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Thread: 18 to20 gauge nose piercing

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    Default 18 to20 gauge nose piercing

    My piercing is about a year and a half old and healed. I had it pierced with an 18 gauge, but Iím looking at new jewelry and it was suggested that I shrink my piercing to a 20 gauge. Iím just wondering the reasoning behind this and if I should do that. The only thing that I can think of is that it would end up leaving a smaller hole in the long run. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Left Ear: 3 lobe, Helix
    Right Ear: 3 lobe, Tragus
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    No reason at all. Who told you to do that and what reason did they give?
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    I personally don't see any reason to use a smaller gauge. If the jewelry you want comes in a 18g then continues with an 18g. No reason in scorching to a 20g unless you want too.
    Left ear: 4 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch, Double Forward Helix and Vertical Industrial
    Right ear: 3 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch x2 and Forward helix
    Facial: Left nostril, Right nostril Septum, and Philtrum
    Want: 4th Lobe, 2nd Foreward Helix and Anti-Tragus
    Retired: Naval x2, Right Nostril, Anti-Tragus, Inverse Vertical Labret and multiple lobe/Auricle piercings
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    Like has been said there's no real need to move to a smaller gauge.
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    Nose, tongue, navel, both nipples horizontally, VCH, septum

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