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    Piercing needle sizes & jewelry question

    So I got 16g hollow piercing needles. I thought that the 16g jewelry should fit easily into the hole of the needle, but that's not the case. The jewelry doesn't really fit. I don't think that even the thread of the jewelry fits into the needle. Am I supposed to get 14g needles if I'm going to use 16g jewelry?

    Also, how long should I wait to attempt to re-pierce my second lobe holes? I got the needle through but couldn't get the jewelry in so it should close up pretty quickly.
    Have:
    00g/10mm first lobe holes
    12g second lobe holes (took them out Jul/10/12)
    14g helix, l.ear
    14g forward helix, l.ear
    16g tragus, l.ear
    16g snakebites


    Want:
    re-pierce seconds
    14g helix, r.ear
    16g anti-tragus, r.ear


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    Talking about DIY piercings isn't allowed on the forum. For you own safety, please don't pierce yourself if you don't know what you're doing and find a professional.
    Last edited by WheeGreen; 10-20-2012 at 01:19 PM.
    I have: 8g firsts(L/R), 14g seconds (L/R), 16g helix (L), 10g septum, 1 tattoo.
    Want: more tattoos.

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    Go to a professional to get them done.

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    Oh, well I didn't know that.
    Have:
    00g/10mm first lobe holes
    12g second lobe holes (took them out Jul/10/12)
    14g helix, l.ear
    14g forward helix, l.ear
    16g tragus, l.ear
    16g snakebites


    Want:
    re-pierce seconds
    14g helix, r.ear
    16g anti-tragus, r.ear


    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."

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    Reading the rules helps.
    32mm lobes | 8ga nostrils | empty septum | 14ga philtrum | 14hrs tattooing
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    Always go to a professional for piercings!

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    As stated see a professional.

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