Body Jewellery Sizing

Body Jewellery Sizing


Below you will find the OZ Body Jewellery’s Body Jewellery Sizing page containing our handy hints & tips for measuring your own body jewellery sizing, as well as the OZ Body Jewellery Sizing Chart that displays all the relevant sizing and gauge information your should require to make an informed decision about your purchase at OZ Body Jewellery.

The sizing we use on OZ Body Jewellery is the global standard sizing, which is generally used by most places you can get body jewellery. The easiest way to work things out is to first know what size your current body jewellery is and work out if you want to go bigger (as in the case of a Tapers & Stretchers or Plugs & Tunnels).

If you are still confused, unsure or have any questions about body jewellery sizing, colours or materials, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We are only an email away and we would be glad to help. Just head on over to our Contact Us Page.

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STANDARD PIERCING SIZES

Here you will find some information on standard piercing sizing for the most common types of body piercing. This is intended to help new comers in choosing the correct size of body jewellery. Please keep in mind, when you are initially pierced you are pierced with a longer piece of jewellery 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 jewellery. 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 see our body jewllery ize charts to learn how to measure your body jewellery so you can choose the correct gauge and length for your piercing.

BELLY – NAVEL

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge (1.6mm)
Jewellery: Curved Barbells, Spirals, Circular Barbells, CBR’s, Belly Dangles

The standard navel gauge is 14ga. Very few piercers will usually only pierce a navel with a 16 gauge needle unless requested.

TONGUE

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge (1.6mm)
Jewellery: Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for a tongue piercing is 14ga. It is recommended to wear jewellery 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 jewellery creates too much friction with your gums or teeth, IMMEDIATELY replace your jewellery 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.

EYEBROW

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm)
Length: 5/16″ or 3/8″ (8mm or 10mm)
Jewellery: 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 or 3/8 inch.

LABRET & MONROE

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm)
Length: 5/16″ or 3/8″ (8mm or 10mm)
Jewellery: Labrets, Circular Barbells, CBR’s, Spirals

Labret piercing 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 8mm or 10mm but there are other lengths as well. Labret and Monroe jewellery can also be used for cartilage piercings.

NIPPLE

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm))
Jewellery: Circular Barbells, CBR’s, Straight Barbells, Curved Barbells, Nipple Piercing Jewellery

The most common gauge for a nipple piercing is 16ga. The most common type of nipple jewellery are barbells designed to sit comfortably through the nipple piercing and often have a unique design attached. Curved and straight barbells, CBR (Captive Bead Rings) and Horseshoes can also be used as nipple rings.

CARTILAGE

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge or 16 Gauge (1.6mm or 1.2mm)
Length: 1/4″, 5/16″ or 3/8″ (6mm, 8mm or 10mm)
Jewellery: Labret, Circular Barbell, CBR, Straight Barbell, Curved Barbell, Studs

If you had your cartilage pierced by a gun, you’ve never stretched your hole(s), your jewellery 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 piercing jewellery suits a cartilage piercing, including labrets, captive bead rings, horseshoes, straight and curved barbells, studs and segment rings.

INDUSTRIAL

Thickness / Diameter: 14 Gauge (1.6mm)
Length: 32mm – 38mm
Jewelry: Industrial Barbells, Straight Barbells

The most common gauge for a industrial cartliage piercing is 14ga.
The industrial barbell is a special piercing because it is one of the few piercings that uses two piercing holes. An industrial barbell can be placed horizontally or vertically. Because every ear is different, the room between the two piercing holes differs from person to person.

Therefore the standard measure of the industrial barbell has the longest length of 38mm. That’s long enough for everyone. Of course, the focus lies on the length. For small/medium sized ears, there are also many industrial barbells available with a length of 32mm to 35mm. These lengths are also often used for vertical industrial barbells.

The standard thickness is just 1.6 mm. That makes it possible to use your industrial barbell in other holes as well.

