Is 18G bigger than 16G septum?
The most common gauge for septum piercings is 16 gauge (approx. 1.2mm thick), however, your piercer may decide to use a different gauge depending on your individual anatomy. While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx.
What gauge should septum piercings be?
What Size Gauge Are Septum Piercings? While sizes vary based on personal preference, anatomy, and your piercer, septum piercings are typically 16g. However, you may decide to size down to an 18g or stretch larger to a 14g and beyond.
Can you heal a septum piercing with a retainer?
Septum piercings are usually pierced with a horseshoe barbell or circular barbell, so if you are going to need to hide it during healing, a retainer is a safer way to go to.
How do you put on a septum retainer?
Insert the retainer in the same way you would put in a regular septum ring. Use a mirror to help you find the hole inside your nose. Remove any stoppers from the jewelry and bring the piercing up to your nose. Slowly guide the retainer through the hole and re-attach any stoppers to the end of the jewelry.
How soon can you put a septum retainer I?
You shouldn’t remove your new septum piercing for at least 6-8 weeks, but you can make it look more discreet and avoid it getting inflamed during this time. Once you’ve had your piercing for a few months you will be able to wear a retainer ring which you can flip back into your nose to hide the piercing.
Is 16g OK for nose piercing?
What is the typical gauge for a nose piercing? Most nose piercings are done at 18 gauge. However, many people choose to downsize their jewelry after the piercing heals to 20 gauge because of the variety of jewelry options available in the smaller size.
What’s the difference between 16 gauge and 18 gauge nails?
Gauge is actually the number of nails that are lined up. This indicates that 16-gauge nails are thicker and can hold better when compared to 18-gauge brads. You will have to keep in mind that a low gauge number will have a thicker nail.
Is a septum retainer visible?
Septum piercings are the easiest facial piercing to hide. If you wear a septum retainer, all you need to do to hide it is flip it up inside your nostrils. (The jewelry can sometimes be seen if someone is under you and looking directly into your nose, but who does that?)
When can you put a septum retainer in?