Beside above, what is the smallest Tragus size?
Tragus: The tragus piercing is gauged at 16g or 18g with the length being around 6mm-8mm. Jewelry commonly used in a tragus piercing is a round or flat back barbell. Helix: The helix piercing is sized at 16g or 18g with the length being around 6mm-10mm.
Just so, what size tragus ring should I get?
There is two main barbell gauge sizes for tragus piercings : 1,2mm(16G) and 1,6mm(14G) (barbell diameter). As for tragus piercing, 1,2mm(16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing.
Can I put a 14G in a 16G piercing?
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.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Monroe Piercing||16G||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|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″|
It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen. Trying to pierce this area can result in piercing behind the tragus if it is not large enough. This can affect your ability to chew.
What Type of Jewelry Is Used for Tragus Piercing?
- Stud: Small and simple, studs are a great option for tragus piercings, which tend to be tiny. …
- Barbell: A barbell is an earring with balls on both ends and a bar in the center.
Internationally, gauge is measured in millimeters (mm).
Different parts of the ear are bound to hurt more than others because the flesh varies – the ear lobe is generally considered the least painful piercing whereas cartilage piercings, like the helix, tragus, conch and so on – will usually be more painful because it’s tougher.
It’s absolutely safe, however a regular ear piercing is typically 18 gauge in size where a Tragus is typically 16 gauge. When putting a smaller size piece of jewelry in your tragus piercing, the hold will slowly shrink to the size of the new ring.
Does a tragus piercing hurt? The tragus of the ear is made up of a thin layer of flexible cartilage. … You may feel a pinching sensation, too, as the needle goes through the tragus. But the tragus heals fast, and you may not feel any pain as quickly as a few minutes after the procedure is done.
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Cartilage Post(Tragus / Helix / Conch)||1/4″(6mm)*, 5/16″(8mm)|
|Cartilage Hoop Rings(Daith / Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch)||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|
You can stretch your tragus, conch, flat, as well as any helix piercing. BUT, when stretching cartilage you need to be aware that once it heals, the stretch is permanent! … Septum piercings should be done through the flesh below the cartilage in your nose, not through the cartilage.