Bridge piercings originally became popular during the late 90's-early 00's, before dipping out of fashion as people began to favour more subtle piercing styles. However, it's safe to say that the bold and beautiful bridge piercing is back with a bang, and is fast becoming the go-to face piercing for those in the alternative communities. Bridges are traditionally performed with straight barbells, but in rare cases (where the wearer has a flat bridge and/or thin skin) may be better suited to a curved barbell.