|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.|
Thereof, what is the standard piercing size?
Standard Piercing Sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G||1/4″ , 5/16″|
|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″|
Additionally, is 14g or 16g bigger?
14g is bigger. The lower the number, the bigger the needle or jewelry. … So buy 16g jewelry and a 14g needle, or 14g jewelry and a 12g needle.
Can I put a 16g in a 14g piercing?
Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you’ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.
As one of the few true lip piercings, the Ashley piercing consists of a single puncture through the center of the lower lip, exiting through the back of the lip into the mouth. … The Ashley piercing typically uses a labret stud with a dainty charm, ball, or gemstone sitting on the lower lip.
The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.
Rook size usually 18g or 16g. Hoop 6mm-8mm. Flat– Piercing that sits through the “flat” area of skin between your ear canal and cartilage.
Even if you have a piercing that was pierced to a standard size—generally 20 gauge, 18 gauge, and 16 gauge—you can still stretch your ears to a larger size. … Other commonly stretched piercings include the inner conch, septum, nose, belly button, tongue, and ear cartilage.
14 gauge = 1/16-inch or 1.6 millimeters. 8 gauge = 1/8-inch or 3.2 millimeters. 2 gauge = 1/4-inch or 6.5 millimeters. 0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters.
As for going from 12g to 14g for nipples, it’s fine. 14g is stable as well, but your piercing fistulas will shrink around the jewelry so you’ll have to stretch if you ever plan on going back up to 12g.
There’s almost no difference between 14g and 16g and going between the 2 sizes once your healed shouldn’t honestly be too much of an issue. 16g jewelry is usually cheaper especially when you get into BVLA gold clickers and what not.