Common Piercing Type
“For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or naval piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there.”
Keeping this in consideration, how do you know what size your piercing is?
To find out the best internal diameter you should measure from the piercing hole to the edge of your lip / ear / nose. The length measurement refers to the length of the jewelry bar. Not the length of the whole product. The length of the barbell is measured as the distance between the two balls at either end.
Beside above, which is bigger 14g or 16g?
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.
Can I put a 16g in a 14g piercing?
Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you’ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.
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.
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U.S. Gauge Conversion
The United States typically measures gauges in inches, unlike most other countries. In the U.S. an 18 gauge earring measures approximately 5/128-inch while a 16 gauge earring measures 3/64-inch, for a difference of 1/128-inch or approximately 0.0078 inches.
Piercings done with a needle are likely to heal faster than those done with a piercing gun. Piercing guns use force to pierce you with a blunt stud which leaves a jagged incision (and possibly some bruising), while a sharp needle leaves a neat incision that will heal more easily.
Getting Pierced with a Needle
The process of using a needle to do a piercing in an area of the body other than the ear lobe is much safer, and our customers say, less painful than using a piercing gun. … Yet when the two methods are directly compared, needles are far safer, and less painful for body piercings.
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As for going from 12g to 14g for nipples, it’s fine. 14g is stable as well, but your piercing fistulas will shrink around the jewelry so you’ll have to stretch if you ever plan on going back up to 12g.
14g is bigger. The lower the number, the bigger the needle or jewelry. The biggest sizes go from 0 to 00, and then start moving into fractions of an inch. Don’t pierce anything with a 15g needle.