Size Conversion Chart
Similarly, what size is 20mm in gauges?
Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch
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Also question is, what size gauge should I start with for my ears?
What is one size bigger than 00g in ear gauges?
Any size larger than 00g would be referred to in millimeters or inches. If your ears were originally pierced with a gun, which is the common practice at mall booths, fashion stores or most general jewelers, then they were most likely pierced at between 18g and 16g. A 14g taper would be a good place to start stretching.
What’s the smallest ear stretching size? Standard ear piercings are usually done at 20g or 18g for traditional earrings and that works out at roughly 1mm.
Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.
The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they’re sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell.
The so-called “point of no return,” which is the size or gauge after which you will not be able to go back to original size, is a range between 0g and 4g for the majority. But, it’s important to note that this isn’t always the same for everyone.
Stretching Process (taper method)
Lubricant will make the taper super slick, so it will slide through easy. Lubricants make a stretch easier. While you’re out getting a new taper, get some Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil or GaugeGear Stretching Balm (Neosporin and Vaseline are not good lubes for ear stretching).
Both men and women are pierced at an early age and brass weights are hung to stretch the ears. Those in the tribe with long stretched lobes are well respected. The longer the ears were stretched, the more revered a person would become to the tribe.