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Nipple Barbells & Hoops

Nipple piercings can showcase more than one type of jewelry. 

Having multiple styles of nipple jewelry allows for comfort, customization and variety over time.

Here are a few of the most common body jewelry styles worn in nipple piercings:

  • Straight Barbell (SBB)
  • Curved Barbell (CBB)
  • Captive Bead Ring (CBR)
  • Hanger
  • Clicker
  • Hinged Segment Ring (HSR)

The most common piece of jewelry worn in nipple piercings is a 14g straight barbell.

You may be pierced initially by a professional body piercer with a 14g or larger 12g straight barbell, depending on your own nipple anatomy and your piercers body jewelry preferences.

These straight barbells can feature ball, gem or opal ends with either a bezel or prong setting.

Multiple gemstone or opal clusters and thread-less jewelry styles are used more frequently for initial piercing procedures in high end studios. 

The three most common gauge & lengths for nipple jewelry are:


  • 16g (1.2mm)
  • 14g (1.6mm)
  • 12g (2.1mm)


  • 1/2" (12mm)
  • 9/16" (14mm)
  • 5/8" (16mm)

If you need to determine what length and gauge you currently are wearing, purchase our convenient measuring magnet.

Our measuring magnet was designed with the utmost convenience in mind.

Simply use the left side measurements to find out quickly what length you need.

Our measuring magnet also assists in helping you determine your own:

  • Length
  • Gauge
  • Diameter

Read our sizing guide here.