Standard body jewelry sizes
Here you will find some information on the basics of sizing for the most common types of body piercing. This is intended to help new comers in choosing the correct size of body jewelry. Please keep in mind, when you are initially pierced you are pierced with a longer piece of jewelry to allow for swelling and to aid in the healing process. The sizes listed below are for healed piercings.

These are the standard sizes used for each piercing in body jewelry. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this is the size used for YOUR piercing. These are the standard gauges and lengths used by most professional piercers. Everyone's body is different, and sometimes piercers will use different lengths and gauges depending on your body. Please go to our Measuring Tab to learn how to measure Body Jewelry so you can choose the correct gauge and length for your piercing.
 
Belly - Navel Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge (1.6mm)
Length: 3/8" or7/16" (10mm or 11mm)
Jewelry: Bent Barbells, Spirals, Circular Barbells, CBR's

The standard navel jewelry is 14ga. Very few piercers will pierce a navel with a 12 gauge needle unless requested. The most common size jewelry for a healed navel is 3/8 inch or 7/16 inch. The next size up is 1/2 inch if you prefer something longer. Since navel piercing is the most common piercing, it would only make sense that this should be the most versatile piece of jewelry. That is why we are one of the only company to offer the largest selection in Navel Jewelry. Since everyone is different, we have an endless amount of options you can choose from.
 
TongueThickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge (1.6mm)
Length: 5/8" (16mm)
Jewelry: Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for a tongue piercing is 14ga. Once healed, the most common barbell length is a 5/8 inch. We offer all our Tongue jewelry in any gauge from 14ga, 12ga, 10ga all the way up to 1/2 inch. It is recommended to wear jewelry that fits perfect in your tongue. Too long of a barbell will knock on your gums and teeth and will eventually damage them. If for any reason you feel your tongue jewelry creates too much friction with your gums or teeth, IMMEDIATELY replace your jewelry with something shorter. Too short of a barbell could result in the tongue healing over the balls. Keep in mind; you are pierced with a longer post (usually 7/8") to allow for swelling and to aid in the healing process. To avoid damaging your teeth and gums, you should switch to a shorter length barbell when the swelling goes down.
 
EyebrowThickness / Diameter: 16 Gauge (1.2mm)
Length: 5/16" or 3/8" (8mm or 10mm)
Jewelry: CBR's, Bent, Straight, Circular Barbells

The most common gauges for an eyebrow piercing are either 16ga or 14ga, with 16ga being the most common. Typical ring diameters and curved barbell lengths are 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch, and 7/16 inch.
 
Labret & MonroeThickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm)
Length: 5/16" or 3/8" (8mm or 10mm)
Jewelry: Labrets, Circular Barbells, CBR's, Spirals

Labret usually refers to a piercing that is below the bottom lip, above the chin. The most common gauges for a labret piercing are 16ga or 14ga. The thickness of your lips should determine the length of your labret. The most common length is 3/8 inch but 5/16 inch and 7/16 inch are common as well. Labret and Monroe can also be used for Cartilage rings.
 
NippleThickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm)
Length: 5/8" or 3/4" (16mm or 19mm)
Jewelry: Circular Barbells, CBR's, Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for a cartilage piercing is 16ga with a length of 5/16 inch and 1/4 inch. Tragus Barbell, CBR (Captive Bead Rings) and Horseshoes can also be used as Cartilage rings.
 
CartilageThickness / Diameter: 16 Gauge
Length: 1/4" or 5/16" (6mm or 8mm)
Jewelry: Labret, Circular Barbell, CBR, Straight Barbell

The most common gauge for a ear cartilage piercing is 16ga with a length of 1/4 or 5/16 inch. Tragus, Barbell, CBR (Captive Bead Ring) and horseshoe can also be used as cartilage rings.
 
Tragus / HelixThickness / Diameter: 16 Gauge (1.2mm)
Length: 1/4" (6mm)
Jewelry: Labrets, Circular Barbells, CBR's, Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for Tragus and Helix piercing is 16ga with a length of 1/4 inch. CBR (Captive Bead Rings), Labrets, and horseshoes can also be used for Tragus and Helix rings.
 
IndustrialThickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge
Length: 1-1/2", 1-3/8", 1-1/4"
Jewelry: Industrial Barbells, Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for a cartilage piercing is 14ga with a length of 1 & 1/4 inch and 1 & 3/8 inch, and 1 & 1/2 inch. We also carry 1 & 5/8 inch. Barbells can also be used for Industrial Piercings.
 
EarEar lobe piercing is one of the most popular kinds of ear piercing. If you got your ears pierced by a gun, you've never stretched your hole(s), your jewelry gauge is 20 or 18. If you were pierced with a needle the gauges most commonly range from 16-10, most likely being 14. Various kinds of ear piercing jewelry suits ear lobe piercing, including Labrets, Captive Bead Rings, straight and curved Barbells, Segment rings, Plugs, and many more...
 
CBR (Captive Bead Rings) / HorseshoesCBR (Captive Bead Rings) and Horseshoes are the most versatile body piercing jewelry available. It can be worn virtually with any body piercings. The more common applications of this type of ring include: ear, lip, nostril, eyebrow, nipple, cartilage, tragus, and helix. Due to the wide range of uses and the popularity of these style rings BM25.com carries a large selection of different styles, gauges, and lengths. Whether you are looking for a smaller or bigger, longer or shorter rings BM25.com has the size and style to fit your needs.
 
BarbellsAlmost as versatile as the CBR and Horseshoes, Barbell rings can be worn in numerous body piercings. Barbells can be used in the Tongue, Nipple, Cartilage, Tragus, Helix, Industrial, and many more... Curved barbells also known as bent barbells, are commonly used for Belly, Nipple, and Eyebrow jewelry. We carry various selections of Barbells in different styles, gauges, and lengths.
 
CBR (Captive Bead Rings) / HorseshoesCBR (Captive Bead Rings) and Horseshoes are the most versatile body piercing jewelry available. It can be worn virtually with any body piercings. The more common applications of this type of ring include: ear, lip, nostril, eyebrow, nipple, cartilage, tragus, and helix. Due to the wide range of uses and the popularity of these style rings BM25.com carries a large selection of different styles, gauges, and lengths. Whether you are looking for a smaller or bigger, longer or shorter rings BM25.com has the size and style to fit your needs.
 
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