Piercing Size Chart

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Standard Body Piercing Sizes

These are the standard sizes used for each piercing in body jewelry. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this is the size used for YOUR 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 and the type of jewelry you want to wear.

Piercing Standard Gauge Standard Length
Belly / Navel Ring 14G 3/8″ , 7/16″
Nose Piercing 20G , 18G 1/4″ , 5/16″
Tongue Piercing 14G 5/8″
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″
Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch 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

Conversion Chart Inches & MM

Please find a conversion charts below for those of you using the metric system.

Barbell Gauge

Gauge Inches Millimeters
22G .025 0.64mm
20G .032″ 0.81mm
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
12G .082″ 2.0mm
10G .102″ 2.5mm
8G .125″ 3.0mm
6G .162″ 4.0mm
4G .204″ 5.0mm
2G .250″ 6.0mm
0G .312″ 8.0mm
00G .375″ 10.0mm

Barbell Length & Diameter

Inches Millimeters
1/4″ 6.4
5/16″ 7.9
3/8″ 9.5
7/16″ 11
1/2″ 13
9/16″ 14.3
5/8″ 16
3/4″ 19
7/8″ 22
15/16″ 23.8
1″ 25.4
1 1/2″ 38
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