Jewellery Gauge/ThicknessThis measurement tells you the thickness of the post or bar.
Piercings with a needle
1.2mm/16 gauge is the most common size ears are initially pierced with using a needle but if you're unsure please contact your piercer or measure your existing jewellery.
The initial jewellery for piercings done with a gun usually range from 0.8mm gauge to 1.3mm gauge. If you're unsure please contact your piercer or measure your existing jewellery.
Piercings can shrink if you haven't worn any earrings or have only been wearing thinner ones for any length of time.
|0.6mm (22 gauge)||Continuous rings|
|0.7mm (21 gauge)||Blomdahl titanium stud earrings, earring hooks, Ti2 titanium earrings|
|0.8mm (20 gauge)||Blomdahl hoop and drop earrings, Caflon earrings, Element 41 earrings, earring hooks, Invictus labrets, nose studs, Korbar labrets, continuous rings, Studex Sensitive earrings, Studex Tiny Tips earrings|
|0.9mm (19 gauge)||Blomdahl medical plastic stud earrings|
|1mm (18 gauge)||Nose studs, labret studs, Industrial Strength labrets, Invictus labrets, Korbar labrets, cartilage studs, continuous rings, heart rings and BCRs|
|1.2mm (16 gauge)||Labret studs, Industrial Strength labrets, Invictus labrets, Korbar labrets, BCRs, continuous rings, cartilage earrings, spirals, heart rings, Studex Plus piercing studs|
|1.6mm (14 gauge)||Belly bars, labrets|