Consequently, what’s the smallest septum gauge?
The smallest gauge you should use is 18 or 20, but watch for pain, irritation, or beginning stages of the “cheese cutter effect” where the jewelry starts to migrate out through the skin. The smallest diameter ring I’ve been physically able to put in myself is 5/16ths inch.
Correspondingly, can you gauge your septum?
Stretching the septum should only be done with single flared jewelry or a ring in your desired size. You always want to stay consistent with your sizes, jumping between sizes is going to damage the piercing. For example, if you are starting with a 14 gauge piercing the next size you can stretch too is a 12 gauge.
Can I put a 16g in a 14g septum piercing?
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.
This piercing type goes through the narrow strip of skin on the septum just before the cartilage starts. It works best on noses with wider septums, as more narrow septums may not provide much of a surface area for the piercing.