What gauge needle is used for nose piercings?


The most common needle gauge for a nose piercing is 18. Twenty or 22 gauge is for individuals who want smaller holes. Typically, 16 is the largest gauge used for nose piercings, though jewelry for this size is not common.

Nose piercings done with needles usually produce better results than those done with piercing guns. The material used in nose rings is likely to be hypoallergenic, so rings tend to heal better and avoid infection more than studs. Rings should be left in place for at least six weeks to allow tissues to heal. During this time, the area must be kept clean and dry.

Q&A Related to "What gauge needle is used for nose piercings?"
For a standard nostril piercing, 18 g.
Usually facial piercings are done at 16 gauge. But it could be 18g, why don't you call the place you had it done at and ask? Source(s) I have my septum pierced.
Nose piercing is commonly done in either 18 gauge or 20 gauge and either
1. Consult a piercing professional to help you select the proper gauge size for an ear piercing. It may be difficult to select this gauge size on your own, and if you're inexperienced
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com