The higher the number, the thinner the post. Nose piercing is usually done with an 18 gauge (1.02mm) post. After a nose piercing heals, most people switch to a 20 gauge (. 81mm) post because it is thinner and leaves a smaller hole.
Thereof, how do you go from 20G to 18G nose ring?
If you want to go back to an 18G you can and it will adapt. If going from a smaller gauge nose stud, nose screw or nose ring to a larger gauge, you can stretch your piercing by putting some pure vitamin e oil on your nose jewelry and your nose piercing and slowly guiding the stud through.
In this regard, 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 …
What’s the thinnest nose hoop size?
Question: Do nose piercings fall out easily ? Answer: No, it doesn’t fall out easily, although it’s a common problem. It depends on the jewellery that you choose for starting nose piercing. L- shaped nose studs easily fell out, while curved nose studs are more stable for the new piercing.
If your nose piercing is less than or at least 6 months old, it will begin to get smaller/close up within a day or two. Especially the inner side of your nose piercing hole turns smaller very quickly.
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.
Having a nose ring that is too small can cause the jewelry to cut through the piercing hole as I mentioned above. That would leave you open to infection and scarring. The pressure could cause a piercing bump (localized infection or granuloma) to form. These are generally treatable but a pain in the butt.
You could really mess up your nose if you do. You need to go to a piercer for this. The process is very simple: a taper the thickness of your current piercing hole on one end, and a size up on the other, will be lubricated and gently pushed through the piercing, stretching the hole bigger.