.