Is 18g bigger than 16g?

Is 18g bigger than 16g?

Small gauges will have a thinner bar but a larger number (like 20G), and large gauges will have a thicker bar but a smaller number (like 14G)….Inches & Millimeters Gauge Conversion Chart:

Gauge Inches Millimeters
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
12G .082″ 2.0mm

What are the sizes for ear stretching?

It’s often recommended that you start with 16 or 14 gauge when you first start stretching your ears. Stretching your ear larger than 2 gauge is often considered “the point of no return.” Once you stretch your ear to this point, you’ll likely need surgery if you want the hole to fully close.

Can you put a 16g earring in a normal piercing?

If it fits snugly, then your gauge size will be 20G. If you can move it around a little bit, try an 18G size. If you can move it around quite a bit, then you probably want a 16G size. Length/Diameter: Again try inserting a standard earring post into your piercing.

Can you put a 16G earring in a normal piercing?

What size hole is a normal ear piercing?

Standard ear piercings are a 20g or 18g if they were pierced by a gun. If they were pierced by a professional, the lobe piercing will typically be a 16g or 14g.

What size are starter earrings?

Most earlobe piercings are around 20 gauge to 18 gauge. The average stud earrings are size 20 gauge. Gauge refers to the thickness of the barbell, post or ring that goes through the piercing. Gauge can be confusing because it works in reverse – the higher the gauge the thinner the bar.

Can I go from 18G to 16g?

If your ears were pierced properly at a professional piercing studio, your ears were most likely pierced at 16g, but you should ask your piercer to make sure. You will stretch to a 14g if you are starting at 16g….Size Guide.

Gauge Millimeters Inches
18G 1mm 5/128″
16G 1.2mm 3/64″
14G 1.6mm 1/16″
12G 2mm 5/64″

What size are regular earrings?

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.

What size are standard earrings?

What is the most common earring size?


* indicates the most common size – updated 2020
Regular Earring Post 1/4″(6mm)
Lip and Labret 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm), 1/2″(12mm)
Monroe/Madonna 1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)

What size is a normal earring stud?

What size do hoop earrings come in?

To help you find what you’re looking for, we created this handy hoop earring size chart that contains everything you need to know about choosing a hoop size, along with an on-ear size chart to help you visualize different hoop sizes. Hoop earrings are available in a wide range of sizes—as small as 15mm or less to as big as 70mm or larger.

What size do ear piercings come in?

Standard ear piercings are usually done at 20g or 18g for traditional earrings and that works out at roughly 1mm. This is usually where people start stretching from from there you can go into the next size up which is usually either 14g (1.5mm or 1/16”) or 16g (1.2mm or 3/64”)

What size of earrings should I wear?

My personal preference is a stud size of about 2cm as it’s big enough to show the design of the stud but not too heavy to wear. When it comes to drop or dangle earrings, the sky is the limit.

How big can stud earrings be?

Stud earrings can now be as large as 4cm in diameter, making them statement studs in my opinion. The thing about studs is you can easily wear and forget them (guilty!) although it’s usually recommended to take them off before showering or when you go for a swim. Anyway, here is a picture to help you better visualise stud earring sizes.