What size barbell is used for nipple piercings?

The most common jewelry used for a nipple piercing is a 14 gauge (14G) barbell, but you might get pierced with 16G (thinner than 14G) or even 12G (thicker than 14G) depending on your nipple size. You will most commonly be pierced with a straight barbell.

What length barbell is used for nipple piercings?

Real nipple piercings have a bar length between 12 and 19 mm, with 16 being the most used. Depending on the thickness of your own nipple you have to choose the size. It’s not unusual to have a size that is a bit to long for your nipple piercing, too small isn’t possible of course.

How do I know what size my nipple bars are?

The best way to measure the length of your nipple piercing barbell is to find a ruler and measure from inside the ends. If you have silver ball ends, do not measure past those ball ends, only measure the length of the shaft in-between them.

What is the standard size for a nipple piercing?

Standard piercing sizes

Piercing Standard Gauge Standard Length
Nipple Piercing 14G 3/8″ , 1/2″
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

Is 14G bigger than 16G?

The lower the number, the thicker the gauge so 16g is thinner than a 14g.

How should a nipple bar fit?

The piercer will look at the size of your nipple to determine how long the barbell needs to be, but as a general rule of thumb there should be about 1/8″ of an inch on each side of the barbell. If the barbell is too tight it can “plug” the entering and exiting holes of the piercing, preventing draining and swelling.

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What gauge is my industrial barbell?

14g

What gauge is an industrial piercing? A. The starting gauge for industrial barbell piercings is typically 14g. If your piercing artist uses a 16g needle to make the holes for your industrial piercing, you can swap your starter jewelry out for a 14g barbell relatively easily once your piercings are healed.

What size bar is used for industrial piercing?

The most common thickness would be 14 gauge, but 16 and even 18 gauge industrials are growing in popularity.