14 gauge steel taper
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
BRIDGE / NIEBUHR / ERL / NASION
This piercing is made through the tissue over the bridge of the nose. This piercing can be both difficult to both perform and heal and has a high incidence of migration and rejection. This piercing must not be made too deep to avoid piercing the blood vessels and nerves that are found on either side of the bridge. The piercing is usually 3/8» to 9/16» wide.
An infection of a bridge piercing should be treated very seriously because of the close proximity of the sinuses. For this reason, some piercers do not perform this piercing.
Initial jewelry: Barbell studs or curved barbells in 14 - 12 gauge, ½» to 5/8» in length; barbells should be 1/16» to 1/8» to allow for proper cleaning.
Rings and Barbells
Studs & Screws
Retainers & Expanders