Ear Piercing Size Guide

Ear Piercing Size Guide

Choosing the right size for your ear piercings is essential for comfort and aesthetics. This guide provides insights into various types of piercings, their sizes, and fitting tips.

Types of Earrings

Hoop Earrings

Diameter: Measure the distance from the piercing hole to the edge of your ear.
Common Sizes: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm.

Post Earrings

Post Lengths: Typically 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm.
Gauges: Thicker posts offer more stability. Common gauges are 20G (0.8mm), 18G (1.0mm), 16G (1.2mm).

Post Back Types

Flat Backs: Comfortable for sleeping, ideal for cartilage piercings.
Ball Backs: Easy to handle and secure.
Butterfly Backs: Common in most earrings but can be less comfortable for new piercings.

Segment Rings and Clickers

These are commonly used for septum, daith, and cartilage piercings. They provide a seamless look and are available in various sizes:

  • Diameter: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm.
  • Gauges: 18G (1.0mm), 16G (1.2mm), 14G (1.6mm).

Measuring Tips

To ensure a proper fit, use a ruler or caliper to measure the diameter of hoops and the length of posts. It's important to consider post length for swelling and comfort, especially for new piercings. For hoop earrings, measure the distance from the piercing hole to the edge of your ear to determine the correct diameter.



For more information on ear piercing stacking, ear piercing charts, sizes and types, check out the Hidden Forever Ear Piercing Chart.