optimal needle gauge sizes

by Dallas
(United States)

Hi, I would like to offer a correction for the information the septum piercing page, linked below. In the section where you discuss the optimal needle gauge, you mention that piercing starts at 14-16mm and a larger number means a smaller gauge. This is true when using gauge sizes such as 14g or 16g, but if you are talking about mm, then it's the opposite. 16ga is 1.3mm, 14g is 1.6 mm, and 8g is 3.26mm. Hope that helps!


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nose piercing gauge size
by: Anonymous

Hi Dallas,

Thank you for your correction. We really appreciate help here. We have attached your Gauge Chart so that our visitors can get some understanding about gauge sizes. Thank again.

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