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GAUGE
 
The gauge of body jewellery is the diameter of the bar or plug; for flared or saddle plugs it is the diameter at the narrowest point. There are two systems of gauge measurements, US gauges (Ga) and metric (mm) which convert as follows:

 
18 Ga : 1.0mm
16 Ga : 1.2mm
14 Ga : 1.6mm
12 Ga : 2.0mm
10 Ga : 2.4mm
8 Ga : 3 mm
6 Ga : 4 mm
4 Ga : 5 mm
2 Ga : 6 mm

0 Ga : 8 mm
00 Ga : 10 mm

 
 
LENGTH
 
The length of a body jewellery bar is the straight length excluding the thread by the. This is also true for curved bars - measure the straight length from tip to tip excluding the thread, not the curved length. Other body jewellery (see below for a description of the different types) is measured as follows: labrets are measured from base to tip excluding thread, and lippy loops are measured the same way, as if they were labrets. CBRs, BCRs, twisters and horseshoes are all measured by internal diameter.
Length is measured in millimeters, except in the US where inches are used; these convert as follows:

 
6mm : 1/4"
8mm : 5/16"
10mm : 3/8"
11mm : 7/16"
12mm : 1/2"
14mm : 9/16"

16mm : 5/8"
18mm : 11/16"
19mm : 3/4"
21mm : 13/16"
22mm : 7/8"
 

All measurements are approximate