Helix piercing : how to measure and find the right size for your piercing?
Here is a sizing guide to better understand the proper body jewelry gauge sizes and measurements.
NOTE : This piercing sizing chart is a general suggestion based on our experience and knowledge in body piercing, though it is important to note that piercing jewel length or piercing type options can vary depending on your morphology or the way your piercing has been done.
1 - General informations
2 - What size is an helix piercing?
3 - How to measure your helix piercing?
There is a vast range of piercing for the ear as rook piercing, daith piercing, industrial piercing, conch piercing, though helix piercing still remain one of the most popular.
Helix piercing offer a vast range of jewels options:
Screw thread labret or clip-in labret
Very popular with a little gem or a real diamond (diamond helix piercing),the labret is the most popular type of barbell for this piercing. It is made of a flat platform on one side that lean behind the ear and there's a screw thread on the other side where you can screw any jewel or ball.
Confortable, easy to take off, light and discreet, the bioplast labret (flexible material) with a clip head make it the perfect option for a helix piercing (gold infinite helix piercing, snake gold helix piercing, tahiti pearl gold piercing for helix...)
Piercing ring, horseshoe ring or spiral
Ring for helix is very trendy. Though we recommend you to wait a complete heal (around 6 months) before wearing this type of jewel.
What size is a helix piercing?
There is two main barbell gauge sizes for helix piercings : 1,2mm(16G) and 1,6mm(14G) (barbell diameter).
As for helix piercing, 1,2mm(16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It's also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing.
1,2mm(16G) give you many options of jewels for your lip piercings, from the smallest and discreet to something more sophisticated (helix diamond piercing or gold and emerald helix piercing for example)
Less common, it is possible to wear piercing jewels with a 1,6mm(14G) gauge at your helix. It is particularly recommanded to those who like to wear larger and more visible piercing jewels.
How to measure your tragus piercing?
It is important to have a piercing jewel at the perfect length.
A barbell that is too short can compress the skin and be painful when a barbell that is too long will bump or get caught in clothes.
To measure a labret you simply have to measure the barbell length excluding the platform base and screw head if there is one.
If it's a bioplast clip labret, measure it all the way excluding the platform base (see below)
To measure a ring for your helix piercing, simply use a ring you already have and measure the internal diameter as follow to know the size you need to get (in mm/in)
For helix piercing, ring size vary between 6mm(0,23in) and 9mm(0,35in).
6mm(0,23in) and 7mm(0,27in) tend to be the most common sizes for this piercing.
For example if you like to wear your helix ring close to the ear, you may want to choose a ring of 6mm(0,23in), and if you like your ring more pendant, choose a ring of 7mm(0,27in) or 8mm(0,31in)