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nightislandofficial:

lots of revelations in Blood Communion. (click-thru for better res.)

dindinwoart:

2007. Midnight. Somewhere down in the subway. Louis is having Vampireissues. Again. Lestat is just fabulous.

Would vampires have body hair? Like would their bodies go back to whatever natural form they have or would it stay the way it is trimmed when they were changed.

IDK about other kinds, but Ricean vampires would have face, head, and body hair at the length and placement it was when they died (the texture and color of the hair does change slightly, and hair dyes would not remain permanent). 

Jesse mentions being groomed before she’s turned. So those stray eyebrow hairs wouldn’t keep growing back for eternity.

There would be a nightly choice of shaving the face or not, if one had a beard when they were turned, and it would only grow back to the length it was the night they died. Which is partly why we never see movie!Louis trimming his sideburns, they won’t get longer. He could shave them off but they’d grow back. 

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[X] ^Lookit this bearded cutie trying on his fangs awwww… ❤

Lestat doesn’t mention having or being able to grow a beard. 

I answered this a little more in depth here.

The thought “if I was ever to be turned into a vampire it better be after I pluck, shave and get a nice haircut” troubles me more than I am willing to admit. Am I the only one?

You don’t have to get groomed before you’re turned, AR doesn’t always specify if ppl do. I doubt Frida Kahlo would have! To pluck or not, to cut one’s hair or not, depends partly on the culture you’re from and what you personally consider beautiful.

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[^Frida Kahlo by Fabrian Ciraolo check out his stuff he is so cool!]

Me, I’d LOVE to never have to bother with it again, but I’d probably let it be somewhat natural under the brow, like Brooke Shields had in the 80′s, so that I’d have that option if I wanted it, bc I am a child of the ‘80′s and this is still beautiful to me:

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It’s part of the package. The women who were turned before shaving one’s legs was expected (presumably it was a sneaky way to sell more razors :P) probably have natural legs. Louis doesn’t mention shaving his face before he was turned, we don’t know if Lestat has scruff.

“I could hear Lestat in his room, the sound of water splashing from his pitcher. The faint smell of his cologne came and went like the sound of music from the cafe two doors down from us.” – IWTV

^Is he shaving? Is he brushing his fangs? Maybe he does have some scruff! He didn’t mention being freshly shaven before Magnus turns him.

It definitely creeped Jesse out in QOTD, but partly bc she didn’t really know what was going on did they shave her legs, too?:

“…Was this a funeral parlor?

It came again, the fear that she was dead, locked in the flesh yet disconnected. She
heard a curious sound; what was it? A scissors cutting. It was trimming the edges of
her hair; the feel of it traveled to her scalp. She felt it even in her intestines. 

A tiny vagrant hair was plucked suddenly from her face; one of those annoying hairs,
quite out of place, which women so hate. She was being groomed for the coffin,
wasn’t she? Who else would take such care, lifting her hand now, and inspecting her
fingernails so carefully.”

Louis doesn’t have scruff! he had time to shave beforehand! Lestat does though, he shaves every morning even if his is barely visible. Here’s a question though, what about the women? cus shaving body hair is a relatively new thing, do the women bother at all with it? (I mean, Gabrielle doesn’t, obviously, but what about the others?)

I wonder whether Lestat has scruff

“I could hear Lestat in his room, the sound of water splashing from his pitcher. The faint smell of his cologne came and went like the sound of music from the cafe two doors down from us.” – IWTV

Is he shaving? Is he brushing his fangs? Maybe he does have some scruff. He didn’t mention being freshly shaven before Magnus turns him.

ANYWAY….

The women… I dunno! It’s never mentioned! I’ll open it up to everyone. What do y’all think?

I assume lestat was all “make yourself look the way you’d want to for eternity!” Like he crouched everything in this over dramatic language and hoped louis would “read between the lines”

Unlike some other male vampires who didn’t have a choice or otherwise weren’t manscaped pre-Dark Gift, I think Lestat did convey to Louis to get himself all cleaned up, bc he planned to be smooching on that face for eternity ❤

Ok so like, howwwwww …. does your vampire body know to grow your hair back, and to the same length. Like, you talk about vamps cutting their hair and then it grows back, which, ok, whatever, but then how does your body know when to STOP growing it. Like, uh oh, better add a few more inches for Claudia, but Armand only had a bob when he died, can’t go over that. How would it know?

merciful-death:

I stopped questioning these things many years ago.  I have no idea why it is that way.  It simply is.

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pic of Santiago non-con petting Louis’ hair bc of reasons


I think the vampiric parasite (Amel) analyzes the blueprint of the host’s body when it’s installed and it then immediately uninstalls the features it doesn’t need (e.g. internal reproductive organs). It then starts converting all the organic matter of the host body into its own substance to “perfect it” into the pure supernatural killing machine that it wants to be. 

In that sense, that initial blueprint probably indicates length of hair, beard growth, muscle shape and position, etc., at time of death, and those are elements that the vampiric parasite program respects and wants to maintain as it continues to “update” its host body. It could be detrimental if a vampire shaved its head and then was stuck like that for eternity. The external appearance of the host body will affect its ability to hunt, and thus, preserve itself. It’s in the parasite’s interest for the host to continue to survive so that it can, too.

However, if the vampire had shaved as a mortal before turning, then that would be maintained.

BTW, about nails:

The nail growth part of vampire mythology seems to stem from how corpses tended to shrivel from dessication in their coffins after death, hence, making it appear that their fingernails had grown longer. Although I think hair does continue to grow for a short while after death? I’m not sure.