Helpful tips

Can I use a 16 gauge for nose piercing?

Can I use a 16 gauge for nose piercing?

For high nostril piercings, thicker jewelry tends to work better. That’s why high nostrils are typically pierced at a 16 gauge or even a 14 gauge. Your piercer should provide information about which gauge you were pierced at so you know which size jewelry to buy in the future.

Can I put a 16G in an 18G nose 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.

What are 16 gauge piercing needles used for?

A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith. Shop our flat back earrings and cartilage hoops for cartilage piercings.

Are most piercings 16 gauge?

Gauge Range for Body Jewelry “Standard size is 18 g, which is what I mostly use for all my ear piercings,” Thompson reveals. “For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common.

What is the thinnest gauge nose ring?

22 Gauge
22 Gauge (.6mm thickness) This is the smallest gauge used on nose piercings and would be considered unusual in the United States.

Is 14g smaller than 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.

What gauge is a nose piercing?

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. A post thinner than 20 gauge is not recommended for most nose piercings.

What size needle do I need for a nose piercing?

Use a hollow needle – these are more effective. Use a thin gauge, between 20G (. 81mm) and 18G (1.0mm), and make sure that the hole is not smaller in diameter than your jewelry. Take the needle out of the packaging, when you are ready, and be sure to sterilize it before you put it into your skin.

What gauge is a belly piercing?

Professional belly piercings are performed in a standard 14g (gauge width) and pierced to fit the standard size 10mm (3/8) and 11mm (7/16) belly rings. All of our navel rings are supplied within the standard size range unless otherwise stated. Click on each size below to view available belly rings in that size.