Big Gauges

Stretched ears take time and commitment. It takes some time to go from small gauges to big gauges in ears. They can be flashy, noticeable, adorned, engraved, or simply understated. Our collection has you covered. 

Shop our big ear gauges collection

We sell ear gauges of all shapes and sizes, provide ear-stretching materials, and can help you work your way to huge ear gauges over time if you aren't already there. So, if you are looking for big ear gauges, we have an extensive collection you can browse through to find fairly-priced, high-quality choices.

What is the biggest gauge size?

Honestly, it depends on how far you want to take it and if you would like the lobe to shrink back when you take the gauge out. However, for the sake of clarity and to reflect what’s in our collection, it is worth breaking down how the gauge system works to find the biggest one.

Gauge sizes are inverse. The larger the number, the smaller the size. That is why many people start with a 20g or 18g and work their way down to the largest size.

At 0g, the size translates to 8 millimeters or 5/16 of an inch. But there's more because we have the 00g too, equating to 10 mm, or 3/8 of an inch. If you measure by gauges, that is the largest one we have. However, there are larger sizes going up to 50mm or 2 inches.  See our Ear Gauge Size Chart for more details.

What is the largest ear gauge that will shrink back?

Most experts advise stopping at 2 gauge to ensure that you can downsize your earlobes when you want to and not go any higher than 0g, which is a guaranteed tipping point.

However, keep in mind that there are always exceptions! Everyone reacts to body alteration differently, and a tiny fraction of people’s earlobes never shrink back, even with tiny gauges.

To give you an estimate, if you've had piercings without jewelry for years and the openings have never shrunk (but you can still get jewelry in), you could be one of the rare people who will struggle to shrink them unless you use a smaller gauge.

How do I know what size my gauges are?

If you have already stretched your ears, you can use a ruler to measure the gauge size and then use our ear gauge size chart to get the precise size.

If you have a new piercing, you should wait at least six months to a year before extending it for proper healing. Otherwise, you risk damaging or tearing your lobes permanently. For additional information on product sizes, see our ear stretching size chart. 

Do you have questions about our big gauges?

Got a question about big gauges? Feel welcome to message us, and we'll get back to you in a day or two. 

How big is 00 gauge?

00 gauge is equivalent to 10mm or 3/8”

How big is 18 gauge?

18 gauge is 1.0mm or 5/128”

How big is 14 gauge?

14 gauge is 1.6mm or 1/16”

How big is 0 gauge?

0 gauge is 8mm or 5/16”

How big is a 16-gauge earring?

16 gauge is 1.2mm or 3/64”

How big is a 2g ear gauge?

2 gauge is 6mm or 1.4”