EAR

Ear lobe piercing is one of the most popular kinds of ear piercings. If you got your ears pierced by a gun, you’ve never stretched your hole(s), your jewellery 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 jewellery suits ear lobe piercing, including labrets, captive bead rings, straight and curved barbells, segment rings, Plugs, Taper and many more…

CBR (CAPTIVE BEAD RINGS)

CBR (Captive Bead Rings) are one the most versatile body piercing jewellery 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, Oz Body Jewellery carries a large selection of different styles, gauges, and lengths. Whether you are looking for a smaller or bigger, longer or shorter rings Oz Body Jewellery has the size and style to fit your needs.

HORSESHOES

Horseshoes are anther one of the most versatile body piercing jewellery 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, Oz Body Jewellery carries a large selection of different styles, gauges, and lengths. Whether you are looking for a smaller or bigger, longer or shorter rings Oz Body Jewellery has the size and style to fit your needs.

BARBELLS

As versatile as the CBR and Horseshoes, Barbells 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 jewellery. We carry various selections of Barbells in different styles, gauges, and lengths.



Throughout the OZ Body Jewellery website we have tried our best to provide you with all relevant information we think you will need, right at your finger-tips. In our product descriptions you will find information links that are relevant to the product being viewed, these include: Shipping Costs, Body Jewellery Sizing Information, Jewellery Sizing Information and Product Colour Information. Clicking on these links will display a summary of the information, so you can make an accurate decision about the product without the fuss of having to search for postage costs or a size/colour chart.


MORE ABOUT OZ BODY JEWELLERY

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"OZ Body Jewellery was created out of a desire to provide all Australia's with access to a wide range of Body Jewellery at a reasonable price, all delivered to their door within days and all backed-up with awesome customer support."

OZ Body Jewellery is an Australian based and family run business that began in August of 2016. With close ties to a wide variety of global suppliers, OZ Body Jewellery has a wide, varied and growing range of many different types of Body Jewellery. The Staff at OZ Body Jewellery have experience in both the body jewellery and e-commerce industries, guaranteeing our customers will receive quality products and a hassle free shopping experience. Located in Victoria, our warehouse can ship out any order the same day it is placed*, meaning that you get your order FAST! We also have FREE Shipping available. To find out more head on over to our Shipping & Returns Page.

 

At OZ Body Jewellery we strive to have a style to suit all our customers. Our growing catalogue at OZ Body Jewellery contains body jewellery made from; 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, Titanium, Acrylic, Bio-Flex, Glass, Bone, Stone, and many different types of Wood.

OZ Body Jewellery's extensive catalogue has a wide selection of; Plugs & Tunnels, Barbells & Tongue Rings, Belly Button Rings, Cartilage & Tragus Jewelery, Captive Bead Rings, Eyebrow Rings, Labrets & Studs, Nose Rings & Studs, Tapers & Stretchers, Retainers, Nipple Rings, Basic or Initial Piercing Jewellery and Piercing Equipment.

So, why buy from us?

At OZ Body Jewellery, we believe all our customers deserve products made only from the highest quality materials and delivered with the best customer service. We assure customers that all products are carefully inspected and hand packaged before being shipped to your door.

If you are looking for quality Body Jewellery at the best price, shipped straight to your door, hassle free, make your next Body Jewellery purchase right here at OZ Body Jewellery

At OZ Body Jewellery all our products are also located in our warehouse in Australia. Because of this, we can ensure your order is shipped within 24 hours of being placed and processed. To find information on our shipping, you can check our Shipping & Returns page. This page should answer any questions you may have about receiving your ordered products, or any issues you may have in regards to this. But, if you can't find answers to your questions head to our Contact Us page and either send us an email or fill our our Contact Form.

It doesn't matter what part of your body is pierced, you should always use high quality body jewellery. Shopping at OZ Body Jewellery guarantees all this without the over-inflated prices you might expect from other retailers and with all the support you need.

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