This is the darker, kinkier side of the pin up world.
At the core, the image must be a Pin Up even if the style or theme is fetish or Gothic. While this gallery depicts slightly darker themes, the character is generally meant to be alluring and draw the audience in through the character's sex appeal. With a playful smile, or a devilish smile, or some other fitting expression the face has much to do with the heightened appeal of the character.
So what moves an image from a traditional Pin Up into this darker category?
Often the clothing of the model is a great place to start. Fetish models can often be seen wearing latex, leather, rubber and other clothing made of non standard materials. The clothing can be kinky and revealing. Here you'll see headgear, eye-patches, masks, corsets, platform knee-high laced boots, or heavy black trench coats for Gothic-wear, and so much more (you get the idea ) All the clothing items and pieces taken together should speak a darker theme of fetish or Gothic. Without going out too far on a limb, we could include here French Maid, Nurse, Police and Schoolgirl - but that would be on a case by case basis and still would have to comply with the overall 'feel' of a fetish image.
Another indicator are the props that are used: a leather crop, chains, paddle or even a whip, or other props like nipple piercings or other piercings, chains, crucifixes etc (often associated with Gothic wear). Other props can include furniture in your scene that is often associated with dungeons or some degree of incarceration.
(A word of caution here, our group is interested in tasteful fetish Pin Ups, not humiliation imagery. It's one thing to show a model in cuffs or chains that seems to be enjoying it or is turned on by some restraint, than it is to see someone that is being degraded, humiliated or tortured. Again, the idea is that the character is alluring - not suffering or fearful.)
Dark or Black colors are common in Gothic art, whether dark lipstick, black eye shadow, or black clothing, piercings and perhaps body art (tattoos). Even though black is definitely the color of choice with Gothic, it does not mean your image can not be filled with bright or even neon colors (pink white, red, blue etc), especially when your model is wearing latex.
Briefly on tattoos, Tattoo Art that expressly covers a majority of the model would be considered fetish in the context of this gallery.
What fetish is Not
"Fetish" in its broadest terms can refer to pretty much anything: pantyhose, red hats, cargo shorts, silk bed sheets. And that is decidedly not what this gallery is about. We're fairly specific when we refer to the darker side of Pin Up themes (see above).
By the Rules
At times there can be misunderstandings about the subject matter that is allowed in this group, please keep our guidelines in mind. This group is not looking for imagery of abuse, humiliation and/or sexual violence. Also models with grotesque proportions such as absolutely unbelievably huge breasts, hips or other parts are not the subject matter of this group. If your image depicts any of those it will always be declined! We also ask you to keep the DA TOS (Deviant Art Terms of Service) in mind, it prohibits straight up porn and the display of most adult toys and any kind of penetration. If you need more information on this, we encourage you to read the information at this link: help.deviantart.com/565/
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trickortreat_by_christophert . rot_iv_by_my_rho . maxine_paine_by_rgus . bound_by_spookeriffic