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.
Belly / Navel Ring
|20G and 18G|
1/4" and 5/16"
|16G (14G is also commonly used)|
5/16" and 3/8"
Labret Lip Rings
|14G (16G is also commonly used)|
5/16", 3/8", or 7/16"
5/16" or 3/8"
Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch
3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 5/8"
|Ear||20G and 18G|
Measuring Lengths & Diameters of Piercing Jewelry
Captive Bead Rings
Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.
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.
length of a barbell between the two balls along the length
of the bar, as shown in the diagram.
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.
circulars in gauges 18G - 00G.
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 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.
gauge for nose rings is 18 Gauge.
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.
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.