SABJ001 From the Silver Anchor


Location: Crystal Springs, Florida.
Year: Approximately 1988.
A selection of Silver Anchor Body Jewelry fresh from the buffing station.
Items include tapered insertion pins, captive ball rings, barbells, screw on ball rings, stainless steel shackles and guiche weights.

Shawn Porter has spent the majority of his life in the modification world. As a body modification archivist and documentarian, he has one of the most extensive collections of documents relating to the early American body modification community outside of academia. He edited the SPC website from 1995 to 2005, co-founded ModCon, was the host of ModCons 3.5 and 4, and created and hosted The Scarwars Project from 2004-2007. In 2011 Shawn launched Occult Vibrations, a blog devoted to traditional American tattoos with a focus on the occult and esoteric. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Julia and their creepy pets Mr. Bailey Papers and L. RonBenet Ramsey.


  1. So beautiful! I wish I would have had the sense to buy everything back in the day and hoard it like a miser!!! I possess no Silver Anchor in my collection alas. I do have catalogs but no jewelry 🙁

  2. Forgive my ignorance, but being that I never ordered from Silver Anchor were the shackles they sold simply Sailing shackles re polished or did they produce them from scratch? Thanks!!

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