Gauges get larger with decreasing number (i.e. a size 00G is massive compared to a 20 gauge). with an 18 gauge. If you want it smaller, ask for a 20 or even 22 gauge when getting pierced.
Similarly, how big should my nose hoop be?
Also, what is the easiest nose hoop to put in?
Hoop Nose Rings: Nose ring hoops are quickly becoming the nostril jewelry of choice. They give you a different look than stud nose rings and tend to be more noticeable. Captive bead rings are easy to insert, and the bead can be decorated for extra flair.
What’s the thinnest nose hoop size?
Most nose piercings are done at 18 gauge. … Occasionally, people choose to go down as small as 22 gauge, but if you didn’t intentionally downsize, then you most likely don’t wear such a thin gauge.
If the nose ring isn’t wrapping all the way around your nostril, if the nose ring feels too tight and uncomfortable, if the nose ring is supposed to close and it doesn’t, if it’s pulling on the piercing and causing you pain, and/or if you see the jewelry starting to cheese wire (cut into) the piercing hole from the …
Check that it’s in properly.
You should be able to see the end of the L-shaped stud inside your nose. The end that is inside your nose should be pointing straight up or down, depending on your preference, and you shouldn’t be able to feel it. If you can feel it or its just uncomfortable, readjust it’s position.
You can choose either a stud or a hoop as your initial jewelry, but the hoop will cause the piercing to heal with a slight curve, so it’s recommended that you start with a nose stud. You can always switch to a hoop later.
If your piercing is fully healed and you’re using the correct gauge (thickness) jewellery, it shouldn’t hurt to change from a stud to a hoop. It might feel a bit odd, but it shouldn’t hurt. My piercer changed my stud to a hoop, and it didn’t hurt. If it is healed it does not hurt.