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What gauge size is after a 00?


  1. What gauge size is after a 00?
  2. What is the size up from 00?
  3. How do I stretch my ears from 00 to 7 16?
  4. Is there a gauge size between 0 and 00?
  5. Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
  6. Why is the jump from 8g to 6g so big?
  7. What MM is 0g?
  8. What size gauge can you not go back from?
  9. How can I stretch my ears without tapers?
  10. Is 00g too big?
  11. Why do my gauges stink?
  12. Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
  13. How long should I wait to go from an 8g to a 6g?
  14. Which is bigger 6mm or 8mm?
  15. Does 00g shrink back?
  16. Do gauges hurt?
  17. Can other people smell my gauges?
  18. Can your ears go back to normal after 00g?
  19. How many mm are in a dime?
  20. Is 8mm ring too wide?
  21. Why do gauged ears stink?
  22. When should I start dead stretching?
  23. Why do my gauges feel wet?
  24. Why do my gauges smell?

What gauge size is after a 00?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion TableGaugeMillimeters(mm)Inches4g5 mm3/16"2g6 mm1/4"0g8 mm5/16"00g10 mm3/8"

What is the size up from 00?

Gauge to Inches to Millimeters Conversion ChartGaugeInchesMillimeters0–800–10–7/16"11–1/2"13

How do I stretch my ears from 00 to 7 16?

2:534:42Stretching from 00g to 7/16 - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipTime is the best thing to use and since it's not a two millimeter stretch this was pretty easy I donMoreTime is the best thing to use and since it's not a two millimeter stretch this was pretty easy I don't know how long we'll wait to go up to a half inch since it's only a millimeter stretch.

Is there a gauge size between 0 and 00?

To avoid damaging the ear lobe, it is necessary to use “half sizes” to keep the stretches at one millimeter increments. The half size between 2g and 0g is 7mm, also known as 1g. The half size between 0g and 00g is 9mm and is occasionally called 00g.

Is 0g to 00g a big jump?

2g to 0g and 0g to 00g are 2mm stretches so the in between sizes give you a 1mm stretch instead. Failed to get answers. Question: I am at a 0G and want go to a 00G but it's a huge jump.

Why is the jump from 8g to 6g so big?

It's probably for 2 reasons. First off, there's a larger size jump between 8g and 6g. Up until 8g, there is only a difference of 0.6mm or less in between each size. After 8g, the differences get larger, and there is a 1 mm size difference between 8g and 6g.

What MM is 0g?

8.251 mmgaugeinches decimalmillimeters0g0.325"8.251 mm00g0.365"9.266 mm0.375"9.525 mm000g0.410"10.404 mm

What size gauge can you not go back from?

The so-called “point of no return,” which is the size or gauge after which you will not be able to go back to original size, is a range between 0g and 4g for the majority.

How can I stretch my ears without tapers?

How to Stretch Ears Without Tapers1 Wearing Heavier Plugs to Make Ears Bigger.2 Adding Larger Jewelry to Stretch Your Gauge.3 Adding PTFE Tape to Your Current Plugs.

Is 00g too big?

Most professionals would say that size 0g (8mm) to 00g (10mm) is the absolute point of no return. But, to be on the safe side most would recommend staying under 2g because at this point most people can shrink their ears back.

Why do my gauges stink?

The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they're sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. Take the gauges and rub them in antibacterial soap that's acceptable to use on sensitive skin.

Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?

Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin. Only increase your jewelry by one size (2 gauge) at a time. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.

How long should I wait to go from an 8g to a 6g?

3-4 months8g to 6g - 3-4 months.

Which is bigger 6mm or 8mm?

5mm = just over 3/16 inch. 6mm = almost 1/4 inch. 8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch.

Does 00g shrink back?

If you stretch your lobe to 00g or smaller, you are a much better candidate for your ear going back to "normal". If you stretched your ear a year ago or a few months ago, your ear has a much better chance of shrinking back to its original size than if it has been stretched and fully healed for several years.

Do gauges hurt?

Ear stretching tends to tingle or sting but it shouldn't hurt a lot. If your earlobe feels tight or you're in pain after inserting the taper or plug, then the size is too big and you should opt for something smaller.

Can other people smell my gauges?

It's perfectly normal. It's a combination of dead skin, "ear funk", natural sweat and skin oil, all putrifying between the metal and the skin. Clean your piercings every morning like you should, and they won't smell.

Can your ears go back to normal after 00g?

Most people can go between 2g (6mm) – 00g (10mm) and expect their ears to revert back to a normal piercing, after a few months of healing. If you want don't want stretched ears forever, be sure to stretch slowly and never skip sizes.

How many mm are in a dime?

Coin SpecificationsDenominationCentDimeDiameter0.750 in. 19.05 mm0.705 in. 17.91 mmThickness1.52 mm1.35 mmEdgePlainReededNo. of ReedsN/A118•Sep 24, 2019

Is 8mm ring too wide?

The most common ring width for men is 8mm wide. However, many men choose to get a 6mm or 10mm ring. Men with larger finger sizes tend to prefer wider rings....Ring Width Guide.ConversionsSee Selections!20.072mm Width Rings40.154mm Width Rings60.236mm Width Rings80.318mm Width Rings

Why do gauged ears stink?

While we stretch our ears we notice a little bit of a stink. The stink in your ear comes from dead skin and oil produced by your skin called sebum. The sebum and the dead skin get trapped in your piercings if you constantly keep your plugs/tunnels in. It is a result of sebum and dead skin being trapped in your hole.

When should I start dead stretching?

Whilst tapers are great to safely assist with the transition of larger gauge piece of jewellery, dead stretching should only be used when your current jewellery is getting loose. The industry standard for dead stretching is going up in 1mm increments and as always, never skipping sizes.

Why do my gauges feel wet?

While uncommon, stretching with non-porous materials (typically glass) can occasionally result in a condition some piercers refer to as “wet ear.” This is where the skin in contact with the jewelry secretes too much fluid, creating a sticky, moist, “sweaty” layer between the ear and the jewelry.

Why do my gauges smell?

The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they're sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. Take the gauges and rub them in antibacterial soap that's acceptable to use on sensitive skin.



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