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
I recently ordered this barbell for my nipple piercing and I love it! It’s great quality and was delivered quickly! Would recommend. I will order from Fresh Trends again.
I purchased two of these and both were perfect for my tongue piercing!
I am so happy it doesn’t unsrew as easily as external threaded barbells! :)
I got these about a few weeks ago and I love em to death and so does my boyfriend. I love solid gold jewlery.
I purchased two of these and they were beautifully made. As others have stated the balls are kinda small they were two sizes smaller than my size 6mm and I emailed customer service bc I also mistakenly purchased the wrong size. They were super patient and super helpful and even offered a custom size and pricing for what I wanted exactly. The fees suck so read and measure VERY carefully so you can make sure to get exactly what you want from the start. If you don’t see it email them and I’m sure you’ll get the best customer service.
You need to pay attention to the size you select. At first, I chose the wrong size, it was too small. I emailed to the customer service and asked how can I exchange my order. They responded immediately with the instructions. I was Impressed how organized they are. I love my barbells, the ball itself is not too big, very elegant and classy in comparison to the regular titanium or steel, or plastic. Gold looks amazing and it’s healthier for my skin. I will order more in future.
I purchased the 14k yellow gold industrial barbell in the 14g - size 1 1/2 and I just received it in the mail and when I opened it, it was the tiniest thing I ever saw.? I thought I was getting the same size as I have now in my ear from getting it pierced which is very noticeable and the balls on the end are nice and big. These you can hardly take off let alone put them on since they’re very very small! I paid all that money for this only to see a tiny thing in the box and thought they sent me the wrong one since they look so big and beautiful on the website. I basically wasted all that money for something that I can’t wear
I apologize that you weren't satisfied with your 14k gold industrial barbell. The item specification does state that the 14 gauge industrial comes with 4mm balls. If you feel that is not large enough, we do have a comments field on the page. We want you to be happy with the body jewelry you purchase from us; if you'd like, we can work with you to increase the ball size to a larger size. Please contact us via to 'contact us' link below on our website.
Had my nipples done for my husbands 65th birthday. All the place I had them done at was either surgical steel or titanium. Got the titanium until I could get 14K, thinking it would be fine because that isn't considered cheap. Wrong, had a reaction, which did not really surprise me because I can not do anything but 14K in my other piercings. The shop showed me what they could get and about fell over - over 500.00 for two - then I found your site. I am extremely impressed with the quality and customer service, it said 7 days and that is what it was to get them. Now that they are in I am not having any issues with my piercings and my husband loves them. Will be ordering again in the very near future. Thanks!
Yay! Glad we could help!!! We aim to please :-)
Two of the four barbells I ordered had screws break off in the bars when putting them on. $200 down the drain! Will look for externally threaded barbells in the future.
I am sorry for any issue you may have experienced. I have forwarded your review to our support team and they will be contacting you in a couple of days.
Very pretty, sturdy. Balls smaller than usual, easy to lose.