Gauge – width of the shaft (eg. 14g)
Simply so, what size gauge is a belly button ring?
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Belly / Navel Ring||14G||3/8″ , 7/16″|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G||1/4″ , 5/16″|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G||3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″|
Similarly, 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.