I can’t be the be only one with cringe like reactions about this kinda thing, right, @mayalaen?
#reading fanfic #tattoos
#if you ask nicely I’ll name the fic making me cringe
Yes! I know a lot of people don’t know how to take care of tattoos, but it’s extremely easy to research. There are TONS of different methods, but there are a few common things that are included in each method and when I see writers who didn’t even bother even though they’ve decided to write about tattoos, I cringe because I worry about my own fic and if I’ve researched what I wrote about enough – makes me wonder what I’ve fucked up 😀
The thing I see most often is actually with piercing though. In fic I almost always read where a brand new piercing is licked/sucked/pulled on. If you’re in a BDSM setting and you plan on removing the piercing, sure, do whatever you want with it (while remaining safe, sane, and consensual, of course), but if it’s a piercing to keep, just no. No.
And fics that describe a piercing done at home with the proper needles, yet they use peroxide and don’t bother with gloves or aftercare, yeah, that throws me right out of a fic. Why care about proper needles? I pierced my second holes on my earlobes with earrings – just shoved them through when I was in my 20s because I wanted second piercings but didn’t wanna pay for them. My mom and aunt both pierced their ears as kids with nails and a potato behind their ear. But to make it out like you’re doing this all safe and professionally and the only thing you have is a sterilized needle? Hehe!
I totally ranted on that one. Oops 😛
And you should probably PM me the fic. Ya know, for research purposes 😀