Facial piercings encompass all piercings on the face that do not go through the mouth in any way. This includes all nostril piercings, eyebrow piercings, and bridge piercings.
Surface piercings can be on the face, but there is a lot of additional information so they have been categorized separately for ease. Click here to read all about surface piercings.
Bridge - A bridge piercing is pierced through the tissue where the end of the nose meets the end of the orbital bones. These piercings are typically done with a straight barbell, and are anatomy-dependant on the amount of tissue in that region and how prominent the bone is.
Eyebrow - Eyebrow piercings are surface piercings done on the shelf of the eyebrow ridge, using a curved barbell. These piercings are very anatomy specific, and are prone to rejection. We minimize this risk by only piercing clients with suitable anatomy, and by using high quality jewelry that is bio-compatible, but they are still a higher rejection risk than other piercings on the face.
Forward Facing Nostril - Commonly called "mantis" piercings, these are piercings (usually paired) on the front tip of the nose. This is an advanced nostril piercing and not recommended for a first nostril piercing.
High Nostril - This is a variation on the classic nostril piercing that is done higher up in on the nostril. This tissue is usually thicker and more difficult to access, so this piercing is a more difficult heal than a traditional nostril. Due to the location of the piercing, we recommend a piercer changes the jewelry for the entire life of the piercing.
Nostril - A nostril piercing is done on the side of the nose, through the outside cartilage of the nostril. There are many variations on this piercing, including high nostrils, low nostrils, and forward nostrils, although the classic nostril piercing is usually in the approximate centre of the nostril.
Septum - A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through the middle of your nose, between the nostrils. Septum piercings are done with rings and are generally an easy heal as the tissue they pass through is quite thin.