Bridge piercing is a type of facial piercing. It goes horizontally through the fleshy part between the eyes at nose level or above- or simply through the bridge of nose.
This is not a very common type of piercing. Several misconceptions are available regarding this type of piercing like some say that it causes eye problem while few others believe that infections from this piercing can spread to brain via sinuses.
Straight barbells are best jewelry for bridge piercing.
Bridge piercing is also known as Erl, after the name of the first recipient of this piercing Erl Van Aken. Besides, in some parts of Europe, it is also familiar as Niebuhr.