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How Important Is Being "Period Perfect" In The Pinup Community?

One thing I hear a lot about in the pin-up community is being "Period perfect" for those of you who don't know what that means. It means that you perfectly match the era that you are trying to recreate, From your hair to your nails.

Sometimes it is looked down upon to add a little modern twist to the traditional pin-up look. For instants, if there's a modern pin-up but with a few tattoos, it's not uncommon for some people to complain that it's not a "Period Perfect" look. And it's not if you just have tattoos you could have a different hair texture than what was socially acceptable in the era you're trying to recreate or have your nails painted any color but red, It can be any little change you make to the traditional look.

I've heard that some people get really offended If you don't perfectly match the traditional look of a Rockabilly or Pin-up girl  But sometimes it's the other way around, some people will scold you for not adding a modern twist to your vintage look. So you really can't win either way.

It really doesn't matter as long as you're having fun with it.