What size is a normal nose ring?

The most common gauge used in nose piercings is 18, but some people prefer to scale down to a 20 gauge once their piercing has healed completely. Seldom, some choose to downsize to a 22 gauge.

Is a 20 or 18 gauge nose ring bigger?

Nose piercing is usually done with an 18 gauge (1.02mm) post. After a nose piercing heals, most people switch to a 20 gauge (. 81mm) post because it is thinner and leaves a smaller hole. A post thinner than 20 gauge is not recommended for most nose piercings.

How do I know nose ring size?

Ask your piercer for help. Compare an existing piece of jewelry to a printed gauge card. Use a caliper or micrometer. Gauge measurement wheels. Drill gauge. Can you fully close the hoop?

Is a 20 or 22 gauge nose ring bigger?

20 Gauge is thinner than 18G and is the standard most popular size. If you are unsure this would be your best choice. 22 Gauge is the thinnest size post and perfect for those who normally wear silver nose jewelry, from jewelry stores such as Claires (the majority of their silver nose jewelry comes in thinner gauges).