by Derek Lowe
This past weekend I went to Santa Cruz, CA to spend some time with my friends at Anatometal, Inc. If you’ve ever been pierced at Saint Sabrina’s, there is about a 98% chance you were pierced with Anatometal jewelry. When it comes to steel and titanium jewelry, they simply make the best jewelry available.
Even though my trip was a social occasion, I spent a bit of time at their facility. While there, I wandered in to the bathroom and (re) discovered this stunning photograph I had forgotten about:
If you’ve never seen stretched nostrils before, or you’ve never seen them stretched to this extent, it can be a bit of a shock to the system. Add to that the age of the person in the photograph, and you have a sight that very few people in our culture can easily wrap their heads around.
Regardless of whether you find this aesthetic attractive or not, there is no denying the striking and powerful nature of the image.
Whatever the cultural or societal motivation behind the stretching, I think the commitment and perseverance required to accomplish such a thing is to be admired. I wanted to share it with our customers as well as others who have never had the opportunity to see it before.