The gauge size chart is an important tool for anyone stretching their ears. It is important to stretch slowly and safely, increasing only one gauge at a time, and only when your ears are fully healed from their most recent stretch. For more information about how long to wait between gauge sizes, see our ear stretching FAQ's.
Ear piercings done with a piercing gun are usually done at 18g or 20g. Basic ear piercings at a proper piercing salon are usually done at 14g. You should wait until your ears are fully healed from piercing before starting to stretch and increase their gauge size.
Sometimes gauge sizes are listed by their size in millimeters, so we've provided a conversion. Some sizes can vary, such as 00g varying between 9 and 10mm.
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