Gauge Size Chart for Piercing Jewelry
What is Gauge?
Gauge refers to the thickness of the barbell going through your body piercing. The higher the gauge, the thinner the barbell. For example, a 22 Gauge (aka 22G) barbell is going to be very thin, and a 14G barbell is going to be thicker. Piercing jewelry ranges in size from 22G - 00G; after 00 Gauge, jewelry is measured in inches, for example 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", etc. Check out our gauge chart below:
How do I know what gauge my piercing is?
Most piercers adhere to a standard size for each different piercing, however there are instances where a different gauge may have been used. When in doubt it's best to visit your piercer and ask him or her what size they used for your specific piercing. Below is a list of standard gauges for different piercings:
Body Piercing Standard Gauges:
|Belly / Navel Ring||14G|
|Nose Piercing||20G , 18G|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G|
|Eyebrow Piercing||16G (14G is also commonly used)|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)|
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch||16G , 18G|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
What is my gauge in mm?
Internationally, gauge is measured in millimeters (mm). Please refer to the metric conversion chart below.
Inches & Millimeters Gauge Conversion Chart: