Generally 14g / 16g. 18g is the smallest size that you can use once your septum is healed, I heard that anything smaller than 18g can cause the “cheese cutter” effect.
Furthermore, can I put a 14g in a 16g septum piercing?
Most septums are pierced at a 14g or a 16g more commonly. Say you got pierced at a 16g, once it’s healed. Putting a 14g ring in wouldn’t be hard at all, same as putting a 12g ring in. Once it gets to around there it’s better to start using tapered jewelry.
Additionally, is 14g bigger than 16g?
Jewelry is measured through a gauge system (see chart below). The higher the gauge number the smaller the wire is. A standard “earring” is usually 20 gauge. Jewelry gauges/sizes can vary between manufacturers.
Can septum ring be too small?
In terms of a ring it’s imporatnt to note that a rings curvature limits swelling room, this means that if you want a ring as initial jewellery for a septum it will have to be somewhat large (10mm diameter usually) or if it’s done with a curved barbell it would have to be no smaller than an 8mm diameter.
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.
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.
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.
The 14g is a larger barbell than the 16g by a fraction of an inch (0.013). Most piercers will have a preference between 14 and 16g for industrial piercings and while having a 14g means you can swap out for 16g jewelry you cannot do it the other way around without pain.
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.