Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″, 9/16″|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch / Daith||16G , 18G||3/16″, 1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)||3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, and 5/8″|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
Accordingly, does your tragus have to be a certain size?
The tragus piercing is most commonly 16G, but sizes range between 18G – 14G. Sizing depends on personal preference as well as the size of your tragus, so it’s a good idea to talk to your piercer about your options. Remember that it’s easier to stretch a piercing than it is to shrink it.
Just so, what is the best earring for a tragus piercing?
Stud: Small and simple, studs are a great option for tragus piercings, which tend to be tiny. A ball stud, which has smooth edges that are less likely to snag on hair and clothing, is ideal for a new piercing.
What type of earring is best for tragus piercing?
Ideally, the best types of earrings for this type of piercing would be barbells, cuffs, mini hoops, labret studs, and internally threaded jewelry. One of the most popular types of tragus piercing jewelry is ball-shaped studs. The size fits seamlessly and it’s a piece I’d recommend for tragus newbies.
When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|
|Lip and Labret||5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm), 1/2″(12mm)|
|Monroe/Madonna||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
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.
Wire Gauge Conversion
|Wire Number (Gauge)||A.W.G. or B&S (Inches)||A.W.G. Metric (MM)|
Home > TECHNICAL RESOURCES > Gauge = mm = Inch Conversion Chart
|B&S Gauge||Millimeter (mm)||Inch (decimal)|
8mm = 5/16 inch. … 10mm = just over 3/8 inch. 11mm = almost 7/16 inch. 12mm = almost 15/32 inch (= almost 1/2 inch)