Meet the most common ear piercings and our size recommendation for each based on what works for most people. Every piercing is unique, so if you still have doubts about cartilage earrings sizes, seek advice from your local piercer.

STUDS SIZE GUIDE

Location

Thickness

Length

Lobe

20G / 18G / 16G

6mm

Helix

18G / 16G

6mm

Rook

18G / 16G

8mm

Daith

18G / 16G

8mm

Forward Helix

18G / 16G 

4mm

Conch

18G / 16G
6mm / 8mm

Tragus

18G / 16G
4mm / 6mm

 

HOOPS SIZE GUIDE

Location

Thickness

Length

Lobe

20G / 18G / 16G

12mm / 10mm / 8mm

Helix

18G / 16G

8mm / 6mm

Rook

18G / 16G

6mm

Daith

18G / 16G

10mm / 8mm

Forward Helix

18G / 16G

6mm

Conch

18G / 16G
12mm / 10mm

Tragus

18G / 16G
4mm / 6mm