- Joined Oct 3, 2010
My neighbor greeted me yesterday wearing no shirt, and I noticed he has nipple rings. It is possible he is only in his 60's and had a hard life, but I'm pretty sure he is 70+ years old. In my perception of the world and western culture, nipple rings weren't really "a thing" until the 90's. Am I wrong? Maybe he is hippie holdover; did hippies do nipple rings? I never associated hippies with nipple rings. Many cultural trends start off with some significance which is lost after appropriation by the masses; could this be something like that? Was there some meaning behind the nipple piercing before it became fashionable and it still has that meaning to him? Or is this just some bizarre late-life crisis thing?