How long should you wait between sizing up gauges?

How long should you wait between sizing up gauges?

It’s usually recommended that you go up one gauge at a time (expressed in measurements of 2) when moving to a larger piece of jewelry to avoid developing a blowout. Many people also recommend waiting 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. The amount of time you need to wait may increase as your jewelry becomes larger.

How long should I wait to go from an 8g to a 6g?

10g to 8g – 2-3 months. 8g to 6g – 3-4 months. 6g to 4g – 3-4 months.

Is 20G or 16G smaller?

Small gauges will have a thinner bar but a larger number (like 20G), and large gauges will have a thicker bar but a smaller number (like 14G)….Inches & Millimeters Gauge Conversion Chart:

Gauge Inches Millimeters
20G .032″ 0.81mm
18G .040″ 1.0mm
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm

Can you start gauging with a 14G?

Getting Started The starting point for most people is 14g, which is just slightly larger than a regular earring. If you’ve only recently healed from a regular ear piercing, you may want to start out with 16g tapers, just to be on the safe side.

Is 8G to 6G a hard stretch?

However, I knew that 8 to 6 is a whole millimeter and is in general a pretty tough stretch. So I got myself some long 6g tapers (I figured the longer, the more gradual a stretch) and some steel tunnels. I soaked my ears in some warm water to loosen em up, then lubed em up a ton (and the tapers) with jojoba oil.

Is it bad to stretch with silicone tunnels?

Ear stretching with silicone can lead to blowouts, bacterial issues including intrusions and infections. Silicone plugs are great for healed stretched piercings and other large piercings because they’re so comfy and lightweight.