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Can You Wear Glasses With a Bridge Piercing?

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Getting a bridge piercing when you wear glasses is typically fine, but there are some things you may need to keep in mind:

  • Placement – A bridge piercing is placed on the bridge of the nose, which is the area between the eyes. Depending on your frames, your piercer will need to take into account where your glasses naturally sit to determine best placement, so be sure to bring your glasses with you.
  • Healing – Bridge piercings are a type of surface piercing, which means they have a high chance of rejection. This means you need to be extra careful with them while they’re in the healing stage. If your glasses slide around, they might hit your piercing and delay the healing stage.
  • Visibility – Depending on your frames, your glasses could completely hide your piercing. This is something to keep in mind – especially if you’re a 24/7 glasses wearer.

How to heal a bridge piercing with glasses

As mentioned previously, bridge piercings are a type of piercing you’ll need to be extra careful with during the healing process. Take extra care when putting on or removing your glasses. If your glasses slide around a lot, you’ll want to get some tighter frames. You may even want to consider swapping to contact lenses during the healing process.

Jewelry for a bridge piercing with glasses

To avoid hitting your bridge piercing on your glasses, you’ll need to wear small jewelry. Once your bridge has completely healed, your piercer will swap your jewelry to the smallest curved barbell your anatomy can support, which will help significantly. The actual ends you wear should be small balls or, preferably, disks, which will minimize contact with your nearby glasses.

What are the risks of a bridge piercing?

Getting a bridge piercing comes with risks identical to any other piecing. Unfortunately because it is a surface piercing, the risks are greater. Surface piercings aren’t considered permanent piercings because they all eventually migrate and reject. It’s very important to remove your bridge piercing before it rejects or you could be left with a scar on your face. Be sure to watch out for the signs of rejection.

How do you check if you have the anatomy for a bridge piercing?

There are many things to consider if your anatomy can support a bridge piercing. The width of your bridge is important because if your bridge is too wide, it could cause tension on the skin, which increases the chance of rejection. Your nose shape is also important. If you have a bump on the bridge of your nose, you may be ineligible for a bridge piercing.


Just because you wear glasses doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a bridge piercing. As long as your piercer can find a location in your anatomy for your piercing to be placed without constantly touching your glasses, you’ll be golden. Be extra careful during the healing stages not to bump your piercing with your glasses and once the healing stage is complete, be ready to swap to small jewelry.