Common Piercing Type
“For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or naval piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there.”
Also, what gauge are most earring posts?
Recommended Earwire Gauge
The most common earring wire sizes: 20, 21, and 22 gauge.
- BCR: Measure the width of the bar.
- Labret: Measure the width of the bar.
- Barbell: Measure the width of the bar.
- Septum Ring: Measure the width of the ring at its thickest section.
Secondly, what is the average size earring post?
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|
|Lip and Labret||5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm), 1/2″(12mm)|
|Monroe/Madonna||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
What gauge is a normal lobe earring?
Can you put a 14G in a 16g?
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.
What is the smallest earring size?
These 1mm (1/32 inch in Diameter) Nose Studs / Ball Stud Earrings are smallest possible size and are barely larger than the ear posts themselves.
What gauge are Claire’s earrings?
What is the best wire for making earrings?
22-20 gauge are good all-purpose, versatile wire sizes, thin enough to be able to string on most beads. If you use half-hard wire (or work-harden softer wire), these gauges are also sturdy enough to hold their shape for making handmade chain, ear wires, eye pins, jump rings, and lightweight clasps.