Huggie Size Guide

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What is the difference between Huggies and Hoops

As discussed, huggies are a type of small hoop earring that hug closely to your earlobe. Hoop earrings can be a variety of sizes but they never measure as close to the ear as huggies do. Hoops range as much in hoop diameter as they do in design.

What Size do I Need

Most of huggie hoops are 18g (1.0mm)and 16g(1.2mm). The hoop diameter you need will depend on your anatomy and personal preference. It’s recommend to wear a 5mm or 6mm huggie on the tragus and upper helix piercing. If your ear is thick and want the hoop to be more loose, then a bigger diameter hoop workers better.

huggie size guide

Recommended Size



Inner Diameter


16g (1.2mm)/18g(1.0mm)

5mm - 6mm


16g (1.2mm)/18g(1.0mm)

6mm - 7mm

Cartilage/ Helix


How to Measure Your Ear for Perfect Fit

Although there are recommended huggie sizes, you need to measure your own ear since everyone’s ear is different. Follow the instruction and find the size perfect for you.

1.Use a ruler to measure distance from the hole to the edge of your ear.

2.Add 1mm for snug fitting and 2mm for loose fitting.


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