What size ear taper should I start with?

What size ear taper should I start with?

Getting Started The starting point for most people is 14g, which is just slightly larger than a regular earring. If you were pierced with a piercing gun you are likely at a 20g. If you’ve only recently healed from a regular ear piercing, you may want to start out with 16g plugs, just to be on the safe side.

What gauge is 13mm?

Convert Ear Gauge to mm and Inch

Millimeters (mm) Inches (“)
12mm 1/2″
13mm 17/32″
14mm 9/16″
15mm 19/32″

How long should I taper my ears?

Here’s how to safely stretch your ears and avoid a blowout:

  1. Go up one size at a time. Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin.
  2. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.
  3. Moisturize your earlobes.
  4. Stop when you feel pain.

At what MM should you start stretching your ears?

From a standard ear piercing the first stretch should be to 1.6mm but if your piercing is already at a 1.6mm gauge the first stretch should be with a 2mm taper. Beyond that the next available size up should be used. So from 1.6mm follows 2mm, 3.2mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm.

Is 13mm half an inch?

13mm = just over 1/2 inch.

Is stinging normal when stretching ears?

Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.

Are 13mm and 1/2 inch the same?

13mm = just over 1/2 inch. 14mm = almost 9/16 inch. 15mm = almost 19/32 inch. 16mm = 5/8 inch.

How many MM is a lobe piercing?

Post Length / Ring Diameter

Conch Piercing 16G, 18G 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
Daith Piercing 16G, 18G 6mm, 8mm
Nose/Nostril Piercing 20G, 18G 6mm, 8mm
Earlobe Piercing 20G, 18G 6mm, 8mm

Can I wear tapers all the time?

Why shouldn’t I wear tapers as every day ear jewelry? Most tapers are designed to be used as ear stretching tools, not as pieces to be worn on a regular basis. Doing so can easily put uneven pressure on your healing ears, leading to unnecessary damage.

What is a taper taper?

Tapers are a tool to help slowly stretch your ears. We have sizes that begin at an 18g and go as high as 1 inch (25mm). Switch out your look by rocking acrylic, glass, stainless steel, stone or titanium!

What kind of taper do I need for my ear piercing?

Ear Tapers – stretch your earlobe piercing to the max. In our tapers shop we offer a large variety of different kinds of tapers made of various materials. The most popular one is the black acrylic 2 in 1 expander set. The set consists of one screwable expander and a flesh tunnel.

What colors do ear tapers come in?

Tapers give an edgy look and you can choose just how you want to express that look with colors such as, black, black and white, blue, gold, green, orange, pink, purple, rainbow, red, silver, white and yellow. Tapers are a tool to help slowly stretch your ears.