Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G||3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″|
|Eyebrow Piercing||16G (14G is also commonly used)||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)||1 1/2″ (varies)|
Herein, which is smaller 16G or 14G?
Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the
In this manner, are there different sizes of industrial piercings?
Sizes. The standard size of a piercing diameter is usually 14 gauge, but some even go with a 16 gauge at first and then upgrade to a 14 gauge after the piercing has healed. … Once they have healed, the captive bead rings can be removed and a straight barbell can be worn in their place.
Do Industrial Bar holes close?
The industrial piercing goes through cartilage in your ear and depending on how long it has been pierced it will close eventually and faster than many other piercings because of the location.
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14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. … The size difference between the two is small, but if you go back and forth it would obviously be a stretch every time you wanted to wear the 14’s, since your ear would shrink back to a 16g while you had that jewelry in.
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
The barbell piercing worn in the ear cartilage goes by a few different names : The barbell is called an industrial barbell, construction bar, or industrial project bar. Sizing of these bars varies depending on the person, because everybody’s ears are a different size.
If you want to change out your industrial piercing, it’s imperative to wait until it’s fully healed and potentially a bit longer just to be sure — anywhere from 5-9 months. If you try and take it out before then, you risk the piercing healing over and having to get it redone.