As the name suggests, a bridge piercing is a facial piercing on the bridge of the nose. They are a great way to add an unexpected spin to your look and can be an eye-catching style statement – particularly if you choose bold or colorful jewelry. The piercing itself is placed through the loose skin that is above the bony bridge of your nose rather than the bone itself, typically lined up between your eyes. Like the eyebrow, it is considered a “surface piercing.”
Bridge piercings don’t vary a whole lot. Most commonly, a bridge piercing will be centered between the eyes, with the piercing positioned horizontally. We try to position it just above the line of sight.
Another way to customize your bridge piercing is to choose jewelry that fits your style. Bridge piercings are usually done with straight barbells. Whether you prefer a classic ball-end barbell or want something colorful, jeweled, or spiked, there’s no doubt that your bridge piercing is a great way to stand out in your own way.
As far as piercings go, a bridge piercing is fairly straightforward. Because it is considered a surface piercing and is placed in the thin skin around your nasal area, a bridge piercing is typically categorized as relatively quick and painless. Many people describe the feeling as a quick sting that passes quickly.
First, your piercer will thoroughly clean the bridge of your nose and surrounding area. Then, the entry and exit points will be marked, to ensure they are symmetrical and placed according to your preference. If you aren’t sure what positioning you want for your piercing, your piercer can help you get an idea of what your different options may look like.
After you’re happy with the position of the entry and exit points, the piercer will do the piercing and insert the jewelry of your choice!
Bridge piercings take between 6 to 12 months to heal completely. Your healing process will be improved if you follow proper aftercare procedures as recommended by your piercer.
Because bridge piercings carry a certain risk of migration or infection, it’s very important to follow the correct aftercare procedures. Bridge piercing aftercare typically includes the following:
If you’re considering trying a bridge piercing for yourself, contact Almost Famous Body Piercing for more information about this bold style statement. Our skilled piercers can help you achieve the unique look you want, no matter what style of piercing or type of body jewelry you’re interested in. Check our online portfolio for piercing inspiration and examples of our work, then simply walk into your nearest Almost Famous Body Piercing shop to get your piercing done today.