What is the smallest earring gauge size? What is the smallest size gauge? A standard ear piercing is 20g or 18g so the smallest gauge size is 20g. Gauge sizes are always even numbers and

## What is the smallest earring gauge size?

What is the smallest size gauge? A standard ear piercing is 20g or 18g so the smallest gauge size is 20g. Gauge sizes are always even numbers and the smaller the number the bigger the earring, so from 18g the next size up would be 16g. It would then go from there to 14g, then 12g, then 10g etc.

**What are the smallest gauges?**

The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch. The bigger the gauge, the smaller the numbers get.

### What is the smallest plug size for ears?

Here is the full conversion table for ear stretching sizes starting from the smallest (18g / 1.0mm) which is the size of a standard ear piercing.

**How small do gauges go?**

Standard ear piercings are usually pierced at 20g or 18g. Gauge sizes go up (or down, depending on how you look at it) in even numbers from there, so the next largest size from an 18g is 16g, then 14g, then 12g, and so on. When you get to 0g, the next size is 00g (pronounced “double zero gauge”).

## What is bigger 12 or 14 gauge piercing?

When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.

**Can I put a 20G in a 16g piercing?**

If you pierce yourself with a 16G and put in a 20G earring, the earring will fit in easily and the hole will eventually shrink to the right size.

### How big is a size 0 ear gauge?

16 Gauge to 0 Gauge A 12-gauge plug is 2mm in diameter, and a 10-gauge plug measures 2.4mm and is twice as big as a 16-gauge plug. The 0-gauge plug, which measures 8mm in diameter, is twice the size of the 6-gauge plug.

**What is bigger a 20 or 18 gauge?**

This will fit but may be slightly loose, as 20 gauge is thinner than 18 gauge. The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.

## Will ears shrink back after gauging?

If you stretched your ear a year ago or a few months ago, your ear has a much better chance of shrinking back to its original size than if it has been stretched and fully healed for several years. Keep in mind that none of these are hard and fast rules.

**Are 00 gauges smaller than 0?**

0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters. 00 gauge = 3/8-inch or 9.3 millimeters.

### Can small gauges close up?

Because your ear lobes have healed around the tunnel, plug, or taper you used to stretch the ear, your ears will never completely close. Keep in mind that your best expectation is to shrink the size of the holes. If you experienced tearing, infections, or blowouts, your ears may not shrink as much.

**What size ear gauge should I get?**

Begin stretching your ear with a size 16 or 14 gauge. Ears are typically pierced using an 18 or 20 gauge, so 14 is the largest size you can start on and avoid damaging your ears. Starting at any larger than this size puts your ear at-risk of tearing.

## What gauge size is a standard earring?

The “standard” earring size is 20 gauge. Most body piercing in the lobe is done at 14 gauge today, and this piercing is also commonly stretched to larger gauges. The soft fleshy tissue of the ear lobe makes it very easy to stretch and heavy gauge ear lobe piercings are now very common.

**What is the smallest gauge size to stretch your ear?**

If you are just starting to stretch, the bottom of the chart has the smallest sizes. Ear piercings that were done with a piercing gun are usually 18g or 20g. Basic earlobe piercings from a professional piercing shop are usually 14g.

### What is the largest ear gauge size?

The largest ear gauging size is 00g “double zero gauge”, which is equal to ⅜ inches. The safest biggest size is 4g, equal to 3/16 inches, as it would generally allow you to get back to the original piercing hole size.