Quick hickey cures/fixes?

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Over anxious gal took her toll on my neck with a few small nickel-sized hickeys... how do i get rid of them quickly...

Thanks!

one of the the flying o brothers, Saturday, 21 September 2002 20:03 (seventeen years ago) link

dont

anthony easton (anthony), Saturday, 21 September 2002 20:14 (seventeen years ago) link

you don't.

tell people you've contracted leoprsy. it's fun.

mike (ro)bott, Saturday, 21 September 2002 21:10 (seventeen years ago) link

their bruises (?), so they just have to heal of their own accord. Start wearing a cravat as new fashion statement.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 21 September 2002 21:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Pola neck sweater or dandy neckerchief.

kinski (kinski), Sunday, 22 September 2002 12:47 (seventeen years ago) link

makeup

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Sunday, 22 September 2002 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Arnica cream, homeopathic remedy, seriously it works.

Saskia, Sunday, 22 September 2002 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
Freeze a spoon and suction it to the hickey... when you remove the spoon after a couple of minutes it'll be gone

Erin, Sunday, 30 March 2003 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Freeze a spoon and suction it to the hickey... when you remove the spoon after a couple of minutes it'll be gone.

Erin, Sunday, 30 March 2003 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Just don't wear any pants or trousers when you go out. No one will be looking at your neck.

Skottie, Sunday, 30 March 2003 16:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Decapitation might help.

Chris P (Chris P), Sunday, 30 March 2003 19:16 (seventeen years ago) link

someone once suggested toothpaste to me. rub it in, y'know?

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Sunday, 30 March 2003 19:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Get someone to do it to your entire face, then when people stare scream "DON'T DEFINE ME!" at them.

Matt (Matt), Sunday, 30 March 2003 23:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Just buy some freaking base. I mean, yes, guys are all queamish about makeup, whatever, but if you buy the same color as your skin no one will notice and then you're fine. I mean, come on, this seems pretty obvious to me. Otherwise, grow a ZZ Top beard. Failing that, turtlenecks.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 31 March 2003 01:46 (seventeen years ago) link

What, a guy is supposed to learn how to use "base" effectively in one day? Won't it end up looking amateurish and slapdash and really obvious?

I still say decapitation is the best way out. But make sure to cut low to include the neck.

Chris P (Chris P), Monday, 31 March 2003 03:26 (seventeen years ago) link

I am v. curious about the frozen spoon technique Erin suggested.

Do you think it is legitimate to ask someone if they will give you a hickey in order to try out this frozen spoon method? Or will it seem like a lame come-on? (which it is not, I assure you)

f (felicity), Monday, 31 March 2003 03:35 (seventeen years ago) link

No, technology today has made base very easy to use and effective. I don't personally use much of it myself, just to cover the odd pimple but it's very simple. You can even buy the stuff in the cream format, that's even easier because it comes with a sponge and it's in a little tin, so you just press the sponge into it and then dab on the cream and blend it. Very easy, I volunteer to give lessons to every man in the NYC crew, I briefly did makeup for theatre!

Of course there's the question of how to explain it when the hickey-making girl comes over.

felicity, I'd offer to do it as a test but I think we'd have to sell tickets. You could try it out on your arm. I don't think it'll work though, how will you explain that at work?

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 31 March 2003 03:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Scarves

And yes, let's sell tickets.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 31 March 2003 03:44 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
A friend got a hickey while her husband was on a business trip. She took her curling iron and purposely burned herself right on top of the hickey....her husband still doesn't know what I did to her......I mean, what happened to her.

Robin-David Buckhouse, Saturday, 6 August 2005 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

When my son was a baby he had a bathtub toy that stuck to the edge of the tub with a suction cup. I was fooling around with it—sticking it to my forehead—and gave myself a perfect round hickey caste-mark. So you could superimpose a geometric suction-cup hickey over the organically-shaped one and tell people that you got it playing in the bath.

Beth Parker, Saturday, 6 August 2005 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

REVIVE! Hickeys rule.

moley, Monday, 28 May 2007 11:47 (twelve years ago) link

What, a guy is supposed to learn how to use "base" effectively in one day?

Dude, how hard do you think it is? You put some of that shit on and rub it in. I mean, shit man, you don't have to be a master painter to know how to do it.

I hope that hickey is gone by now.

nathalie, Monday, 28 May 2007 12:30 (twelve years ago) link

When my son was a baby he had a bathtub toy that stuck to the edge of the tub with a suction cup. I was fooling around with it—sticking it to my forehead—and gave myself a perfect round hickey caste-mark. So you could superimpose a geometric suction-cup hickey over the organically-shaped one and tell people that you got it playing in the bath.

i totally did something like this. i was 17, and working at a branch of WH Smiths, and supposedly meeting my girlfriend who was university in oxford later that night, and kind of excited about it and talking about it with friends at work. only we broke up that nigh5t before i even left for oxford. anyways, a couple of nights later i was watching tv in the kitchen feeling miserable, and i started goofing around with one of those pneumatic wine fresheners that suck all the air out of an open bottle of wine, so it wouldn't spoil. i was attatching it to my arms, my hand... i even attatched it to my neck. and it wouldn't come off. and when it finally did, it left a massive hickey on my neck. so when i went into work next, with the hickey still angry on my neck, all my workmates congratulated me on what had obviously been a weekend of passion. and i had to inform them that we'd split up, and i'd administered said hickey to myself with a wine freshener.

stevie, Monday, 28 May 2007 12:42 (twelve years ago) link

ya but toothpaste works anyways

darraghmac, Monday, 28 May 2007 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

i love that story stevie, even if it was kinda sad.

the next grozart, Monday, 28 May 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

there are so many such moments in my life where i'm not sure my life hasn't been scripted by some lame sitcom hack.

stevie, Monday, 28 May 2007 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

The forehead plunger hickey might be kind of inconspicuous on Ash Wednesday.

Abbott, Monday, 28 May 2007 22:16 (twelve years ago) link


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