Gauges: For the fastest, most seamless healing process, Thompson recommends piercing with a 16 or 18 gauge and using a titanium or gold metal. Studs: “People do anchors in their lip, surface barbells, studs on the top, bottom, center, side—there are a lot [of options],” Thompson says.
Also, what size MM is a lip ring?
The standard gauge for a lip piercing can be either 1.2mm or 1.6mm and the majority of our lip jewellery is offered in both gauge sizes.
Then, how do I know my piercing size?
To find out the best internal diameter you should measure from the piercing hole to the edge of your lip / ear / nose. The length measurement refers to the length of the jewelry bar. Not the length of the whole product. The length of the barbell is measured as the distance between the two balls at either end.
What is an Ashley piercing?
As one of the few true lip piercings, the Ashley piercing consists of a single puncture through the center of the lower lip, exiting through the back of the lip into the mouth. … The Ashley piercing typically uses a labret stud with a dainty charm, ball, or gemstone sitting on the lower lip.
Gently kiss around the piercing.
Make sure to be gentle around the area that’s pierced because you could hurt them. Gently kiss the person around the piercing at first and test their level of comfort before kissing them more aggressively. New piercings are especially sensitive.
Leaving lip piercing jewelry that’s too tight in for a prolonged period of time can cause necrosis (tissue death), which can lead to infection.
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. …
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
14 gauge = 1/16-inch or 1.6 millimeters. 8 gauge = 1/8-inch or 3.2 millimeters. 2 gauge = 1/4-inch or 6.5 millimeters. 0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters.
If you pierce yourself with a 16G and put in a 20G earring, the earring will fit in easily and the hole will eventually shrink to the right size.
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!
The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.
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.
The studs made to fit in most standard piercing guns are 20-gauge in diameter and just long enough to go through the earlobe. They are usually made of stainless steel and are often gold-plated. Piercing studs are sharper than a normal stud earring to allow them to puncture the lobe.