I'm not some body mod advocate or anything, i don't even have any tattoos or piercings, but getting annoyed because some character from a completely made up fantasy culture is wearing something that you feel like is "random, crap-looking" just because it's what "them darn kids are doin" (yea, im putting words in your mouth, just callin it like I see it, you're entitled to your opinion tho). Piercings have been a part of human culture longer than we've been building permanent shelter. Fantasy can be an amalgamation of any parts of real and made-up human culture and I thought the piercing were a nice touch on this particular warrior maiden. And it's not like she's wearing big, dangly hoop earrings and running a chain to her nose-ring/ear, which ~would~ be a bit silly choice for a character obviously ready for combat.
I guess I just don't like people changing the artist's intent for their own personal reasons and declaring it "look better". You can do whatever you want with the images since the whole point of these threads is to appropriate other peoples' work to inspire our own fantasy worlds. But statements like "If it looks like it fits that's fine but this looks like crap" sound just as bad as me declaring you a crotchety old man earlier.
...jesus, look at all those words I just wrote. I think I might actually be a body mod advocate after all :O