approximately .8 millimeters
Moreover, how do I know what size my nose piercing is?
The gauge of your nose ring refers to how thick the metal is. Remember, smaller numbers are always thicker. For example, a 22 gauge (0.64mm) nose hoop is thinner than an 18 gauge (1.0mm) nose hoop. It’s incredibly important to make sure that you’re buying the correct gauge.
Regarding this, can I put a 14g in a 16g septum piercing?
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.
Is 18G or 20G smaller?
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 …
If the measurement you take is approximately 1.0mm, then you wear 18 gauge; if the measurement is approximately 1.2mm, then you wear 16 gauge; and if the measurement is approximately 1.6mm, then you wear 14 gauge.
The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.
Everyone has a unique nose and because of this, gauge sizes for nose piercings vary slightly. Professional piercers are the ones to determine this. The most common sizes are 20 and 18 gauge, or . 8 and 1 millimeters (18-gauge being vaguely thicker).
If you’re looking to stretch it to be an even bigger hole, you need to go super slowly as the cartilage will start to migrate up the nose. Consult your piercer, but many people recommend waiting between four and six months before starting to stretch. You should then wait a couple of months between gauges, too.
Depending on how long you wait to stretch and how big the stretch is your septum may feel tender for more than the initial two weeks. The jewelry is going to fit very tight into the nose and there will be swelling in the mucus membranes around the jewelry.
14g is standard for septum piercings. It could just be your anatomy. My friend and I had our septums pierced by the same artist. I have a longer nose and could flip mine up without a problem.