Unless of course, you only model for fun, and to help out student/new photographers, and so you can be a part of an awesome image- not an ad campaign. You'd be hard-pressed to find either of my tattoos in my NUDES, let alone my clothed images.
Okay, thats my special case. I agree that if fashion modeling is your carrer choice- be a blank canvas. Take care of your skin so you dont have acne/poxmarks or anything hardcore that needs to be edited- NO tattoos or holes, dont dye or cut your hair and dont pluck/wax your eyebrows yourself. You will have other people to do it for you because you will be their property. Or you will be fired [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I see what transformations can be made with time and effort... But honestly- its worth more to go to the gym three days a week than to have someone tweak your waist to look smaller. Its better to wash your face, moisturize, and sunblock instead of having someone digitally edit your skintone. *sigh* I guess thats my rant.