What size ear gauge is 12mm?
Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch
At what MM should you start stretching your ears?
It’s often recommended that you start with 16 or 14 gauge when you first start stretching your ears. Stretching your ear larger than 2 gauge is often considered “the point of no return.” Once you stretch your ear to this point, you’ll likely need surgery if you want the hole to fully close.
Is 12mm and 1/2 inch the same?
12mm = almost 15/32 inch (= almost 1/2 inch) 13mm = just over 1/2 inch. 14mm = almost 9/16 inch.
Is 12mm half inch?
The actual answer is 1/2″ is = 12.7mm. Most manufacturers make either 12mm or 13mm. Some do actually make the true 12.7mm, but this has even caused more issues when you switch websites. Our conversion for 1/2″ is 13mm = 1/2″. 13mm is closest to 1/2″.
What is a good gauge size?
“For piercings in general, 18 g through 16 g is the most common. For nipple or navel piercings, 14 g through 12 g is most common. For larger gauges—like stretched ear lobes—the smallest gauge usually starts at size 8 and goes up from there.”
What size gauge do you start with?
For the majority of people, either 16 gauge or 14 gauge is a good starting point if you have only worn regular earrings. 16 gauge is a good starting point if you never wear earrings or if you have recently had them pierced and they are just healed up.
What is a ear blowout?
A blowout is one of the most common complications of ear gauging. It’s a ring of scar tissue that forms behind the jewelry and gives the piercing the appearance of turning inside out. Blowouts usually occur from trying to stretch the hole too quickly. They often cause sharp pain and inflammation.