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Bridge Piercing

Heal Time: 8-10 Weeks

Typical jewelry gauge: 14g-12g

Best initial jewelry type: Internaly threaded barbell

Minimum age for piercing: 16


One of the more intense facial piercings, bridge piercings tend to draw a great deal of attention to one’s gaze, and they are not recommended for anyone concerned about being discreet about their pierced persona. (It takes a certain type of person—one with a bold personality—to sport a bridge piercing.)
The actual piercing passes through the loose skin above your bridge, not through the bony part of your nose, and between your eyes. Since it is essentially a type of surface piercing, like the eyebrow, it is often prone to migration or “growing out.” The procedure is usually performed using a 14 gauge or 12 gauge straight barbell, and takes about eight to ten weeks to heal. While we recommend all clients wear balls on the end of their barbells, at least for the initial healing period, gemstones or spikes are an option after healing—for a more intense or intimidating look.

Bridge Piercing FAQ

Do bridge piercings go through bone?

No. Bridge piercings pass through the loose skin above your bridge, not through the rigid part of your nose. (Actually, your nose holds its shape from cartilage, not bone—but it doesn’t go through that either.)

Will this piercing migrate or reject?

Since bridge piercings pass through the loose, flat skin above the bridge of your nose it is, essentially, a surface piercing. Unfortunately, this also means that it is prone to migration, rejection, and “growing out.” While there is nothing you can do to stop this from happening, a good aftercare regimen will help to slow the process.
If it does migrate or reject, remove it. Keeping it in longer will not help you save it and will only cause extra scarring. If you still want the piercing, hang on to your jewelry and get it repierced once the original piercing is closed and the area returns, both in look and feel, to normal.