BARBELLS & LABRETS GUIDE

Our Barbells & Labrets Size Guide is a standard recommendation that works for most people. Everyone is unique, every piercing is unique. We don’t believe in a one size fits all – that is why we offer our titanium piercings in various gauges and lengths.

Finding the perfect size from home can be a trial and error process. We recommend either seeking advice from your local piercer who will be able to advice after seeing your piercing in person, or to order our titanium spare parts, which you can change easily at home.

Barbell and Labret Size Guide

BARBELL VS LABRET

Whether to choose a barbell or labret piercing depends on a number of things. Tragus and forward helix piercings definitely benefit from wearing labrets, as it is hard to screw on balls behind the ear. However, for other parts of the ear, it’s a matter of preference. Let’s discuss some pros and cons:

BARBELL

❤️ Easy to put on as the balls screw on from the back as traditional earrings.

❤️May look more attractive from the back if you have shorter hair.

🖤 Less comfortable if you have multiple piercings due to the balls behind the ears.

🖤Less comfortable when you sleep as the ball will press against the ear.

🖤More likely to get caught in hair, slowing down the healing process.

LABRET

❤️More comfortable if you have multiple piercings.

❤️More comfortable when you sleep as the ball won’t press against the ear.

❤️Less likely to get caught in hair, speeding up the healing process.

❤️You only need to change the charm. No need to take out the bar out of the hole every time.

🖤Hard to put on as the piercing hole needs to be found from the back of the ear.

HOW TO WEAR BARBELL PIERCINGS

How to wear Barbell Piercings
HOW TO WEAR LABRET PIERCINGS
How to wear labret piercings

SIZE

LENGTH

Depending on the location of the piercing, a different bar length is required. The standard recommendations can be seen on the Barbell & Labret Size Guide above.

Please Note: 6mm is the same length as traditional earring posts.

  • If you have thicker or thinner ear parts than others, we recommend sizing up or down from our standard recommendation.

  • If you have new piercings, we recommend sizing up from our standard recommendation. (Remember to downsize after 2-3 months of your initial piercing).

GAUGE

  • 20G (0.8mm) is the same gauge as traditional earring posts.

  • 16G (1.2mm) is suitable for most cartilage piercings.

ORDERED THE WRONG SIZE?

Have you ordered the wrong size? Need to size down? Don’t worry! You don’t need to buy a new earring. You can easily replace all of our titanium barbells and labrets with our spare parts.

Changing backs of Barbell and Labret