What is the gauge of a cartilage piercing?

I lost my captive bead ring, but it's been so long from when I got my cartilage pierced that I forgot the general gauge size for the piercing. Anyone know? Thanks very much. Just a note-- regular stud earrings fit fine in the piercing, and they're just about the right size. Helpful detail?

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  1. sweetdudetattoo Says:

    i think thats the guage size of a normal stud

  2. ~*blu*~ Says:

    Regular earring stud are eiterh 22G or 20G. Usually depending on the piercer a cartilage piercing can be a 20G-18G or 16G. I would suggest an 18G , an 18G piercing can fit a 20G or 22G earring also.

  3. Brittany Says:

    Standard studs are usually 20g or 18g. 22g is very rare.
    If it was originally pierced with a needle, then the CBR was probably 16g or 14g.

  4. Sairblah Says:

    its 14.
    My brother is a tattoo and piercer and I got mine done couple years ago, they pierce prettyy much everything with a 14 sept the nose I’m pretty sure.

  5. ? Says:

    I just got my cartilage pierced yesterday and the lady who pierced it told me it was 14.

  6. <3toCheer Says:


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