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Nose rings are lovely to behold. But here's a sizing tip you should know before you switch from a nose stud to a nose ring. Many nose rings are made of a higher gauge than you may have received with your initial piercing. For example, you may have been pierced and fitted with a 19-gauge needle/nose pin. If you want to get a delicate nose ring, you're probably looking at something in the 20g range. One gauge is not that big of a deal, but do keep in mind that your piercing will adjust to the new size over time. So if you're looking to switch from a stud, screw, or pin to a ring, it's best to keep the same size gauge for your ring. Or, if you really like the smaller size, only keep it in for a few days at most.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|