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    Default Standard ear piercing size

    My 7 year old daughter had her ears done Sept second, for the life of me I can't remember what the gauge of a standard earring is weather its 18 or 20. I want to buy her small surgical steel hoops while they are still healing and to make cleaning them more comfortable and this site sells them I just want to make sure I buy the right size. Thank you for reading and for any help!!

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    It's either 18 or 20. To be safe, and for her age, buy 20. Also, titanium is a better choice than steel, because "surgical" steel doesn't mean much, and may cause sensitivity to nickel down the line.
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    For some reason, I can't seem to find any hoops in titanium in 20g, only nostril jewelry, which would be a possibility, isn't ideal for healing lobes.

    The initial jewelery I was pierced with when I was little was definitely 18g though, and there isn't too much of a difference between 18 and 20g. In order to make sure the quality of the jewelery is good, I would try these: http://www.steelnavel.com/product.as...MID=280&MID2=1 in 18g.

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    I prefer this myself. Less chance of it moving around if you get the proper length (you want a snug fit, but not TOO tight ... standard size is usually 1/4", although I have skinny ears and prefer 3/16" ... YMMV). http://www.steelnavel.com/product.as...MID=350&MID2=1. Plus the ends can be swapped out easily for other Neometal ends once it's healed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Nubita View Post
    It's either 18 or 20. To be safe, and for her age, buy 20. Also, titanium is a better choice than steel, because "surgical" steel doesn't mean much, and may cause sensitivity to nickel down the line.
    That's what I was about to say, as far as I know it's accurate.

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