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

Asked by Adele Horne

Bob Stone

Bob Stone
BA, Contributor

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.

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What is the standard size nose piercing?

The standard size for a nose piercing is 18G or 20G, however, your piercer will pierce with a larger needle (up to 16G) to allow for better healing. Never use a nose ring smaller than recommended by your piercer, as there is more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.

Is 6mm too small for nose ring?

The average length of a nose ring is about 6 millimeters, but for those who have slightly thinner or thicker nasal cartilage, 5mm and 7mm lengths are also available. Unless your nose is very dainty or larger than average, any of these sizes will likely fit in your nose piercing.

Are nose screws good?

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What does a nose ring mean spiritually?

People used to put their nose piercing for religious and aesthetic purposes, but nowadays, for many young people putting a nose piercing means rebellion, and a nose piercing means resistance or a way to counter the rules and norms of the society.

Do bone nose studs stay?

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Is 18G or 20G smaller?

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.

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.

Is 14g or 16G bigger?

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.

Which nose studs stay in best?

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What is the smallest gauge?

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.

How do I know what gauge my nose piercing is?

If you've forgotten the size you wear, then you have several options when it comes to determining which gauge your nose piercing is:

  1. Ask your piercer for help. ...
  2. Compare an existing piece of jewelry to a printed gauge card. ...
  3. Use a caliper or micrometer. ...
  4. Gauge measurement wheels. ...
  5. Drill gauge. ...
  6. Can you fully close the hoop?

Which is bigger 18 or 20 gauge nose ring?

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Is 16G thicker than 18g?

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Does a hoop nose ring heal faster?

We understand how lovely a nostril piercing is with a hoop. "While you can start with a ring I don't suggest it. Healing is generally prolonged significantly. If you start with the stud you can switch to a hoop in about 2-3 months depending on how quickly you heal."

What's better nose stud or ring?

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Can you wear a 20G nose ring?

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What does it mean when a girl has a nose ring?

Many girls chose to wear the nose ring to symbolize their rebellion against society's traditional values. The piercing was a symbol of boldness, rebellion, and freedom of choice.

Is a 22 or 20 gauge bigger?

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20 gauge is thicker wire than 22 gauge. Thick enough to be bold, but still easy to slip through your piercing.

What side do you pierce your nose on?

The left side of the nose is oftentimes the most preferred side to get pierced.

How can I make my nose piercing heal faster?

Use proper aftercare

  1. cleaning the area with a saline solution twice a day.
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  3. avoiding moving jewelry, playing with it, or knocking the piercing while getting dressed.

Does a nose ring symbolize anything?

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