Are cartilage piercings 18G?

Are cartilage piercings 18G?

An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix).

What is the standard gauge size for a cartilage piercing?

Standard Piercing Sizes

Piercing Standard Gauge Standard Length
Cartilage Piercing 16G , 18G 3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″
Eyebrow Piercing 16G (14G is also commonly used) 1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″
Industrial Barbell 14G (16G is also commonly used) 1 1/2″ (varies)
Labret Lip Rings 14G or 16G 1/4″ , 5/16″, and 3/8″

What MM is good for cartilage piercing?


Standard Hoop Inner Diameter
Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.) 5/16″ (8mm)
Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge) 1/4″ (6-6.5mm)
Conch 3/8″-1/2″ (10mm-12mm)
Nose 5/16″ (8mm)

Can I use normal earrings for my cartilage?

You may wear only a single cartilage earring, and that’s the main reason for which you may buy them as singular pieces most of the time. You may wear it on the upper part of your ear, aka the “cartilage.”

Can I wear a 16g in a 18g 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.

Can I put an 18g in a 20g nose piercing?

A 20 gauge hoop is smaller so yes, it will fit. But the hole will get smaller over time and the 18 gauge may not fit ever again if you leave it til long.

Can I put a 16G in an 18G piercing?

Is 18g smaller 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
20G .032″ 0.81mm
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm

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

Can you pierce your cartilage with a hoop?

Type of Jewelry Used for a Helix Piercing Hoop/Ring: A hoop, also called a ring, is a popular choice for a helix piercing. It’s a piece of metal in a ring shape, but it’s flexible enough to easily bend.

Can you use Tragus earrings for cartilage?

It goes without saying that a tragus piercing should sit in the position of the ear canal but with a cartilage piercing either direction is possible. Finally, even though it’s not true for all, of some piercings the balls can be swapped. However, it depends on the screw thread and thickness of the bar.


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