|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)||1/4″ (6-6.5mm)|
Similarly one may ask, what gauge is a ear cartilage piercing?
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G||3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″|
|Eyebrow Piercing||16G (14G is also commonly used)||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)||1 1/2″ (varies)|
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G||1/4″ , 5/16″, and 3/8″|
Also, how thick is a normal earring?
Earrings actually don’t differ that much from other piercings. Except that earrings are shot most of the time instead of being set by hand, the normal earring also goes through your skin. The difference lies in the thickness of the jewellery. Earrings are nearly always shot with a thickness of 0.8 mm or 1 mm.
What kind of earrings go in cartilage?
Labret studs are often used with cartilage piercings, especially at first, to give the ear adequate space to heal. Depending on the thickness of the cartilage area, many people continue to use labret studs as their preferred helix 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.
|20G (0.81mm)||Most earlobe piercings are made with a 20G needle, as are some nose piercings.|
|18G (1.0mm)||An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix). 18G earrings are great for many healed cartilage piercings.|
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.
The best type of jewelry for your ear piercing are gold earrings, as many people with metal allergies can tolerate nickel-free 14k gold in their piercings. Placement: The size and space of the lobe allows for a multitude of placement options. It’s up to your preference.
Piercing the cartilage in your ear can be a painful process, and requires preparation and care in execution. While professionals can do it for a fee, it is still cheaper to do at home and if you have a high pain tolerance fairly simple and stress-free.
You may wear only a single cartilage earring, and that’s the main reason for which you may buy them as singular pieces most of the time. You may wear it on the upper part of your ear, aka the “cartilage.”