Old School

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:

Large, stretched nostrils

Large, stretched nostrils

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.

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About Derek Lowe

Derek is the (very sometimes) senior piercer and General Manager at Saint Sabrina's. He has been piercing for over 19 years, with the past 13 years spent at Saint Sabrina's. Derek is a current member of the Association of Professional Piercers and is former member of the Board of Directors of the organization. In addition, he has been an instructor at the APP annual conference for the past 10 years.

4 thoughts on “Old School

  1. Thanks for sharing! Very well spoken and I love that you used the phrase “Perseverance required to accomplish” as that is something I think as well.

    Hope the weather in CA was better than here!

  2. I love the Triple Forward Helix piercing. I live in Minnesota, could you give me a refutable place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to get this done?

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