What size are belly button piercing balls?

What size are belly button piercing balls?

The standard size for a navel piercing is 14 Gauge (aka 14G). You should never use a barbell thinner than 18G since a higher gauged needle presents more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.

What is the average size belly button?

The mean ± SD height and width of the umbilicus was 2.1 ± 0.6 cm and 2.3 ± 0.7 cm, respectively. The umbilicus was located at a mean ± SD of -0.7 ± 1.3 cm in relation to the iliac crest (crest at zero). There were differences seen in the position between men and women.

Can I put a 14G in a 12g piercing?

The soft tissue combined with excess movement, means these benefit greatly from a slightly thicker size to start. No worries though- 14 and 12g are interchangeable thread patterns- meaning you can wear all your pretty and fun 14g jewelry with your 12g posts!

Is 16G bigger than 14G?

Small gauges will have a thinner bar but a larger number (like 20G), and large gauges will have a thicker bar but a smaller number (like 14G)….Body Piercing Standard Gauges:

Piercing Standard Gauge
Industrial Barbell 14G (16G is also commonly used)
Labret Lip Rings 14G or 16G
Monroe Piercing 16G

How long should a belly piercing bar be?

Sizing – Standard belly ring bars are 10mm-11mm. If your belly ring is just a bit tight, then 12mm or 14mm is the longest you want to go. If the threads barely show out the top when you insert a regular length belly ring, then 14mm or 16mm should be plenty long enough.

Can I put a 16G in a 14G piercing?

Most piercers will have a preference between 14 and 16g for industrial piercings and while having a 14g means you can swap out for 16g jewelry you cannot do it the other way around without pain. This piercing does not stretch well so it’s unusual to find industrial jewelry that is any bigger then 14g.

How do I know if my piercing is 14g or 16g?

So higher numbers (like 16 gauge) are thinner than smaller numbers (like a 6 gauge). 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.