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Individual & Combination Facial Piercings

by amvalvo Posted 22nd Jul 2009 at 10:17 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2009 at 3:03 AM by amvalvo
226 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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I'm surprised no one has made these already, but I really wanted some facial piercings for my sims so I went ahead and made some myself. At the moment, I don't believe there is a way to layer makeup, so I created both each piercing as it's own mask, and also a few combinations for variety. These are found under costume makeup, and they are recolorable so you can have tinted metals. However, since they are made from a costume makeup, you cannot apply patterns to these. They are made to look like metal, so unless you make them black, they are going to always have that metallic look.

Piercings include for both male and female:
  • septum
  • bridge
  • snakebites
  • monroe
  • lower lip
  • snakebites, bridge, & industrial
  • snakebites & septum
  • snakebites & lower lip
  • bridge & septum
  • all piercings
  • all piercings except for monroe

I know people are going to make better ones, but these are just to hold me (and you) over until they do :]

Some Issues_______________________
Because they are fitted to the face, if your sim has extreme features, the piercings may stretch and become distorted. This is most noticeable for the bridge piercing on males and females and also for the septum piercing on females. The female piercings are distorted much more easily than the male ones for some reason, I guess female sims have more distinct faces. Also, the industrial piercing on females looks a little squiggly. I tried my hardest to make it straight, but it always ended up distorted. The industrial looks fine for males though.

There seems to be an issue where when your sim showers, the piercings revert to one of the standard maxis costume makeups, even when the category "naked" is activated. This seems to be an issue with a few other downloads on this site and I dont know if there's much I can do about it at the moment.

These work for all outfits, teen through elder.

Notes_____________________________
The black lobe piercing you see on the male model is not part of the set -- it is a maxis accessory item and you all already have it.
To clarify, the septum piercing is noted as "nose" in the file names.

Model credits_______________________
Models are my own. They are seen wearing Aikea Guinea's replacement skins and my custom replacement eyes.

Additional Credits:
Big thanks to Delphy for his CAS Texture Unitool

Accessory Type:
      Misc
Age:
      Teen
      Young Adult
      Adult
      Elder
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable
Gender:
      Male
      Female

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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female piercings.rar

Size: 135.4 KB · Downloads: 144,444 · 22nd Jul 2009
135.4 KB 144,444 22nd Jul 2009
male piercings.rar

Size: 114.6 KB · Downloads: 138,866 · 22nd Jul 2009
114.6 KB 138,866 22nd Jul 2009
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Forum Resident
#101 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 6:41 PM
amvalvo is credit to team! I love this, nice work!
Instructor
#102 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 6:48 PM
Yayayayayayay! [: Thank you so much for these! ^_^
Test Subject
#103 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 6:54 PM
Woooow, finally! Thank you so much.
I suggest maybe some angelbites and snakebites? Angelbites are two monroes (one left, one right. ) and snakebites are two studs next to each other at the left or right side from the underlip if you know what i mean? :D
Test Subject
#104 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 7:06 PM
thanks for the piercings!!! I'm soooo happy now~
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 7:32 PM
they arent workin for me either,poo.
definately in the correct folder
Test Subject
#106 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 7:33 PM
Dude this is so awesome! Thank you! Make some eyebrow piercings when you get a chance. XD
Test Subject
#107 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 7:41 PM
I put it in the correct folder but there is nothing about piercings...
Help ?
Test Subject
#108 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 8:35 PM
coool what a great idea!!!
Test Subject
#109 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 8:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amvalvo
Juushika Redgrave - hmm, odd, I used the purple squiggly makeup as a base for these. I'm pretty sure I checked off the naked and all categories when making these, but I''ll go back and see if I can make it stop doing that today.

dominique.x - are they just not showing up under costume makeup? Sometimes (for me at least) the thumbnail for newly imported content is blank but clicking it still makes the content show up.. Did you check in your packages folder to make sure they installed in there?

whyisitnotvalid2 - I might have to do two sets for all this stuff, haha! But those are like a lot of requests so you'll definitely get the lip ring and I'll try for the other stuff :]


thankyou very much! :D
Test Subject
#110 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 8:49 PM
FINALLY!!!! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#111 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 9:47 PM
uzi666 and Mr. X - you guys checked under cosutme makeup, right? They aren't accessories in case that's where you're looking
Test Subject
#112 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 10:34 PM
Yay! I loooove facial piercings. I made a self sim of myself and it wasn't really complete without the piercings. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#113 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 10:34 PM
I think I can finally make a clean break with sims 2 because of these. THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#114 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 11:21 PM
Thank you, dude, this is just what I'm expecting for. Could you do an eyebrown piercing?
Test Subject
#115 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 11:44 PM
arrrg, i wanted this and it never showed up in game, but ill get it workin
o and, what no eybrow piercings, thats the coolest pierciing, for men at least
Lab Assistant
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This message has been deleted by Nintai. Reason: Mistake, already posted thanks.
Test Subject
#116 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 12:55 AM
i think i love you a little bit lol!

This riddle of revenge please understand it has to be this way
Test Subject
#117 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 1:13 AM
These are fantastic! Thank you!
Test Subject
#118 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 1:52 AM
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

I've been waiting for some piercings for my simmies!

Quote:
If I can think of a few more piercings to make I'll make a nostril piercing and upload another set


Now if you could figure out how to make a mesh to make plugs I'll be your BFF
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#119 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 2:13 AM
Fildot - haha, too bad I have absolutely no clue how to mesh :P
Test Subject
#120 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 2:27 AM
You are AMAZING! This great! WOo!
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 2:50 AM
Hey I have been using your piercings.
They are based off the unicorn face mask make up
When sims shower/bathe/get naked...
the piercings disappear and the unicorn make up shows up..
just so you know ^^
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#122 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 3:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KateZ
Hey I have been using your piercings.
They are based off the unicorn face mask make up
When sims shower/bathe/get naked...
the piercings disappear and the unicorn make up shows up..
just so you know ^^


yeah, that's going to be a problem. I've looked into fixing it but even when I have the "naked" category turned on, it still does that. Thanks for letting me know though :]
Test Subject
#123 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 4:21 AM
Oh my God thanks you're amazing.
And yeah, I would love to see more uploaded like eyebrow piercings and more ear piercings. And do you think you could make vampire bite piercings?
Top Secret Researcher
#124 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 6:13 AM
-Dies-

Oh my gosh! FINALLY! Thank you so much for this <3
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