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Choosing The Right Piercing Jewelry Part 2 - Gauge - Body Piercing Basics EP45

In the 45th episode in the series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo begins a new series of videos about how to choose the right jewelry for your piercing. In this first episode, he covers the gauge or thickness of the jewelry.

This video is designed for those new to Body Piercing and as an educational introduction. You should always consult a professional piercer or medical profession before getting any piercing or embarking on a piercing procedure. One of the concepts behind this series is to give the average person the ability to have an educated conversation with their piercer.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment.

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Gauge Metric Inches

20g 0.82mm 0.032 of an inch

18g 1.024mm 0.040 of an inch

16g 1.33mm 0.051 of an inch

14g 1.63mm 0.064 of an inch

12g 2.06mm 0.081 of an inch

10g 2.60mm 0.102 of an inch

8g 3.25mm 0.128 of an inch

6g 4.12mm 0.162 of an inch

4g 5.18mm 0.204 of an inch

2g 6.53mm 0.257 of an inch

0g 8.26mm 0.325 of an inch

00g 9.55mm 0.365(3/8) of an inch

000g 11.11mm 0.437(7/16) of an inch

0000g 12.71mm 0.51(1/2) of an inch

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All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS M50 Camera get your own at Amazon - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM - using the VILTROX EF-EOS M2 Lens Adapter 0.71x Speed Booster for Canon EF Lens to EOS EF-M Mirrorless Camera M3 M5 M6 M10 M50 M100 AF Auto Focus Reducer - and Canon EOS 80D - with Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone - and Tascam DR-70D 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder -

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

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