How do I know what size my body piercing is?
These are the standard sizes for sexy body jewelry used for each piercing. However, we cannot guarantee that the size on our chart is the size used for your specific 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 or the type of jewelry you want to wear. If you are unsure of what size piercing jewelry to get, we recommend calling your piercer to asking him or her.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Belly / Navel Ring||14G||3/8" , 7/16"|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G||1/4" , 5/16"|
|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"|
|Monroe Piercing||16G||1/4" , 5/16" and 3/8"|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8" , 1/2", 9/16"|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch / Daith||16G , 18G||3/16", 1/4" , 5/16" and 3/8"|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)||3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 5/8"|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
What gauge is my piercing jewelry?
The gauge size chart of your piercing is the thickness of the bar that goes through your piercing. In other words, it's the barbell's thickness. Note that the thicker the barbell, the lower the gauge size. So a 12 gauge (or 12G) barbell is much thicker than a 20 gauge (20G) barbell.
Piercing Jewelry Length
What is the length of my piercing jewelry?
The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.
Piercing Jewelry Diameter
What is the diameter of my piercing jewelry?
Diameter is used to measure the size of round barbells like hoops, captives, and circulars. It is measured from the inner and widest point of the circle.
Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.
Captive Bead Rings are also known as CBRs, BCRs, and Ball Captive Rings. They come in many variations, shapes, and sizes, but the same measuring rule applies. Always measure the largest inside diameter of the circle.
We carry captives in a variety of gauges and lengths to suit any piercing. If you cannot find a specific size you need, please contact us.
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 an assortment of gauges and lengths so that you can find the perfect fit for you specific piercing.
Circular/horseshoe barbells are commonly used as belly rings, nipple piercing rings, eyebrow rings, earrings, ear plugs, and for genital piercings. Circular barbells are measured from the largest inside diameter.
All piercings are different, which is why we have a great selection of 14k gold circular barbells in every gauge and length.
Curved barbells, also know as bent barbells, are commonly used for belly button rings, nipple rings, eyebrow jewelry, rook piercings, and even septum piercings. Curved barbells are measured in a straight line from the inner length between the two balls.
We carry curved barbells in 20G - 14G.
The standard gauge for nose rings is 18G. Nose twists, also known as nose screws or nose studs, are measured from the base of the ball or 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 or charm to the end of the barbell. For more help picking the right nose ring for you, check out our Nose Piercing & Jewelry Guide.
We carry nose rings in 18G - 20G. From diamond nose rings to sapphire studs, we have tons of beautiful styles to choose from in gold and platinum.
Labrets, also know as flat back barbells, are worn in a variety of piercings around the cheeks and mouth as well as in tragus earrings and cartilage studs. The flat back is perfect for piercings that require a close fit. They are measured from the base of the ball to the top of the flat disc. Standard lengths for labrets are 1/4" or 5/16". The 3/16" is generally used for cartilage piercings rather than lip piercings for a nice, snug fit.
We carry labrets in many different sizes and styles.
An ear plug wearable length is measured from the inside edge of the horizontal line, as shown in the diagram. The same measurement applies of earlets and ear tunnel body jewelry.
Plugs are manufactured in many different gauges, designs, and variations.
Inches & MM Conversion Charts:
Please find a conversion charts below for those of you using the metric system.
Gauge to Millimeters Conversion
Length & Diameter Conversion
A little hard to open and close but other than that its fantastic
I love this simple little ring. Great workmanship. I will be ordering from FreshTrends again.
I ordered 14k white gold 20g size 5/16 which is standard size and its perfect. I wanted something that would stand out brighter than the regular stainless steel hoops and it does just that.. Way brighter and more silverish!
This ring is gorgeous. I purchased the 20g 5/16" rose gold ring to use as a nose hoop. It was very simple to put in and looks absolutely gorgeous and fits perfectly. It has a nice shine and just looks so high quality. It's very comfortable as well. Overall really enjoying this ring and glad I made the purchase! Highly recommend.
I really love this seamless ring but it was way too small for my daith piercing. The information on the website is not clear enough as far as sizing goes, and I did not have enough help to order the correct size. Hopefully I can return this ring and get one that fits my piercing.
This hoop is awesome quality, looks great and fits perfect
I have been purchasing jewelry from Freshtrends for a couple of years now. I have found that the quality of the products I get are always great which is why I keep coming back. These particular hoops I have ordered in various sizes and use for my nose piercings and my ear piercings. So pleased that I am actually planning on buying more of these. I wear them every day and have never had an issue with quality degradation over time despite daily wear. I personally use tools meant to open and close hoop earrings and don't have an issue putting them on or removing them. I recommend buying those kinds of tools bc it is difficult to manipulate with just your bare fingers.
Thanks Felicia for the nice comments and reviews! We are so pleased that you love the custom-made piercing jewelry you've purchased from us over the past few years. We value you as an awesome customer. Thank you!
I PURCHASED THE 14 GOLD AND PLATINUM 20G SEAMLESS NOSE RINGS I LOVE IT. I LIKE THAT IT IS REAL GOLD AND PLATINUM. MADE TO ORDER LOOK GREATON ME
I love these so much I've gotten two different orders of them. The 1st order was a custom for one 1/4" 6.4mm 24 gauge in platinum. The 2nd was for 2 3/16" 4.7mm 22 gauge in yellow gold, 2 1/4" 6.4mm 20 gauge in yellow gold and 2 5/16" 8mm 20 gauge in yellow gold. The second order the Post Office here actually messed up and delivered my package to the place and it got sent back. I expected to have pay to have it shipped back to me, like most businesses would of. Especially since it wasn't their fault it got sent back. I was so happy when I found out that they were sending it back to me no charge! I for sure plan on ordering more of these in the future, since I should be getting a helix piercing soon.
Thanks Amy! Glad we could be of service and that you love the piercing jewelry we made for you.
Let me start off by saying, I ordered the incorrect size, so the main issue I had was my bad and didn't affect my review. What does subtract that one star is how difficult the ring was to open. It would 100% require tools to open (for me personally) for me to open it and, even if it weren't the incorrect size, it would be nearly impossible to close once it was in. I would rate four stars instead of five, but their customer service throughout the manufacturing of my jewelry and after I received my order was excellent, so FreshTrends more than earned back that star!
Thank you Kanden for the awesome review!! Glad we could help :) and so happy you love your seam ring!