What gauge do they pierce forward helix with?
For the lobe, the gauge we recommend is usually 20. For the cartilage, it depends on exactly where in the cartilage you pierce. The Forward Helix is the top front part of the cartilage, near where the ear connects to the head. The most common gauges for this are the 16g, 18g and 19g.
Can you fit a 16G earring in cartilage?
A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith. Shop our flat back earrings and cartilage hoops for cartilage piercings.
What size earring goes in a forward helix?
✨ Both gauge sizes are standard for a forward helix piercing. As for post length, both 6mm and 8mm are pretty standard sizes.
What is the best jewelry for a helix piercing?
What Is the Best Material for Helix Piercing Jewelry? When getting your helix pierced, the piercing jewelry should be 14k gold or implant-grade titanium. These are the highest quality metals for earrings. Genuine gold earrings, in particular, are easier to clean thoroughly and are less likely to cause infection.
Is 16 gauge normal for ear piercing?
Standard ear piercings are a 20g or 18g if they were pierced by a gun. If they were pierced by a professional, the lobe piercing will typically be a 16g or 14g. After a minimum of two months it is typically safe to change the jewelry, but the piercing may still feel sensitive.
Can I put a 20G in a 16g piercing?
yeah. Whenever piercing ears, I recommend getting a needle that is a bit larger than your earring gauge, because otherwise the earring is harder to put in. 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.
Can you go from 18g to 16G?
Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
Can you wear 18g in 16G earring?
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.
Is 16 or 14 gauge smaller?
14 ga is thicker than 16 ga .
Can I put a 16g in an 18g cartilage piercing?
What piercings go well with a forward helix?
1. Double Lobe + Forward Helix. The double lobe is one anyone can pull off, and it works well with a wide variety of piercings. We especially love it with the forward helix, because they work well to balance out one another.