How big is a 4G ear gauge?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table

Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
8g 3.2 mm 1/8″
6g 4 mm 5/32″
4g 5 mm 3/16″
2g 6 mm 1/4″

What size are ear tapers?

Ear Stretching Sizes Converted From Gauge to mm and Inch

Millimeters (mm) Inches (“)
7mm 9/32″
8mm 5/16″
9mm 3/8″
10mm 3/8″

Can you wear tapers as gauges?

Stone tapers are not to be used for stretching at all. They are only for wearing in healed stretches as jewelry because they are porous and can carry too much bacteria. In general, tapers are only recommended for wearing in smaller gauges as jewelry.

How long to stretch from 4G to 6G?

The chart below represents the recommended MINIMUM time you should wait between stretches.

8G to 6G 1.5 months
6G to 4G 1.5 months
4G to 2G 1.5 months
2G to 0G 2 months
0G to 00G 2 months

What is the smallest ear gauge?

What is the smallest size gauge? A standard ear piercing is 20g or 18g so the smallest gauge size is 20g. Gauge sizes are always even numbers and the smaller the number the bigger the earring, so from 18g the next size up would be 16g.

Can I use Vaseline to stretch my ears?

Stretching Process (taper method) Lubricant will make the taper super slick, so it will slide through easy. Lubricants make a stretch easier. While you’re out getting a new taper, get some Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil or GaugeGear Stretching Balm (Neosporin and Vaseline are not good lubes for ear stretching).

Can you wear tapers all day?

They are used to perform the actual stretching and should be replaced with jewelry within a few hours. Even though many of the tapers you can buy are very attractive they simply are not designed for long term wear as there is a danger that the weight of a taper can tear your delicate ear tissue.

Can I start stretching my ears at 10g?

This is a good ear size chart to determine how long you should wait in between stretches: 16g to 14g – 1 month. 14g to 12g – 1 month. 12g to 10g – 1.5 months.