The most common gauge for septum piercings is 16 gauge (approx. 1.2mm thick), however, your piercer may decide to use a different gauge depending on your individual anatomy. While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx.
Additionally, how do you know what size your piercing is?
Jewelry gets thicker the smaller the number gets. For example, an 18 gauge nose stud is thicker than a 22 gauge nose stud. You will see gauge written like this: 16G, 16g, and 16 gauge. If you don’t know which gauge you wear you may be able to measure it at home!
In respect to this, can your nose be too small for a septum piercing?
The perfect size of the jewelry depends on the size and shape of your sniffer — and the size of your nose may dictate whether a septum piercing will look good on you. … “If your nose is not symmetrical enough, it might not look right. Ask your piercer about how they think it will look first.
What is the smallest septum piercing size?
Depending on how long you wait to stretch and how big the stretch is your septum may feel tender for more than the initial two weeks. The jewelry is going to fit very tight into the nose and there will be swelling in the mucus membranes around the jewelry.
If you’re looking to stretch it to be an even bigger hole, you need to go super slowly as the cartilage will start to migrate up the nose. Consult your piercer, but many people recommend waiting between four and six months before starting to stretch. You should then wait a couple of months between gauges, too.
14g is standard for septum piercings. It could just be your anatomy. My friend and I had our septums pierced by the same artist. I have a longer nose and could flip mine up without a problem.