Well, I don't mind those things on a stock photo! I could edit it. Personally I don't really like face-piercings and sometimes it's hard to look at someone and forget about the piercing, because such details can really change a face. But it's okay for me.
I wonder this a lot myself.... I couldnt vote on this... because i dont know. Mine is only a stud and not too noticeable so i suppose its quite easy to edit out... and for some stock characters i reckon it kind of adds something. But then i wonder if i do something like 'medieval stock' etc then should i really take it out? Personally id rather not, because mine's a pain to get back in after, my mouth heals at a ridiculous rate! >8(
uh, it hurts to get them off or on again? That sounds awful °..° huh, then you shouldn't take it off for stock photos. Don't hurt yourself because of stock photos! °..° *shiver* really scary. (no, I am serious- I don'T have any piercings and they frighten me! I never heard before about pain and bleeding when someone tries to get them on or off again!)
Ha, mines like x-men healing. Ive lost the ball on it so its just the stud at the moment.. and it fell out while i was eating a mango before, ten minutes later, and i had to break skin and bleed to get it back in