Facial Piercings


facial piercings

Nostril - standard is 18G but 20G may be worn (smaller size)

  • corkscrews, L bends and nose bones come in a standard 6mm length
  • if you want a labret once healed a 6mm short post and a small base of 2.5mm flat back is best
  • rings are very anatomy dependent with the most desired size being 8mm diameter if you are lucky enough to have the nose for it. If your placement is higher it could require a 10mm ring but that tends to look wide on most.


  • for basic earrings they are most common in 20G and have butterfly backings
  • consider wearing flat back labrets in 20G for the most comfort at the back of the ear and no poking post!

Septum - standard is 16G

  • most common size diameter for ring or horseshoe is 10mm but if your anatomy is smaller or you like a very snug ring you may fit 8mm
  • any gem or design must be front facing to show
  • most common ball/gem size is 3mm which is the smaller size

    Lip - standard is 16G

    • for studs a flat back labret is a must vs a barbell to protect your teeth and gums and make sure it is a 4mm disc back as the smaller bases may pull through the piercing
    • bioflex is a good material option here
    • for rings, this is anatomy dependent but many fit an 8mm diameter
    • Vertical Labret Lip piercings are usually a 16G 8mm curved barbell

    Munroe, Labret - standard is 16G but it may have been pierced in 14G

    • flat back disc labrets are the only jewelry recommended here, 4mm disc back to ensure it does not pull into the piercing
    • bioflex is a good material once healed