Disclaimer: All of the products were bought with my own money, and not provided for me. A lot of other bloggers have been doing piercing and jewellery reviews, but this is not connected with them at all.
For a long time I’ve wanted to try out Anatometal products. Anatometal is a a piercing jewellery brand that is a little more expensive but creates amazing quality pieces. I was on the look out for a titanium septum ring (though I ended up getting one at my piercer instead), so I took this as my one chance to try out the beloved brand from an online store that I’ve bought from before, Body Art Forms.
I ordered Anatometal’s Internally Threaded Titanium Circular Barbell with the autoclave service. When you spend over a certain amount you get free bits and pieces. I added a steel labret with external threading. Free with every order you can get up to five free gauge cards (which I needed so bad) and a free sticker.
|Damn you camera and your blue creating shenanigans.|
This was my first time buying something that was internally threaded (if you don’t know what internet and external threading is check here) and, along with captive bead rings, it will be my last. I much prefer external threading, as I can feel my way. With internal threading I can never see past my nails!
The size is a bit wrong but that’s entirely my fault. I initially bought this new ring to downsize from the far-too-large ring that I was given to allow for swelling when I initially had the piercing done. That was over five years ago. Though I found the perfect diameter, at the time I didn’t have a gauge card and under estimated in gauge, buying a sixteen instead of a fourteen. The only problem is that I’ll have to drink carefully with it!
In terms of quality it is as perfect as I had imagined. The balls feel strange but I’m sure I’ll get used to that.
I’ve received the exact labret before in an earlier order, the difference is the earlier was far too small, and with the cheaper edges cut into the inner flesh of my mouth. This is a size up and much better. Since it’s steel and not titanium I won’t wear it for long periods of time, as I’ve been having problems with other metals. Again, the gauge is a size too small.
The first order I placed I did not use the autoclaving service. For those of you not sure what autoclaving is, an autoclave is a professional machine that goes to very high temperatures in order to clean metals of harmful bacteria. Any good piercer should have one.
Anyway! There was a notable difference in the cleanliness of the materials. The labret is my second of the same type (both were freebies) was the difference piece. On the note of Autoclaving is the packaging, which was in a sterilization pouch instead of the resealable baggies of last time. I really do wish they still included them because all of mine are filled with my old, unautoclaved nose studs.
|The old captive ring (minus bead) vs new circular barbell|
Shipping wasn’t terrible. It took three weeks to get to me in Australia from America (and I noticed it had to go through customs which I’m not used to). I’m not really complaining too much because I’m used to longer shipping times. But I payed twenty-five dollars for global priority shipping (which was the mid option between express and regular) and I really regret wasting so much money.
Have you guys tried Anatometal? And where do you store your piercing jewellery?