16ga steel is . 065” inches thick, that is about 1/16th of an inch thick. 14 gauge in comparison is . 083 inches thick which doesn’t sound like much except it is almost 30% thicker (27.6% to be exact).
Also question is, can I pierce my belly button with a 16 gauge needle?
Belly Button: Normally, navel piercings are done with either a 14g or a 12g needle, followed by starter jewelry of the same size. … 16g is also a common option if your piercing artist says there is enough skin available for a slightly larger barbell.
Also know, is a 16 gauge piercing big?
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.”
Can you put a 16g in a 14g piercing?
Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you‘ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.
Not only does the eye-catching arch design contribute to the undeniable strength of our buildings, but the 22–gauge steel panels used to build them are what make SteelMaster structures extremely durable. Steel comes in many gauges. The lower the number, the thicker and stronger the steel.
It’s not a matter of can/can‘t, but rather should/shouldn’t. The shape of the navel doesn’t matter too much, any navel can be pierced if there is enough tissue depth to the skin available above or below the navel.
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.
Using a sewing needle, safety pin or piercing gun to pierce your belly button is a bad idea, as these items are unsafe and will not produce good results.
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.
When choosing your items specifics from the drop down list, please note the following: 18G = 18 Gauge 20G= 20 Gauge 22G= 22 Gauge 14K= 14 Karat Solid Gold 18K= 18 Karat Solid Gold 24K= 24 Karat Solid Gold 1.5mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 1.5 millimeters in size 2mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 2 millimeters in size …