Surface piercings are fantastic because you can pierce them practically anywhere on the body (as long as there is enough meat). While there are endless surface piercings, bridge piercing has recently risen above the rest of popularity.
Appropriately named, the bridge piercing is placed between the eyes on the bridge of the nose. This seemingly impossible piercing is complete when your piercer pinches the skin on the bridge of your nose and just pierces a needle. The piercing is then filled with either a straight or a curved barbell, depending on the anatomy.
The result? A double look that seems to defy gravity.
But don’t rush to the piercer chair yet. Before you get this ultra-cool look, there are a few things to consider. Here’s what you need to know about bridge piercing:
It might be a little uncomfortable to get it (but probably not bad)
This piercing, based on the experiences of different people, does not seem to be too high on the pain tolerance scale. Many have noticed only slight complaints with the clamps (pre-pierce) and possible swelling after the piercing was completed.
If you’re prone to swelling, you may feel more uncomfortable than others over the next few days. This is a piercing that swells more than others and can be uncomfortable. (You should also make sure that no important events occur in the days after your piercing, as this may look a little strange.)
The pain is different for everyone, so the experience can be easier or worse for you. The good news is that the process is quick. So if you’re interested in piercing, you can probably handle the few seconds of pain.
Bridge piercing requires trust
Of all piercings on the face, the piercing stands out more than others. Aside from being directly between the eyes, it’s still a new style, and those who are unfamiliar with the piercing world will be curious about it.
The bridge piercing is a piercing that requires trust.
If you rock your style without worrying about what other people are saying or thinking (good or bad), then you have no problems! However, if you prefer to go unnoticed, consider a more subtle style.
Does it affect your job or employability?
While many types of piercing are becoming more and more acceptable in professional environments, it will be more difficult to convince your boss that the more alternatives you get, the more you get them.
The special thing about bridge piercing is that it is almost impossible to hide. You cannot remove your jewelry during healing and penetrating brackets are visible. In addition, as a less common piercing choice, you may encounter resistance from even more advanced companies.
Before you get the piercing, speak to your employer or consult someone in the industry you want to join. They’ll let you know if bridge piercing is hindering you, and they may even give you an overview of the types of piercings you can get instead.
How to prepare for bridge piercing
After considering the considerations and deciding that this is the piercing for you, it’s time to prepare for the piercing day.
As with any piercing, there must be preparation. Here are the things you should do before you take the needle.
All piercings must be researched beforehand.
- Research your piercer completely. They should have a comprehensive portfolio of work to show you (checking out on social media is a good way to find it), have fantastic reviews, and their studio should be extremely hygienic. (Bonus points if you’re a member of the Association of Piercing Professionals.) If you’ve been pierced before, you probably have a piercer that you trust, which is great! The thing about surface piercings, however, is that they need to be placed precisely to avoid jewelry rejection. So make sure that your favorite piercer has enough experience with surface piercings. If not, ask them to recommend a piercer who does this. They want you to be happy with your piercing and they don’t mind.
- Never let yourself be influenced. Not only is it illegal for Piercer to pierce you while you are clearly drunk, alcohol also serves as a blood thinner, which can lead to excessive bleeding when pierced. You also want to make sure that your mind is sharp when you choose the location of your bridge piercing. Overall, getting drunk or high pierced is just a bad idea.
- Take your time before you come to your appointment to make sure you know where you want to place your piercing. This probably means that you are sitting in front of a mirror and drawing dots on your nose as you try to decide where the jewelry looks best. Let some friends help you decide. When you arrive at the piercing studio, have your piercer take a look and he can tell you if it looks good. And once you’ve been marked for the piercing, check three times to make sure it’s in the desired location.
- Know that the jewelry will likely be in your field of vision for a while. Do not worry; Your eyes will adjust and you will get used to it at some point. However, in the first few weeks, you may be a little distracted by the shiny metal parts in the corners of your vision.
Don’t forget to keep it clean
Bridge piercings can heal between 6 and 12 months (and possibly even longer). The best way to achieve a shorter healing time is to maintain daily aftercare practices. Clean your bridge piercing 2-3 times a day according to your piercer’s instructions.
If you feel that your bridge piercing is completely healed, speak to your piercer before you stop aftercare. The inside could still heal, and you Got to Continuation of aftercare for the all Healing time to avoid complications.
Bridge piercing jewelry
Do you need more persuasiveness to get a bridge piercing? Check out our adorable dumbbells that will look awesome between your eyes.