# Which is thicker 14g or 16G?

As the numbers go up the size gets smaller. 14 IS thicker than 16. … The lower the number, the thicker the gauge so 16g is thinner than a 14g.

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## In this way, how do I know what gauge my industrial piercing is?

Piercing Gauge Sizes

1. BCR: Measure the width of the bar.
2. Labret: Measure the width of the bar.
3. Barbell: Measure the width of the bar.
4. Septum Ring: Measure the width of the ring at its thickest section.
5. Tunnels & Plugs: Measure the circumference of the inside of your ear.
Then, can I put a 14g in a 16G piercing? 14g is bigger then 16g. The lower the number the bigger it gets. If your piercing is healed and you’ve had it for a while you might be able to. There’s not a huge difference between the two, but it might be enough to keep it from going in.

## Besides, how do I know what gauge my piercing is?

The gauge size of your piercing is the thickness of the bar that goes through your piercing. In other words, it’s the barbell’s thickness. Note that the thicker the barbell, the lower the gauge size. So a 12 gauge (or 12G) barbell is much thicker than a 20 gauge (20G) barbell.

## What thickness is 11 gauge?

15 U.S. Code § 206. Standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel

Number of gauge Approximate thickness in fractions of an inch Weight per square foot in kilograms
9 5/32 2.835
10 9/64 2.552
11 1/8 2.268
12 7/64 1.984

## Can I put a 20g in a 16g piercing?

Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. … Generally a piercer will use an 18f needle and use a 20g stud if it’s your ears for example. Take a look at this photo for example: The difference between 16g and 18g is about .

1/16-inch

## What size gauge is a normal earring?

The most common gauges for this are the 16g, 18g and 19g. Next to the Forward Helix is the Helix or the outer rim of the ear that stretches down near the earlobe. Typical earring sizes for this part of the ear are 16g, 18g, 19g and 20g. Inside the Helix is the Anti-Helix.

## Which is bigger 18 or 20 gauge nose ring?

The thickest Gauge is 18 Gauge. This would be your choice if you have recently had your nose pierced or wear that gauge normally. 20 Gauge is thinner than 18G and is the standard most popular size.

## Can I put a 14g in a 12g piercing?

No worries though- 14 and 12g are interchangeable thread patterns- meaning you can wear all your pretty and fun 14g jewelry with your 12g posts! I know those sizes sound intimidating, but they are worth it for a comfy, happy, easy healing piercing!

## Can I start stretching with a 14 gauge?

14 gauge is a good size to start if you have worn regular earrings daily for a long time. The difference is pretty small between the 2 sizes, but you for sure don’t want to push it too hard on your 1st stretch (since your ears have never been stretched before).

## Can your piercing hole get smaller?

If a piercing is fully healed, you’ve had the jewelry in place for longer than a year, and you take the jewelry out, chances are very good that the hole will shrink, but not close completely and look as if it were never there. You will likely always see a small divot where the jewelry was placed in the skin.

## What is the smallest gauge size?

The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.

20-gauge

## Can I put a 16g in an 18g piercing?

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. A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.