What is the smallest tragus size?
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Nose Hoop Rings||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
|Cartilage Post(Tragus / Helix / Conch)||1/4″(6mm)*, 5/16″(8mm)|
|Cartilage Hoop Rings(Daith / Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch)||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
What is the smallest gauge tragus earring?
Body Piercing Standard Gauges:
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch||16G , 18G|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
What is the normal size gauge for a tragus piercing?
✨ Tragus piercings, like all ear cartilage piercings, are typically pierced with a 16 gauge needle, which is 1.2mm thick. By comparison, your standard lobe piercing uses a 20 gauge needle, which is 0.81mm thick. Ideally, you should wear 16 gauge jewelry in your tragus to prevent your piercing from shrinking.
Is a tragus piercing 16 or 18 gauge?
For tragus, anti-tragus, helix, rook, conch and most cartilage piercings (any part of the ear other than your lobe) a piercer will use an 18 gauge (as seen above) or 16 gauge needle. Depending on the anatomy of your ear, the piercer may use a 14 gauge needle as well. Captive rings also come in 14 gauge.
Can a tragus be too small to pierce?
It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen. Trying to pierce this area can result in piercing behind the tragus if it is not large enough. This can affect your ability to chew.
Is my tragus too small to pierce?
Generally, as long as your tragus is large enough you can get this piercing. The common logic is: if it’s big enough to grab, it’s big enough to pierce. A professional will look at the size and shape of your tragus to make sure the piercing is safe. It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen.
Is my tragus too small to get pierced?
Generally, as long as your tragus is large enough you can get this piercing. The common logic is: if it’s big enough to grab, it’s big enough to pierce. While this test is a good at-home indicator, it’s still best to talk to a professional piercer. It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen.
What’s the standard size for a tragus piercing?
As for tragus piercing, 1,2mm (16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing. Less common, it is possible to wear piercing jewels with a 1,6mm (14G) gauge at your tragus.
How is the gauge size of a piercing determined?
The gauge size of your piercing is the thickness of the bar that goes through your piercing. In other words, it’s the barbell’s thickness. Note that the thicker the barbell, the lower the gauge size.
How long does it take for a tragus piercing to heal?
Tragus piercings can take anywhere from three to nine months to heal. If you do not care for it properly, or something goes wrong during healing, it could take longer. Your piercer can change the earring for you as soon as three months. You shouldn’t change the earring yourself until it’s totally healed.
What’s the normal size for a first piercing?
It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing. Less common, it is possible to wear piercing jewels with a 1,6mm(14G) gauge at your tragus. It is particularly recommanded to those who like to wear larger and more visible piercing jewels.