How to Use a Gauge Wheel

Gauge Wheel for Measuring

Gauge Wheel for Measuring

Gauge Wheels are excellent tools for measuring your jewelry. Many people are unsure about their gauge size of their jewelry, which can lead to many problems. You need to know the gauge size of your jewelry and the size of your piercing at all times. It’s the only way to get the most appropriate jewelry for yourself, and it’s the only way to order a correct jewelry size when you purchase jewelry from a shop.

Gauge Measuring

It may sound strange, but many people are unsure about the gauge size they need. Some people don’t even know at what gauge they are pierced at, which creates numerous problems when ordering new jewelry or determining what jewelry size they truly need.

While the most reliable piercing studios will always inform you about the gauge size, and while there are several standard gauge sizes for new piercings, depending on the piercing type and the body part, there is always a chance that you are not pierced with a standard-sized needle or that you simply don’t know your gauge.

This matter gets even more complicated when it comes to stretching. Stretched piercings require larger jewelry, but it’s sometimes difficult to tell what’s your currrent gauge. It’s particularly problematic when it comes to the stretching process itself: you need to know your gauge to know the size of a taper you’ll need. Stretching too much or going many sizes above your gauge is not recommended and it can lead to numerous problems.

For all these reasons, it’s important to know your gauge and you need to be able to measure your jewelry at all times.

Using a Wheel

Using a handy gauge wheel is the easiest method of measuring your jewelry. You don’t need to use any tapes or complicated tools: the wheel does all the job for you.

All you need to do is to place your jewelry between the flanges, along the outer edge. Don’t put it inside the hole – keep it between the flanges for the most accurate measurement.

Start with a size you think might be alright, and if it’s not a correct one, move to the next size, until you find the correct gauge. After you have determined a correct size, don’t forget to write it down.

All piercing enthusiasts should have one of these gauge wheels to make gauge measurement easy. The best wheels are made of metal, so they are long-lasting.

About Melina Jackson:
Melina is a staff writer, author and researcher for TheChainGang. She covers numerous subjects, from body jewelry to kinky adult toys. In addition to this, Melina also provides occasional adult toy reviews written in an interesting and sexy manner. She says: “I’m happy and proud to be a part of TheChainGang team. I enjoy every research because I know how much importance TheChainGang places on customer satisfaction and providing accurate and up to date information. I particularly like sex toy reviews: they are fun to write and experience”. In addition to writing and researching, Melina provides online research results and handy information for buyers interested in accurate and easily understandable tips and advice on choosing the best adult toys and body jewelry.

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