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Standard Lobe Piercing

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Standard Lobe Piercing Shopping Guide

Most people have normal earrings on their earlobes, but some people have a standard lobe piercing done by a professional piercing artist. In this shopping guide you can find jewellery options for both an earring hole as well as a piercing hole.

Keep reading for more relevant information about the standard lobe piercing and classic earrings.

Standard Lobe Piercing Sizes

Standard lobe piercings are just like other ear piercings. They are done with a special piercing needle by a piercing artist. Standard earrings, on the other hand, are sometimes done at a jewellery store, using a piercing gun. Earrings are often much thinner than piercings, so make sure to choose the correct sizes for your standard lobe piercing.

The standard bar thickness for a standard lobe piercing is 1.2 mm. The default bar length is 6 mm. The most common ball and stone sizes are 3 mm for a ball and 4 mm for a stone.

For an earring hole, the most common thickness is 0.8 mm. Some earring holes may even fit bars with a 1.0 mm thickness.


Standard Lobe Rings

Piercing rings are a popular option for standard lobe jewellery. From basic hoops to rings with crystals, there are plenty of piercing rings that can be used for the lobe piercing. Whether you prefer a more snug fit or a more loose fit, lobe rings are usually available in several diameters.

For a standard lobe piercing, the standard bar thickness is 1.2 mm. The illustration gives an idea of what each lobe ring diameter could look like in your ear. Please note that not every ear is the same, so the diameter you need can differ from this.


Other Lobe Piercing Jewellery

There are quite a few different piercing types that can fit the standard lobe piercing. In addition to the cartilage studs and piercing rings, there are two other popular options.

You can find more information about labret studs and traditional earrings below.


A labret stud is a great alternative to a normal cartilage stud. The flat back of the bar makes this the most comfortable ear stud to wear, and the ball is screwed on at the front instead of the back of the piercing. Choose the same sizes you would normally wear for your standard lobe piercing jewellery.


Classic earrings are some of the most commonly worn jewellery, and can also be worn in a lobe piercing. Please note that piercings and earrings are different. The thickness of normal earrings is much thinner than piercing bars. Wearing earrings in a piercing hole will most likely result in the piercing hole shrinking.

Standard Lobe Piercing Materials

Standard lobe piercings come in various materials. Learn more about the differences below.

316L Surgical Steel

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316L Surgical Steel

Most standard lobe piercing jewellery is made of 316L surgical steel. It is an affordable material and often available in various colours. Note that this material contains small amounts of nickel.


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Titanium standard lobe jewellery is great for when you are looking for something that would last. Titanium is hypoallergenic and free of nickel, and it won’t discolour.

14 Kt. Gold

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14 Kt. Gold

If you're looking for an elegant piercing jewel, 14 kt. gold is just the thing for you. Yellow and Rose Gold are nickel-free and with just a little upkeep it will maintain its beautiful shine.


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A bioflex labret is a delicate, flexible and less noticeable alternative for a standard piercing stud. They often come with stunning tops using a push-fit closure.

Standard Lobe Piercing Aftercare

Proper aftercare is important for your new standard lobe piercing. Our Piercing Healing Kit can help with the healing period and with treating inflamed or irritated skin.

For daily cleaning and care, we recommend using a saline solution such as our Salt Spray, combined with our Piercing Butter or Piercing Wonder Oil.

Piercing Care Package
Piercing Healing Kit
Per set £12.99
Piercing Wonder Oil - ORIGINAL
Piercing Wonder Oil
Sold Individually £4.50

Get a Standard Lobe Piercing

Are you considering having a new standard lobe piercing done? Take your time choosing a piercing studio.

To help with this, we have gathered some helpful tips and advice.

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