Metric Gauge Conversion
An 18 gauge earring measures approximately 1.0 mm and a 16 gauge earring measures approximately 1.2 mm, for a difference of 0.2 mm.
Keeping this in view, what size hoop is best for conch?
10 to 12 mm
Also question is, can I put a 14g in a 16G piercing?
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing. … It would just irritate the piercing even if it is fully healed.
Can I put a 20g in a 16g piercing?
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.
If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
But a hoop generally isn’t used during the initial piercing and while you can certainly change from a stud to a hoop later on, there’s going to be a long waiting period in between. “Be sure it’s fully healed first, or you will end up with bumps from irritation,” Lopez revealed.
As with many cartilage piercings, when you get a conch piercing the hole itself is usually permanent once fully healed. However, the skin can heal over the hole. … This piercing has the potential to close up quickly, especially when it is newer.
It is possible to wear a stud in the outer conch, but the hoop style (also known as an orbital conch piercing) seems to be the most popular. In the inner conch, you’ll want to opt for a cartilage stud. … The cartilage stud looks great with a solo conch piercing or as an addition to your cartilage cluster.