Lip Ring Sizing Information
Lip Ring Gauge
- 16 gauge, 5/16 inch (8mm) length is the most common size for lip rings after the piercing has fully healed. Initial lip piercings are usually done with a labret stud
or captive ring
that is 16 gauge and 3/8 inch or longer to compensate for swelling after piercing. When the lip piercing heals, most people can use a 5/16
Inch (8mm) length, or even a very short 1/4 inch (6mm) but not everyone!
Again, this is a guideline. If your lip is thicker, you may need a longer length lip ring. Some piercers are also using 18 gauge
for lip piercings, which is slightly thinner than 16 gauge
. The only way to properly determine the lip ring size you need is to measure or consult your piercing professional!