Quality Nose Studs Blog

There are a few different reasons why someone may want to adapt their nose piercing down or up a gauge. The most common is that the style they like can not be found in the gauge they currently have or if they were pierced with too big of a gauge for a nose piercing such as a 16 Gauge. The nose piercing is one of the fastest and most adaptable piercing, meaning that it will adapt to whichever size gauge you put in it. So if you have a 18 gauge piercing you can wear 20G nose studs, nose screws or nose rings as well and your piercing will adapt very quickly. If you want to go back to an 18G you can and it will adapt. If going from a smaller gauge nose stud, nose screw or nose ring to a larger gauge, you can stretch your piercing by putting some pure vitamin e oil on your nose jewelry and your nose piercing and slowly guiding the stud through. If you are going from a larger gauge to a smaller gauge, place the stud in just before bedtime and place a small round band-aid over top to hold it from falling out. By morning it should be adapted and wearable. If you have had the same gauge in for a very long period of time then this may take longer. Please note you should only go up or down by one gauge at a time.

18G - Thickest

20G - Standard

22G-24G -Thinnest



  1. Linda on July 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM said:
    I love your store you have such a wonderful variety of nose jewelry. Thank you for the blog, its nice that you take the time to explain things so clearly. I appreciate your great customer service. I tell all of my friends that have nose piercings about your store. I love the range of colors too! It doesn't matter what I'm looking for, I can always find the style here and it usually comes in every color! Thank You!!
  2. Irene on December 8, 2011 at 4:07 AM said:
    Felt so hopeless lkooing for answers to my questions...until now.
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