It occurred to me today while walking around that body piercing here isn't just something kids and 20-somethings do. It's common to see women in their 40's with nose rings or men with earrings at any age. Of course, grown-ups, i.e., people my age, have been around it since we were kids, so perhaps that just makes sense. Still, you don't see it as much in the Midwest, which has always been a bit old-fashioned in that sense. As a piercing enthusiast, that's another +1 for the Pacific Northwest.