Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″, 9/16″|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch / Daith||16G , 18G||3/16″, 1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)||3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, and 5/8″|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
Additionally, how do I know what gauge my piercing is?
The gauge is how thick your jewelry is. Jewelry gets thicker the smaller the number gets. For example, an 18 gauge nose stud is thicker than a 22 gauge nose stud. You will see gauge written like this: 16G, 16g, and 16 gauge.
Just so, can I put a 14G in a 16G piercing?
14g is bigger then 16g. The lower the number the bigger it gets. If your piercing is healed and you’ve had it for a while you might be able to. There’s not a huge difference between the two, but it might be enough to keep it from going in.
What piercing helps with anxiety?
What does this piercing have to do with anxiety? A daith piercing is located in the innermost fold of your ear. Some people believe that this piercing can help ease anxiety-related migraines and other symptoms.
Generally, the rook piercing presents the same set of complications and risks as other cartilage piercings in the ear, although its concealed nature makes it less prone to accidental snags than other piercings. However, not everyone has suitable anatomy for a viable, long-term rook piercing.
Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. … Generally a piercer will use an 18f needle and use a 20g stud if it’s your ears for example. Take a look at this photo for example: The difference between 16g and 18g is about .
When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.
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.
Even if you have a piercing that was pierced to a standard size—generally 20 gauge, 18 gauge, and 16 gauge—you can still stretch your ears to a larger size. What’s more, it doesn’t matter how recently you got them pierced.
If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? 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.
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
No worries though- 14 and 12g are interchangeable thread patterns- meaning you can wear all your pretty and fun 14g jewelry with your 12g posts! I know those sizes sound intimidating, but they are worth it for a comfy, happy, easy healing piercing!
14 gauge is a good size to start if you have worn regular earrings daily for a long time. The difference is pretty small between the 2 sizes, but you for sure don’t want to push it too hard on your 1st stretch (since your ears have never been stretched before).
If a piercing is fully healed, you’ve had the jewelry in place for longer than a year, and you take the jewelry out, chances are very good that the hole will shrink, but not close completely and look as if it were never there. You will likely always see a small divot where the jewelry was placed in the skin.