Cannula vs. Needles
|Primarily used in European piercings (most notably around the U.K.)||Primarily used with American piercings|
|Short bevel, only sharp on 1 edge||Long bevel, sharp on all 3 axes|
|Shallow penetration of the skin||Deep penetration of the skin|
People also ask, how does a piercing cannula work?
Both needle and cannula pass through the skin when you are pierced. The needle is then removed leaving the cannula which provides a handy channel for the jewellery to be inserted without irritating the wound. Once the jewellery is in, the cannula is removed. … so are forced to use needles without cannulas.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you pierce with a piercing needle?
Piercing needles are hollow, which make them specifically designed for the insertion of an earring into the end. Put the earring post into the hole, pull the needle the rest of the way through and the earring will glide into your ear.
What is the difference between a cannula and a needle?
Probably the most obvious difference between a needle and a cannula is that the tip of a needle is sharp while a cannula is blunt. … While a small bore needle is used to make the initial entry point, once the cannula is inserted into the skin, it is far less likely to pierce and pass through the blood vessels.
Similar to a circle shape, curved needles are used for a tragus and other piercings in the ear. The curved needle prevents the needle from puncturing the other side of the ear during the piercing.
Most piercing guns aggressively force blunt ended studs through the tissue of your ears which is painful and unnatural, and can cause serious damage. This process simply forces the stud through your ear, wedging the jewelry between irritated and now-inflamed skin.
|20G (0.81mm)||Most earlobe piercings are made with a 20G needle, as are some nose piercings.|
|18G (1.0mm)||An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix). 18G earrings are great for many healed cartilage piercings.|
Getting Pierced with a Needle
Since the needle is hollow, it removes a small amount of skin and tissue in the immediate area of the piercing wound, and creates a space for the jewelry to rest, allowing room for the wound to drain and to heal.
The easiest piercings to do at home are your earlobes. Nose and belly button piercings can also be done at home with minimal risk. When it comes to doing a piercing near your mouth (such as tongue or lip), near your eye, or at the top of your ear, it is best to see a professional.
Ear and cartilage piercings are the safest options for doing your own piercings. While cartilage takes a long time to heal, these are relatively safe piercings with few complications. If you approach the piercings and their care correctly it is also safe to pierce the lip, eyebrow, nose, and belly button at home.
16 Gauge– It is a 1.3mm hollow needle. This is an ideal piercing size and is used in a number of piercings. It is used in piercings Like- Cartilage, Eyebrow, Monroe, Tragus, Helix, Conch, and Rook piercing as well.
Piercings done with a needle are likely to heal faster than those done with a piercing gun. Piercing guns use force to pierce you with a blunt stud which leaves a jagged incision (and possibly some bruising), while a sharp needle leaves a neat incision that will heal more easily.
It can be dangerous to pierce your ear with a sewing needle if you don’t do it right, but nevertheless, it is done by a lot of people. With the appropriate sewing needle and the correct way of numbing your ear, you can easily pierce your ear.
Ask your doctor to prescribe a topical numbing cream with lidocaine derivatives that can help anesthetize the earlobes. Layer a thick coat of the cream onto the lobes 30 to 60 minutes before the piercing. Experts also say that applying ice 15 to 30 minutes before the piercing might help numb the pain receptors.