|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)||1 1/2″ (varies)|
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G||1/4″ , 5/16″, and 3/8″|
|Monroe Piercing||16G||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″, 9/16″|
One may also ask, which is thicker 14G or 16G?
Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
In this way, how are industrial barbells measured?
The barbell length is measured in a straight line, between the end balls. The barbell length is measured in a straight line across the center, between the end balls. The post length is measured in a straight line, between the top ball and the base.
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.
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing. … It would just irritate the piercing even if it is fully healed.
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.
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.
When choosing your items specifics from the drop down list, please note the following: 18G = 18 Gauge 20G= 20 Gauge 22G= 22 Gauge 14K= 14 Karat Solid Gold 18K= 18 Karat Solid Gold 24K= 24 Karat Solid Gold 1.5mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 1.5 millimeters in size 2mm Gem= Gemstone measures approx 2 millimeters in size …
The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.
3mm = almost 1/8 inch. … 5mm = just over 3/16 inch.
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.
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 I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
Try sliding your jewelry into the opening to see if it fits.
The gauge measurement is the number printed next to the cutout circle. Gauge wheels usually provide the measurement in the gauge size along with the millimeters or inches.