|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
Keeping this in consideration, how big is a 12mm hoop earring?
10mm or 3/8 inch (inside opening is 8.5-9mm) 12mm or 1/2 inch (inside opening is 10-11mm)
One may also ask, when can you wear hoops in cartilage?
You can wear your hoops after your piercings heal. Often, this healing time is 6 weeks earlobe piercings and 12 weeks for cartilage piercings. But even with these timelines, you might want to stretch that time to 6 months for the earlobes, especially if you want to wear heavy hoops and statement pieces.
Are hoops better for cartilage?
Both are good for cartilage. However, as someone with 18 ear piercings, most in cartilage, I prefer studs. Hoops are far easier to catch on things. … However, as someone with 18 ear piercings, most in cartilage, I prefer studs.
Whether it’s a hoop or stud, you can always get whichever you like for a cartilage piercing. Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs—longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space.
If you have a round face, you will want to use longer earrings to create more length in your face. Slender and long-statement earrings will elongate your face. You should avoid large hoops, as they will create more circular shapes along your already circular face.
Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
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 …
It is a common myth that if a piercing is not done in the exact correct place that you will become paralyzed. This simply is not true! This myth originated because of a single case where after having her ears pierced, 15 year old Grace Etherington became paralyzed.
Hoop: “It’s true that it can take slightly longer to heal a piercing with a ring than with a stud, but as long as the client is aware and is careful during the healing process, they should be fine,” says Lamb.
Avoid sleeping directly on your new piercing. The pressure can not only change the angle of your piercing, but it can cause it to swell.