Size Conversion Chart
Then, what size is 20mm in gauges?
Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch
Likewise, how many mm can you stretch your ear at a time?
Every person is different, and many factors, such as the elasticity of your skin and the time and method of stretching, can affect this. Most people can go between 2g (6mm) – 00g (10mm) and expect their ears to revert back to a normal piercing, after a few months of healing.
Which is larger 5mm or 8mm?
5mm = just over 3/16 inch. … 7mm = almost 9/32 inch (= a bit over 1/4 inch) 8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch.
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.
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.
Answer: After 00g, you run out of gauge sizes, so you would use fractions of an inch instead. The next size after 00g is 7/16″.
What size can I stretch up to without permanent damage? There are a lot of different opinions on this topic, but the majority of professionals in the body modification industry recommend never going any larger than 2 – 0 gauge if you want your ears to totally close up where you can‘t see through them.
I recommend you sleep with your plugs in your ears. Sleeping without them can cause irritation, dryness, and cracking. (This could just be my preference.) Once your ears completely heal, purchase a pair of wood plugs.
Does ear stretching hurt? Ear stretching tends to tingle or sting but it shouldn’t hurt a lot. If your earlobe feels tight or you’re in pain after inserting the taper or plug, then the size is too big and you should opt for something smaller.