## Is 0 or 00 bigger plugs?

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 the most popular ear gauge size?

According to Banter by Piercing Pagoda, traditional ear lobe gauges often land at the 20 gauge size.

**What gauge size should I start with?**

For the majority of people, either 16 gauge or 14 gauge is a good starting point if you have only worn regular earrings. 16 gauge is a good starting point if you never wear earrings or if you have recently had them pierced and they are just healed up.

### What size gauge do you start with?

### What size gauge is a normal earring?

24 gauge through 18 gauge are comfortable earrings for a standard piercing. 22 gauge is the most common size of wire that goes through a piercing.

**What gauge is a normal lobe earring?**

20g

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 you tell what gauge size my ears are?

Whether you used a non-traditional object to gauge your ears, or you had your ears gauged a long time ago, you may need to measure the jewelry, in order to determine the gauge you are currently at. After you determine the gauge size, purchasing jewelry can be done quickly and without worries. Load the Monster Steel website in your web browser.

## What is the smallest size for an ear gauge?

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. Similarly one may ask, do small ear gauges close up?

**What is the smallest gauge size for your ear?**

“Standard size is 18 g, which is what I mostly use for all my ear piercings,” Thompson reveals. “For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or navel piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there.”

### What size ear gauge is OK for a job?

Shrinking. It is caused by too quick stretching.