|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
Beside above, 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)
Also question is, what size are cartilage piercings?
Is 6mm too small for Helix?
As a helix is typically one of the first cartilage piercings most people get, labrets and barbells are commonly used in this area of the ear. The bar length you need will depend on your skin thickness and piercing location, recommended lengths are usually 6mm or 8mm.
Is a Hoop or Stud Better for Cartilage Piercings? It is always better to get a cartilage piercing initially done with a stud. It is easier for the piercing to heal on a long, straight post rather than a curved post.
Hoop Size 10mm = 3/8 of an inch Diameter, 1.0mm = 1/32″ Thickness.
Gauges get larger with decreasing number (i.e. a size 00G is massive compared to a 20 gauge). with an 18 gauge. If you want it smaller, ask for a 20 or even 22 gauge when getting pierced.
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.
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.
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
In some cases, you can use any type of earring for the cartilage piercing, such as hoops and posts. Yet, earrings made for cartilage are generally more comfortable. Cartilage earring types include: … Posts or studs: Posts or studs in all metal or metal with gem stones are suitable for cartilage piercings.
Stretching a cartilage piercing isn’t much different than stretching your earlobes except that it takes much longer. Simply get some lube and some tapers, gently push the taper through your cartilage piercing, and slip the new jewelry in.