what do you think would happen if a human who was into the alternative, body-mod scene? or someone with ear piercings? like, say this human is turned, but he/she had piercings and tattoos. the tattoos would disappear because the transformation makes the skin flawless, but would the piercings remain or be pushed out of the body?
I’m pretty convinced that piercings would be pushed out of the body. Perhaps, if a creator were super-dedicated, they could either try and hold the piercings in place or ’re-open’ the piercing and seal the edges with their own venom to make it scar rather than heal perfectly. Most creators don’t bother with this, though. It’s a combination of not caring that much and being aware that the newbie vampire might not even be into body mods within a few months.
I’ve always found this a little sad. A human devotes a significant amount of time and effort to looking a certain way, and venom’s like… “Nah. Let’s erase all of that.” It’d be really neat to meet a vampire who preferred his or her human appearance, because the view of transformation we get in Twilight is so overwhelmingly positive.