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Measuring Body Jewelry

Standard Body Piercing Sizes:
These are the standard sizes used for each piercing in body jewelry. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this is the size used for YOUR piercing. These are the standard gauges and lengths used by professional piercers. Everyone's body is different, and sometimes piercers will use different lengths and gauges depending on your body.

Piercing
Standard Gauge
Standard Length
Belly / Navel Ring
14G
7/16"
Nose Piercing
20G and 18G

5/16"

Tongue Piercing
14G
5/8"
Cartilage Piercing
16G
1/4" and 5/16"
Eyebrow Piercing
16G (14G is also commonly used)
5/16" and 3/8"
Industrial Barbell
14G
1 1/2"
Labret Lip Rings
14G (16G is also commonly used)

5/16", 3/8", or 7/16"

Monroe Piercing
16G

5/16" or 3/8"

Nipple Piercing
14G
1/2"
Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch
16G
5/16"
Septum
14G
3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 5/8"
Ear20G and 18G 

 

How to Measure Body Jewelry:
Please find a conversion charts below for those of you using the metric system.



Barbell Gauge Chart
Gauge
Inches
Millimeters
22G.025"0.64mm
20G.032"0.81mm
18G
.040"
1.0mm
16G
.050"
1.2mm
14G
.064"
1.6mm
12G
.082"
2.0mm
10G
.102"
2.5mm
8G
.125"
3.0mm
6G
.162"
4.0mm
4G
.204"
5.0mm
2G
.250"
6.0mm
0g
.312"
8.0mm
00g
.375"
10.0mm
Barbell Length & Diameter Chart
InchesMillimeters
1/4"6.4
5/16"7.9
3/8"9.5
7/16"11
1/2"13
9/16"14.3
5/8"16
3/4"19
7/8"22
15/16"23.8
1"25.4
1 1/2"38

Measuring Lengths & Diameters of Piercing Jewelry



Captive Bead Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.

Captive Bead Rings are also known as C.B.R.'s, B.C.R.'s & Ball Captive Rings. They come in many variations, shapes, sizes, but the same measuring rule applies. Always measure the largest inside diameter of the circle.

We carry captives in gauges 18G-00G
Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.
All captives sizes 4G-00G are spring loaded for easy insertion and removal.


Straight Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Barbells

Measure the length of a barbell between the two balls along the length of the bar, as shown in the diagram.


We carry barbells in gauges 18G-00G

Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.


Circular/Horseshoe Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Circular Barbells / Horseshoe Barbells

Circulars / Horseshoes barbells are commonly used as belly rings, nipple rings, eyebrow rings, earrings, ear plugs, and for genital piercings. Circulars / Horseshoes are measured from the largest inside diameter.

We carry circulars in gauges 18G - 00G.
Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.


Curved / Bent Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Curved Barbells

Curved barbells, also know as bent barbells, are commonly used for belly button rings, nipple rings, and eyebrow jewelry. Curved barbells are measured in a straight line from the inner length between the two balls.

We carry curved barbells is gauges 16G - 00G.


Nose Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Nose Rings

Nose Twists, also known as nose screws, are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the beginning of the twist, as shown in the diagram. Measure nose bones to the end of the shaft, before the beaded tip. Nose fishtails are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the end of the barbell.

Standard gauge for nose rings is 18 Gauge.
We carry nose rings in 18G-20G in many designs



Labret / Lip Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Labrets

Labrets /Lip Rings / Monroes are measured from the base of the ball to the top of the flat disc. Standard size for labrets is 5/16".

We carry labrets in many different sizes and styles.


Ear Plugs / Earlets - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Plug Body Jewelry
An Ear plug length is measured from the inside edge of the horizontal line, as shown in the diagram. The same measurement applies of Earlets and Ear Tunnels body jewelry.

Plugs are manufactured in many different materials, designs, and variations. We carry plugs, earlets, tunnels and eyelets in 14 Gauge - 00 Gauge.
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