There are so many body piercing types available nowadays that itís sometimes difficult
to decide what part of the body and how you want to pierce. Of course, some piercing
types are more common and some are less popular. Nostril piercing is a fashion
statement nowadays and two other nose piercings are also popular. Septum piercing
is more widespread while bridge piercing is rather rarely met. But before you begin
to think about the idea of getting bridge piercing, you should take into the account
several things. There must be enough skin on the bridge for this piercing. And
people who wear glasses canít get bridge piercing if they donít want to be infected.
Bridge piercing is the piercing of the thin flap of skin on the bridge of the nose. It is surface piercing which means it needs more time to heal. The first recipient of bridge piercing was Erl van Aken and bridhe piercing is also known as Erl piercing after that name. Horizontal bridge piercing is common though there is a variation of it- vertical bridge piercing. Straight barbells are usually used as starter bridge jewelry. You may wear other jewelry when the piercing is completely healed. And itís about 2 or 3 months to a year.†
The piercer uses skin clamp or forceps to hold the flap if the skin of the nose bridge while he/she pierces the skin with a sterile piercing needle or with a hook. The bridge piercing isnít very painful but during the first few days there can be swelling and the piercing will be tender.
The only real risk of bridge piercing is the risk of rejection and piercing migration. To minimize risks associated with bridge piercing you should take proper care of it. You should keep the area clean. Dirty or unwashed hands should be close to and touch the piercing. Saline solution will help to reduce the risk of infection and keep the area clean. You shouldnít apply make-up, lotions, creams, hairspray and other beauty products to or close to the new bridge piercing. You shouldnít change the jewelry until the piercing is completely healed. If you feel something is wrong, consult your piercer or your doctor.
The choice of material for bridge piercing jewelry is significant. Some people are allergic to nickel and it means they will probably suffer irritation and allergy to gold, silver and other metals containing nickel as additional metal. Surgical stainless steel barbells and other jewelry are the most common choice for bridge piercing as well as titanium. These materials can be autoclaved and are hypoallergenic.
If you have decided to get bridge piercing, be careful with the choice of the piercer and the jewelry. If you do everything carefully and take proper care, youíll be able to enjoy beautiful and healthy piercing for a long time.