Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Recommended Gauges for Body Jewelry

By Lina Lambert Subscribe to RSS | May 28th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



The body jewelry industry is growing constantly and with the increasing demand for heavy gauge body piercings and the desire of many enthusiasts to go bigger with the jewelry they wear, many now ask what the ideal gauges for various body piercings are.

Ultimately, the size of the body jewelry people want to wear depends on their individual preference here is a list of the average body piercing gauges for each body locations.

Belly Button (navel) Piercing

For navel piercings, 14 gauges (1.6 mm) are usually considered the norm. Because mostly available navel rings have a 14 gauges, it is not advisable to pierce the navel with either larger or smaller gauge as finding body jewelry that can fit the hole might become a challenge.

When it comes to the length of the piercing, it will depend on the size of the person being pierced. There are belly rings ranging from 5/16" (8mm) up to 5/8" (16mm). Usually, the most appropriate sizes are either 3/8" (9 - 10mm) or 7/16" (11mm) as most belly rings come in these sizes.

Eyebrow Piercing

16 or 18 gauges are the most common and recommended when it comes to initial eyebrow piercings. Though 14 gauges eyebrow piercings are increasing in popularity, the majority of eyebrow jewelry still has 16-18 gauges.

Nose (nostril) Piercing

Commonly, nose piercing is done in either 18 gauges or 20 gauges. Either of these sizes gives people a wide variety of very nice nose studs or nose screws to choose from. Never let a piercer use a gun when getting a nose piercing. There are still a few piercing shops that use 20 gauges gun but due to the trauma that this tool can inflict to the body, it is never recommended for nose piercing.

Septum Piercing

For septum piercings through the septum bridge between the nostril openings, the 14 gauges is commonly used though many also prefer to use larger gauges like 12 or 10 gauges.

Tongue Piercing

It is recommended to have an initial tongue piercing in 14 gauges because it is easy to stretch if desired. The range for tongue piercings can start from 14 up to 2 gauges due to a wide variety of barbells available.

The length of barbell can vary based on the thickness of the tongue, but 3/4" (19mm) is usually a good size to give room for the expected swelling that occurs after the piercing. Once healed, 5/8" (16mm) is the most common length.

Labret Piercing

Labret piercings, also more popularly known as Monroe piercings, are usually done in 18 gauges, 16 gauges, or 14 gauges. It is recommended having the piercing done at 16 gauges because it gives more freedom when selecting body jewelry. There a lot of great 14 gauges labret jewelry available today and it is relatively easy and painless to stretch your piercing from 16 gauges.

Remember that these are just recommended gauges or sizes for initial piercing based on popular feedback and number of body jewelry available in the market. At the end, the decision on how big or how small the piercing and body jewelry you wear will be up to you.

Lina Lambert - About Author:
Wholesale body jewelry and body piercing jewelry- online sale of nose studs, ear plugs, labrets, and belly rings.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/jewelry-articles/recommended-gauges-for-body-jewelry.htm

Related Jewelry Articles Subscribe to RSS

Fashionable larimar jewelry
Published by Alina Nikol on March 21st 2012 | Jewelry
Larimar jewelry is rare as it is from a small region in the Dominican Republic but is not known to e...
 
Costume fashion jewelry
Published by Patric Ronald on July 2nd 2012 | Jewelry
Oka jewellery is one of the best known retail and wholesale costume jewellery as well as fashion jew...
 
Amber Jewelry – the classic piece of jewelry
Published by Amberjewelry on December 26th 2011 | Jewelry
There are such a big amount of varieties of amber jewelry within the market nowadays, that you'll be...
 
Vintage jewelry to beautify your appearance
Published by Harry Smith on March 27th 2012 | Jewelry
Patterns of jewelry popular since a long time regarded as vintage jewelry, it holds a deep place in ...
 
Get cash for gold and diamond jewelry at Buffalo, New York
Published by Rayon William on May 2nd 2012 | Jewelry
There Are More Opportunities Than Ever To Get Cash For Gold. If You Want To Sell Your Gold, It Is Wo...
 
Settle strong with newly developed designs of vintage jewelry
Published by Harry Smith on April 2nd 2012 | Jewelry
For customers it is important to choose right pair of jewelry which can be wear at any place...
 
Get precious and quality jewelry
Published by Paul on July 18th 2012 | Jewelry
Everyone loves jewelries. From common man to rich celebrities everybody is attracted to jewelry. Peo...
 
Buy astonishing vintage jewelry at online shops
Published by Harry Smith on December 26th 2011 | Jewelry
Jewelry and women have a quite strong bonding since the origin of life...
 
Some features never seen before in vintage jewelry
Published by Harry Smith on May 1st 2012 | Jewelry
Some of the identical features looked into designs of vintage jewelry are till not familiar aspect f...
 
A glance at the jewelry box types
Published by Arunincy on August 10th 2012 | Jewelry
Safety jewelry box is one where you can protect your precious jewels from getting damaged or being t...
 
Aromatherapy: Best way of healing your body
Published by Blossom Dana on December 19th 2011 | Fashion
Visual appeal is actually a substantial variable in the industry. A visual appeal may get disturbed ...
 
Experience Brazilian body waxing from experts to experience less pain
Published by Cameron White on June 21st 2012 | Fashion
Both men and women now regularly go in for the Brazilian body waxing procedures around San Diego. Br...
 
Greatest collection of all time at vintage jewelry
Published by Harry Smith on February 13th 2012 | Jewelry
When it comes to vintage jewelry patterns, only few of the online stores will be in your mind...
 
Weight loss creates stretch marks in the body
Published by Hipolit Jan on December 9th 2011 | Fashion
Tratamiento de estrias or treatment of stretch marks is meant for people who have stretch marks afte...
 
The online jewelry store for exerting that exquisite choice
Published by Berrytim80 on May 29th 2012 | Jewelry
Somebody has rightly said that jewelry is one of the best friends of women. It is a thing of pure jo...
 
Hunting down the best handcrafted gold jewelry online
Published by Ashley Carron on March 21st 2012 | Jewelry
The most important aspect of a woman’s beauty is the accessories she wears with the kind of design...
 
Mesmerizing appeal of Fashion jewelry box
Published by Walterabish on April 19th 2012 | Jewelry
The modern jewelry boxes are becoming the charm of the modern fashion oriented world. The expensive ...
 
Combination of class with beauty through vintage jewelry
Published by Harry Smith on April 9th 2012 | Jewelry
There is a charismatic effect of vintage jewelry that attracts people and makes them appear beautifu...
 
Unique Pearl is the best hub for exclusive pearl jewelry at a reasonable price
Published by Adaxx on December 17th 2011 | Jewelry
Go for an exclusive Akoya Pearl Bracelet and Tahitian Pearls Necklace for they are superb and make y...
 
Wholesale fashion jewelry-Affordable selection by means of variable types
Published by Ema Sis on January 13th 2012 | Jewelry
Wholesale fashion market may be the inexpensive point for giant choice individuals. They offer versa...