# What size is a normal tongue bar in MM?

## What size is a normal tongue bar in MM?

1.6mm
Tongue Bar Sizes The standard gauge for a tongue bar is 1.6mm and all of our tongue bars have the standard gauge of 1.6mm. The ‘size’ (or ‘length’) refers to the distance between the two balls (see the ‘Barbell’ illustration above).

### Is 14G or 16g bigger?

The lower the number, the thicker the gauge so 16g is thinner than a 14g.

#### How do I know what gauge my piercing is?

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. So a 12 gauge (or 12G) barbell is much thicker than a 20 gauge (20G) barbell.

What gauge is 1.2 mm piercing?

16g
Piercing Gauge Sizes

Gauge Millimeters Inches
18g 1.0mm 0.040″
16g 1.2mm 0.047″
14g 1.6mm 0.062″
12g 2.0mm 0.078″

What is 16g in MM?

1.291 mm

gauge inches decimal millimeters
16g 0.051″ 1.291 mm
0.062″ 1.587 mm
14g 0.064″ 1.628 mm
12g 0.081″ 2.053 mm

## Is 16 or 18 gauge bigger?

That is because 16 is greater than 18. No, that is not a typo. The gauge roughly refers to the number of nails in one inch when lined up side by side. So, nails that fit 18 into one inch are thinner than ones that only have 16 per inch.

### Is 12G smaller than 14g?

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
16G .050″ 1.2mm
14G .064″ 1.6mm
12G .082″ 2.0mm
10G .102″ 2.5mm

#### Can you put a 20G in a 16G piercing?

If you pierce yourself with a 16G and put in a 20G earring, the earring will fit in easily and the hole will eventually shrink to the right size.

What’s the standard piercing size?

Post Length / Ring Diameter

PIERCING TYPE STANDARD GAUGE SIZE STANDARD LENGTH
Rook Piercing 16G, 18G 8mm, 10mm
Conch Piercing 16G, 18G 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
Daith Piercing 16G, 18G 6mm, 8mm
Nose/Nostril Piercing 20G, 18G 6mm, 8mm

Can I put a 20G in a 16G?

## What gauge is 1.6 mm piercing?

14g
Piercing Gauge Sizes

Gauge Millimeters Inches
16g 1.2mm 0.047″
14g 1.6mm 0.062″
12g 2.0mm 0.078″
10g 2.5mm 0.098″

### What is 12 gauge in MM?

2.6mm
Sheet Steel Gauge Conversion Chart

Gauge No Inch Metric
11 0.116″ 2.9mm
12 0.104″ 2.6mm
13 0.092″ 2.3mm
14 0.080″ 2.0mm

#### What gauge do you start of with for tongue rings?

Tongue: 14g tends to be the most common starting size for tongue piercings, but 12g is also a popular size for starter body jewelry in a tongue ring. You aren’t limited to these sizes, but we only recommend asking for a larger gauge, not one smaller than 14g.

How big is an average tongue ring?

Generally speaking, the normal ball size for the tongue ring is 5 mm, many people prefer to wear a size between 5 and 6 mm balls for the tongue ring. Before picking the ball for your tongue ring it is very important to ensure that you are comfortable with the jewelry.

What size are tongue rings?

Tongue rings have two measurements–the gauge, or thickness of the bar, and the length of the bar from bead to bead. Montana Body Art advises you to begin with a size 14 gauge that is 5/8 inches long.

## What is gauge barbell do they pierce your tongue with?

A typical tongue piercing is done with a 14 gauge (14G) high grade titanium, or gold barbell measuring 7/8-inch. Note that’s the size of an initial tongue piercing; once healed the length of the barbell can be shortened.