Summary of Revision made on 1/17/2022
We have add to the list of content that is considered Mature Content (allowed) & clarified that:
-Fetishism or Fetishistic Focused art: Art that is has an intense focus on an inanimate object, clothing or from a very specific focus on a non-genital body part for gratification. (i.e inflation, feet, leather, etc) This is considered mature content and does not always have to have a sexual connotation with it. It should be tagged as NSFW with content warnings as advised below.
InkBlot Content Guidelines
We are committed to providing a platform that can allow artists and art lovers of all ages, the freedom of creativity and discovery. While doing this we want to give users the ability to curate their experience so that they are in control of the content and social groups that they encounter.
With our content and word filter, we want to put our users in control for a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience on our platform. Please learn more about our Content filters as we develop it further.
Also please see our Coypright FAQ
Tagging your work
We allow for all works regardless of their nature or subject to be tagged with content warnings. This will help with those that filter out certain terms. We encourage users to use this to help the community as a whole.
Tagging does not equate to using hashtags. Content warnings are separate and help with behind the scenes logic. Hashtags are for social and discoverability purposes!
Note: Marking your work Mature does not mean that it can contain prohibited content.
InkBlot allows mature content using our content filter. This is of the utmost importance to use if you intend to post NSFW works. We believe that it is the responsibility of the artist/creator to ensure that their work is reached by the correct audience even in the smallest of ways as simple as putting on a filter or using content warnings and looking out for clues that could imply that a user is evading the measures put in place for legalities and moral reasons.
Please check our Account Types page for more information.
Artists that create mature content are encouraged to do more than the bare minimum to protect their community regardless of age or association.
Mature content includes but is not limited to:
- Explicit Nudity:
Media with exposure of genitalia, breasts, and buttocks for the pure purpose of sexual stimulation.
Note: Artistic Nudity is not mature content as long as it does not have a suggestive or sexual theme.
- Gore or Violence:
Graphic depictions of violence; including but not limited to: verbal, emotional and physical abuse.
- Self harm and suicide including eating disorders:
InkBlot encourages healthy discussion of these topics that does NOT encourage, glorify or romanticize these topics.
- Fetishism or Fetishistic Focused art: Art that is has an intense focus an inanimate object, clothing or from a very specific focus on a non-genital body part for gratification. (i.e inflation, feet, leather, etc) This is just considered mature content and does not always have to have a sexual connotation with it.
Please use our content filter and content warnings to meet and follow our guidelines.
What We Remove
This is not a complete list, and InkBlot reserves the right to remove any content that we find inappropriate or in violation of our content guidelines. Any content that could put our community at risk will be removed. We have the right to close any account or remove content without notice please review our Terms of Service.
Sexual Content that:
- Violates Age of consent:
Under Arizona State law the age of consent is 18 and therefore any suggestive or adult content must have subjects that are 18 years or older.
- Has Sexual Violence or Glorification of it
- Depicts or suggests Illegal Acts:
Including but not limited to pedophilia, beastiality, feral porn, or necrophilia, or incest will be removed.
The promotion of hatred on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, or sexual orientation, or content that is intended to bully, threaten, or harass others, is also strictly prohibited.
Any media that depicts violence to create unhealthy reaction will be removed.
Any content that is promoting services or outside entities that are not in relation with InkBlot's goals to uplift it's creators and community will be removed.
Content that is under review will be marked, archived, and an email will be sent to the artist/creator to make them aware. Suspension or termination of a user's account can be done without notice. We are devoted to keeping our community safe.