Gauge Sizes

The Gauge Size Chart is a handy tool for anyone stretching their ears. It is important to stretch slowly to safely stretch your ears, so only increase your ears one gauge at a time, and only when your ears are fully healed from their most recent stretch.

Use this chart to quickly reference what the next step in your stretching journey will be, whether you are measuring in gauges, millimeters, or inches. This chart also provides the conversions between gauges, millimeters, and inches, so you can check between measurement types to be sure you are getting the right size/gauge of plug.

If you are just starting to stretch, the bottom of the chart has the smallest sizes. Ear piercings that were done with a piercing gun are usually 18g or 20g. Basic earlobe piercings from a professional piercing shop are usually 14g. Start at the size that your ear was pierced at and go up one row for the size you can safely stretch to for your next step.

Remember to wait until your ears are fully healed from piercing before starting to stretch, and to let your ears heal between each stretch. For more information about how long to wait between gauge sizes, see our ear stretching FAQ's.

Gauge Size Chart