What Size Nose Ring Should I Get?

So, you’re thinking about getting a nose ring? But you’re not sure what size to get? Check out this blog post for some helpful tips on choosing the right size nose ring for you.

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There is no “correct” answer when it comes to sizing your nose ring. It is ultimately a matter of personal preference. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind that may help you make your decision.

The first thing to consider is the gauge, or thickness, of the jewelry. A nosering with a larger gauge will require a larger piercing, while a smaller gauge can be worn in a smaller piercing. The next thing to think about is the diameter, or width, of the ring. A wider ring will cover more surface area and may be more comfortable for some people. Lastly, you’ll want to decide on the style of jewelry you prefer. Nose rings come in a variety of materials and designs, so take some time to browse through your options and find something that suits your taste.

Different Sizes of Nose Rings

There are many different sizes of nose rings available on the market, so it can be difficult to decide which size is right for you. The first thing you need to do is measure the diameter of your nostril. This can be done with a ruler or a measuring tape. Once you have the measurement, you can compare it to the sizing chart below to find the closest match.

If you are between sizes, it is usually best to go up to the next size. This will ensure that your nose ring will be comfortable and will not fall out. It is also important to keep in mind that your nostril may swell after piercing, so a slightly larger nose ring may be more comfortable during this time.

-18 gauge: 8mm-9mm
-16 gauge: 9mm-10mm
-14 gauge: 10mm-11mm

Once you have decided on the perfect size for your nose ring, the next step is to decide on the style. Nose rings come in a variety of colors, materials and designs, so there is sure to be something that suits your taste.

How to Choose the Right Size Nose Ring

Choosing the right size nose ring can be tricky, especially if you’re unsure of what style you want. The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can follow to ensure you get the perfect fit.

First, it’s important to know that there are two main types of nose rings: studs and hoops. Studs are small, discrete pieces that sit flush against the nostril, while hoops encircle the entire outer rim of the nostril. The type of nose ring you choose will largely be a matter of personal preference, but it’s worth considering that studs are generally more comfortable and less likely to get caught on clothing or jewelry.

Once you’ve decided on the type of nose ring you want, it’s time to determine the right size. If you’re opting for a stud, the best way to do this is by measuring the distance from the top of your nostril to the bottom of your septum (the cartilage dividing your nostrils). This will give you a good idea of how long your stud should be. As for hoop nose rings, the size is determined by its diameter, or width. A good rule of thumb is to choose a hoop that’s about half the width of your nostril.

Of course, even with these guidelines it’s possible that you’ll still end up with a nose ring that’s not quite right. If this happens, don’t hesitate to return it and try again—after all, it’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in your new nose ring!


After taking all of the above into consideration, you should have a good idea of what size nose ring is right for you. If you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to consult with a piercer or ask for their opinion before making your final decision.