Can I pierce my septum with 18g?

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Can I pierce my septum with 18g?While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx. 1.6mm thick). The “standard” gauge size for a septum piercing is 16g but 14g is a good option as well.