Most Common Earring Gauge. Next to the Forward Helix is the Helix or the outer rim of the ear that stretches down near the earlobe. Earring wires are usually made out of 18- or 20-gauge wire 10 to 08 mm.
Earring wires are usually made out of 18- or 20-gauge wire 10 to 08 mm. 16 PCS Ear Stretching Kit Soft Silicone Ear Tunnels Gauge Earrings Size 2g 00g 0g 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 18mm 20mm Piercing Stretcher Plugs Ear Expanders Ear Spacers for. 146mm 5168mm 3810mm Belly Button Rings.
On average 14g tends to be the most common starting size for any surface piercing.
The most common gauge for a helix piercing is 16 gauge although some are done at 14 gauge instead. It is commonly pierced at a 16g with a labret or captive bead ring unless it was pierced with a gun in which case the piercing will be an 18g or 20g earring post. An earring wire needs to be comfortable and durable. For nipple or naval piercings 14 g through 12 g is most common.