## What is the common piercing size?

Common Piercing Type For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or naval piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common.

## What is the standard needle size for piercings?

Gauge SizeGAUGECOMMON PIERCINGS20G (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.1 more row

## Is 14G piercing bigger than 16G?

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. Body piercing doesnt really use odd numbers, so the next size will always be the next even number.

## How do I measure my piercing size?

The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.

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

If you pierce yourself with a 16G and put in a 20G earring, the earring will fit in easily and the hole will eventually shrink to the right size.

You can use the following methods to measure the gauge of your piercing jewellery:BCR: Measure the width of the bar.Labret: Measure the width of the bar.Barbell: Measure the width of the bar.Septum Ring: Measure the width of the ring at its thickest section.

## What is the smallest gauge size?

What is the smallest size gauge? A standard ear piercing is 20g or 18g so the smallest gauge size is 20g. Gauge sizes are always even numbers and the smaller the number the bigger the earring, so from 18g the next size up would be 16g. It would then go from there to 14g, then 12g, then 10g etc.

## What Gauge is a flat piercing?

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. Conch- Piercing on the lower part of the cartilage inside the ear, where it scoops inward.

## What is smaller 20 gauge or 18 gauge?

This will fit but may be slightly loose, as 20 gauge is thinner than 18 gauge. The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.

## 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!

## What size is after 1/2 inch gauges?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion TableGaugeMillimeters(mm)Inches00g10 mm3/811 mm7/1612 mm1/214 mm9/1622 more rows

## What size gauge can you not go back from?

The so-called “point of no return,” which is the size or gauge after which you will not be able to go back to original size, is a range between 0g and 4g for the majority. But, its important to note that this isnt always the same for everyone.