On Deviant art, there is a tag for gore/violence if I remember right, while the use of nsfw for gore confused me. To tell you the truth I still do not know what NSFW means, so if it has something to do with gore then make use of it.
I am sometimes on the fence about whether it should be tagged "nsfw" or not (on places such as Tumblr. On dA, I think it should have a Mature Filter, of course), simply because that tends to be used solely for sexual stuff. At the same time, it is probably not something you want on your screen at work! Thus, on the fence.
Aside from that, more the better. Personally wish I could draw it well myself.
The gore=sexual stuff thing seems odd to me. I've definitely noticed it on DA though. That's part of why I've never posted anything with a lot of gore. I posted a picture of someone getting a hair cut a while ago and got a ton of fetish traffic on it that I did not expect. Not everything needs to be sexual! I don't mind fetishes in general, but it's weirdly uncomfortable when something that isn't intended to be sexual is read that way. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of Happy Tree Friends style gore.
I 100% agree on the feeling of stuff not intended to be sexual being found sexual--but I must have mistyped, I meant that because the NSFW tag is usually solely associated with actual straight up porn and stuff, I am sometimes not sure if I should use it for gore (which is non-sexual). XD
i get pretty squicky about gore, like i can't even watch horror movies because they're so gross and with my anxiety i fixate on that shit and it won't leave my head no matter what i do to distract myself. but mild gore is fine, like blood and battle wounds. i draw and write that stuff after all. i just don't like too much haha xD
Interesting. I don't mind it/like it alright. I think for me it depends more on the style than the situation. This question came to my mind because I follow an account on instagram that is basically all gore, but the style is so cute it contrasts the gore perfectly and I absolutely love the account. But I also have a bit of a dark sense of humor so I'm probably not one to judge by