Checkered ball lip hugger, 14 ga
Shown: lip hugger with 5mm balls.
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
A piercing is made through the ridge of cartilage opposite and below the tragus.
Initial jewelry: rings and barbells in 18 to 14ga, 3/8» - 7/16» - ½» in diameter/length. In some cases a straight or curved barbell is advisable over a ring, especially if the wearer sleeps on his/her ears. If a barbell is chosen it should be 1/8» wider than the thickness of the cartilage to allow for swelling and proper cleaning.
Rings and Barbells
Studs & Screws
Retainers & Expanders