Many jewelry stores and professional piercers in the US deal exclusively in 20 gauge, but gauges do range from 22 (thinnest, . 6mm) to 16 (thickest, 1.2mm).
In this regard, can I put a thicker nose ring in?
You could really mess up your nose if you do. You need to go to a piercer for this. The process is very simple: a taper the thickness of your current piercing hole on one end, and a size up on the other, will be lubricated and gently pushed through the piercing, stretching the hole bigger.
People also ask, how big should my nose hoop be?
How do you know if your nose hoop is too small?
If the nose ring isn’t wrapping all the way around your nostril, if the nose ring feels too tight and uncomfortable, if the nose ring is supposed to close and it doesn’t, if it’s pulling on the piercing and causing you pain, and/or if you see the jewelry starting to cheese wire (cut into) the piercing hole from the …
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 …
You can choose either a stud or a hoop as your initial jewelry, but the hoop will cause the piercing to heal with a slight curve, so it’s recommended that you start with a nose stud. You can always switch to a hoop later.
Most nose piercings are done at 18 gauge. … Occasionally, people choose to go down as small as 22 gauge, but if you didn’t intentionally downsize, then you most likely don’t wear such a thin gauge.
Second off, if you do have a bigger nose, all you need to do is tailor your nose ring of choice to suit your facial shape. If the base of your nose is larger than the bridge, consider a nostril piercing over a septum piercing.
If your nose piercing is less than or at least 6 months old, it will begin to get smaller/close up within a day or two. Especially the inner side of your nose piercing hole turns smaller very quickly.