Nose Bridge Piercing Jewelry Cost and Its Healing

by Mousumi Mukherjee
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Women cherish jewelry, and that’s why they pierce their ears and nose to look trendy and fashionable. The piercings that are in vogue these days are of many types, but they always choose the right kind of piercing for them that they think will suit them best. You may have heard about many types of ear or nose piercings like helix piercing, daith piercing, industrial piercing, cartilage piercing, etc. But have you heard about bridge nose piercing? No, right?

Well, it’s a kind of nose piercing that catches all eyes and is surprisingly modest despite its rare and unusual placement. Today, you will come to know about this piercing that may suit you best, unlike any other.

So, just keep reading this write-up, and you will get to know everything about this nose bridge piercing. 

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What Are Bridge Piercings?

The Bridge Piercing, also known as Erl piercings, is the nose piercing that runs horizontally across your nose’s bridge, usually between your eyes’ narrowest part.

Technically, this piercing is considered a sort of surface piercing because the bridge of your nose is not sufficiently fleshy for a dermal. So, the migration, as well as rejection risks, are high for this piercing. 

Some people spread rumors regarding this piercing that bridge piercing makes a person cross-eyed. However, there’s no scientific logic or evidence behind it. It’s just a myth, that’s all!

Until now, no nose bridge piercing has been reported to cause any involuntary eye-crossing. In fact, most people even forget that the piercing or jewelry is there on the bridge of their nose.

This is because your nose itself generally hides the after-piercing jewelry. So, you have less or no visibility of the piercing or after-piercing jewelry. 

Bridge piercing never interferes with your wearing of glasses/sunglasses. Only, you have to be sure that the piercing is done in an area that is high enough and doesn’t bother you. You should be comfortable with it, that’s all!

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What Is Bridge Of Nose?

What Is Bridge Of Nose
What Is Bridge Of Nose

The nasal bridge or the bridge of your nose is your nose’s bony part that overlies the nasal bones. The nasal bridge is situated above the ‘Cartilage Of Septum.‘ It remains between your eyes and exactly below them.  

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Bridge Nose Pain

Your pain tolerance might be different from others’ pain tolerance. So, it all hinges on how much you can tolerate pain. Secondly, the pain resulting from the piercing can’t be avoided, and it’s not so simple to suddenly narrow down your pain level.

However, there’s also a positive point of nose bridge piercing. Since bridge piercing is done through tissue instead of cartilage, or a nerve-filled area, some people give the assurance that it’s not as painful as the pain of any other new piercing.

It’s just the kind of a feeling of slight discomfort. Yes, it’s true that for the newbies, the pain is a little higher from the point of view of the ‘P & P’ (Pinch and pressure) scale.

However, those who have got an experience with their ears’ cartilage piercing will be able to handle this bridge piercing effortlessly, though with the feeling of some pain.

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Bridge Piercing Healing

The healing of Bridge Piercing takes time. You can expect to heal it only after 8 to 10 weeks from the date of your piercing. This is because the area where the piercing is done comprises soft tissue that takes some time to heal completely. 

After this period, you can change it to a shorter spiraled barbell. However, the inner tissues of the place will require a supplementary period of numerous weeks to heal. You should proceed to put or replace jewelry into the piercing only after eight months when the piercing wound will completely heal up. 

Bridge Piercing Cost

Bridge Piercing Cost
Bridge Piercing Cost

All kinds of piercings in the USA, especially at New York’s reputable salons, are charged about 40 dollars. Nevertheless, you will get the piercing at a low rate at comparatively any non-reputable salon. Also, if the bridge piercing is combined with titanium jewelry, the rate goes to nearly 50 dollars. 

The titanium jewelry is sterilized well in the hospital-grade autoclave of the piercing shop before it is inserted in the bridge piercing of a person. Its sterilization cost is included in the price of the piercing shops. So, every shop has different pricing, but the price range always revolves between 30 and 50 dollars.

The main reason for such difference in pricing of the nose bridge piercing is the material (metal) of the jewelry that is inserted within the piercing and the level of expertise of the piercer. 

Aftercare Of Nose Bridge Piercings

After the bridge piercing is done, it is essential to keep the piercing region free from any exposure to vicious cleansers, makeup, or hair derivatives as your wound is healing.

Simply clean the piercing area daily. Use a gentle cleanser and warm salt water to clean the piercing place. To remove bacteria from the place, rinse it with warm salt water twice daily. Also, you can apply mild or gentle spray (wound wash) over the place day and night. 

