Piercing Measurements

Understanding Product Sizing

To help you understand our product sizing accurately, we use both the Metric and Imperial measurement system.

  • Metric is in millimetres (mm)
  • Imperial is in gauges (ga) and inches (")

  • Piercing Sizes

    Piercings are measured by thickness, diameter and width. Piercing Rings are measured by the internal diameter. Septum Clickers are measured by the pin thickness and the internal height. Straight and curved barbells are measured by the linear width between ball to ball.

    1. Wire size is indicated in ga or mm (please refer to red markings) It refers to the diameter size of the stem (thickness of the wire). We indicate this size in gauge and millimetre. For example; 14ga (1.6mm)
    2. Size (length) is indicated only in mm (please refer to green markings).
    3. Balls or spikes and all other attachments are indicated only in mm (please refer to blue markings).


    Queen Of Steel | Piercings Measurements
    Ball Sizes
    MetricInches
    2.0 mm5/64"
    2.5 mm3/32"
    3.0 mm1/8"
    4.0 mm5/32"
    5.0 mm3/16"
    6.0 mm1/4"
    8.0 mm5/16"
    10.0 mm3/8 "
    12.0 mm1/2"
    GAUGESMETRIC
    0.6mm22ga
    0.8mm20g
    1.0mm18g
    1.2mm16ga
    1.6mm14ga
    2.0mm12ga
    2.5mm10ga
    3.2mm8ga
    4.1mm6ga
    5.1mm4ga
    6.5mm2ga
    8.2mm0ga
    9.200ga
    MetricInches
    4.5 mm3/16"
    6.0 mm7/32"
    7.0 mm9/32"
    8.0 mm5/16"
    9.0 mm11/32"
    10.0 mm13/32"
    11.2 mm7/16"
    12.0 mm15/32"
    14.0 mm9/16"
    15.0 mm19/32"
    16.0 mm5/8"
    18.0 mm11/16"
    19.0 mm3/4"
    20.0 mm25/32"
    22.0 mm7/8"
    24.0 mm15/16"
    25.0 mm1"
    26.0 mm1 1/32"
    29.0 mm1 5/32"
    30.0 mm1 3/16"
    32.0 mm1 9/32"
    34.0 mm1 11/32"
    35.0 mm1 13/32"
    36.0 mm1 7/16"
    38.0 mm1 1/2"
    40.0 mm1 19/32"
    44.0 mm1 25/32"
    50.0 mm2"

    Internal Threading

    All our internally threaded items use the specification shown below.

    Wire/Stem Internal Thread
    1.6mm1.2mm
    1.2mm0.8mm
    1.0mm0.8mm
    Queen Of Steel | Internal Threading

    General Sizing Guidelines:

  • Ear stud pins are standard in 0.8mm
  • Nose piercings are standard in 0.8 or 1.0mm
  • Eyebrow piercings are standard in 1.2mm
  • Labrets are most common in 1.2mm but 1.6mm is also available
  • Septum piercings are most common in 1.2mm but 1.6mm is also available
  • Industrial barbell, nipple, tongue and navel piercings are most common in 1.6mm
  • Continuous Rings are standard 0.8mm but 0.6mm & 1.0mm is also available.
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