Furthermore, don’t poke or prod your new nose bridge piercing. Also, avoid rotating the jewelry. Otherwise, it will turn into an infected bridge piercing.

The new protocol for bridge piercing declares that the jewelry must be kept in place as long as the healing process is going on. It is better to avoid fiddling with the jewelry.

The only things that should be allowed to touch the wounded region are warm water and soothing saline spray. Again, ensure that the piercing area is not receiving any trauma until it is completely healed. 

Bridge Piercing Jewelry

The piercer determines what kind of jewelry is best for your bridge-pierced area. His choice of jewelry type depends upon the quantity of tissue you have in that area.

However, the best and most common piece of jewelry for this kind of piercing is, of course, a tiny curved barbell. You should not go for a straight barbell as it will result in too much tension and pain on your fistula’s edges, and your migration likelihood also increases with that. 

The material of the bridge-piercing jewelry must be either titanium or gold. Since titanium is a nickel-free metal, it’s an excellent choice for people who have undergone bridge piercing.

Nevertheless, the only problematic side of this material is that its price is very high. However, considering its hypoallergenic nature, it’s worth buying at this price. 

Moreover, titanium is a much better quality metal when compared with surgical steel. Surgical steel comprises reactive nickel and will harm your piercing area.

So, especially during the initial days after bridge piercing, always go for a high-graded jewelry material like solid gold and titanium. Regarding the gold jewelry, the hallmarked gold in them starts from 14k and up.  

Gold (high-quality), being another solid option for this piercing, is widely used by many people. Good jewelry remains the same without any rust and all. They stay as long-term wear for you.

Don’t compromise with the quality of goods here, as cheap quality gold or gold-plated materials may cause infection in your piercing area and hinder the overall healing process. So, they are quite dangerous for the piercing area’s healing and can’t be used as long-term wear. 

Side Effects Of Nose Bridge Piercing

Bridge piercing may result in a few side effects. They are:

Swelling/Bulging And Tenderness: 

Some people experience initial discomfort in the form of swelling and tenderness after the piercing that lasts only a few months. However, with proper care of the piercing area, the pain, as well as the swelling, will go away soon. 

Allergic Reaction:

Usually, the use of the wrong type of metalled jewelry results in this side effect. Suppose you are sensitive to gold, nickel, or silver. In that case, it’s best to avoid them and choose a piece of metallic jewelry that is hypoallergenic in nature, for example, titanium, stainless steel, etc. 

Process Of Changing Out The Bridge Piercing

In case you prefer to change out your bridge piercing jewelry, visiting a reputable piercer will help. This is because it’s very much tricky to maneuver a piece of body jewelry, primarily if you have not handled any piercing work earlier.

Also, please wait for a long time before you decide to go for its change or swapping. Healing the piercing area entirely is very much crucial before changing the jewelry. 

Wrapping Up

So, choosing to do a nose bridge piercing is not that risky. You just have to be well acquainted with its pros and cons and its details. Also, you should be strong enough to tolerate the pain during the piercing and remain until it heals. It’s always better to do it from a reliable piercer who has popularity in this area and wear the jewelry that best suits you, irrespective of their prices. And last but not least, the aftercare part is the most important in bridge piercing, and taking it seriously will make the wound heal faster. 


Q.1. How painful is a bridge piercing?

Answer: Despite the difference in our pain tolerance, bridge piercings are generally known for their less hurting nature. The leading cause for it is that the piercing here passes only through your skin and not any cartilage.

You will feel a quick pinch when the piercer inserts the needle in your going-to-be-pierced area. However, most people who have gone through this piercing confide that they felt more irritated with the clamping of their skin than the real piercing. 

Q.2. How long does a bridge piercing last?

Answer: A bridge piercing, as compared to other piercings, heals straightforwardly. However, only for your safety, you should keep in mind that it should not be removed for a minimum of 12 weeks from the date of the piercing.

Q.3. Is a bridge piercing permanent?

Answer: Like any other surface piercing, the bridge nose piercing possesses an advanced threat of rejection. So, it is not likely to be an eternal fixture.   

Q.4. What anatomy do you need for a bridge piercing?

Answer: A bridge piercing is done horizontally across your nose’s bridge. It must pass through your nasal bridge’s flesh which remains at the top. So, the anatomy of your nose must be in confirmation of that.

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