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Individual & Combination Facial Piercings

by amvalvo Posted 22nd Jul 2009 at 11:17 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2009 at 4:03 AM by amvalvo
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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: 143,962 · 22nd Jul 2009
135.4 KB 143,962 22nd Jul 2009
male piercings.rar

Size: 114.6 KB · Downloads: 138,435 · 22nd Jul 2009
114.6 KB 138,435 22nd Jul 2009
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Test Subject
#151 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 12:00 AM
Ooooo, thanks much!
Test Subject
#152 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 6:06 AM
Has anyone asked about just a single lip ring, not just the pair with the snakebite? >3> JUST asking~ Fabulous job, though! :D

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Test Subject
#153 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 2:30 AM
There not working for me
what do you have to do?
Test Subject
#154 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 1:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PIGGY32
There not working for me
what do you have to do?


Same to me.I cannot find the Piercings in the Create a Sims Modus.
Test Subject
#155 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caine001
Same to me.I cannot find the Piercings in the Create a Sims Modus.


hmmm open ur mods/packages file. If u see that the male or female piercings u downloaded r in a folder then do the following:
Open the folder where it says male or female piercings. Then highlight all the files in it,copy it and paste them to the mods/packages file. then cut the folder. that should work
Test Subject
#156 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 9:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Freddy
hmmm open ur mods/packages file. If u see that the male or female piercings u downloaded r in a folder then do the following:
Open the folder where it says male or female piercings. Then highlight all the files in it,copy it and paste them to the mods/packages file. then cut the folder. that should work


Thank you very much.That worked.
Test Subject
#157 Old 2nd Aug 2009 at 11:56 PM
THANK YOU, this was something I really missed having in my game!!
Test Subject
#158 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 10:21 PM
how come when i try to download the piercings, this page always comes up: http://chii.modthesims.info/getfile.php?file=965626
i AM signed in, checked the "remember me" box thing, and everything
Test Subject
#159 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 9:23 PM
thank youuuu i love it it's something new :D
Test Subject
#160 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 4:48 AM
i'm going to use this on my female sims, but, if possible, a bull ring add on for the septum would be fantastic.

Thanks a ton!

kitty.
Test Subject
#161 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 6:00 AM
Big huge thank you for these! I was just commenting about one of my Sims missing piercings.
Test Subject
#162 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 1:48 AM
Thanks! They look awesome! :]
Test Subject
#163 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 11:26 AM
thank youu :D
but i wish there were dahlia piercings and medusa <3
Test Subject
#164 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 3:07 PM
Hummm.............. Mine doesn't work =( I have them in the right folder and that but none of them see to work =(
Test Subject
#165 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 4:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Freddy
hmmm open ur mods/packages file. If u see that the male or female piercings u downloaded r in a folder then do the following:
Open the folder where it says male or female piercings. Then highlight all the files in it,copy it and paste them to the mods/packages file. then cut the folder. that should work




Mine aren't in a folder and still don't work they are in the mods/packages section but can't find them in game
Test Subject
#166 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 11:44 PM
Thanks! I was hoping to run into something like this.

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Lindsay Penn
ChasingTaboo.com
Test Subject
#167 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 12:32 PM
Thanks!
But It dont work on my Notebook PC
I do not know if it is, because I'm Norwegian and not English so well: P (word)
I hope some help

Thanks!

- Margie
Field Researcher
#168 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 3:57 PM
Used these in an upload of my Sim on my blog: The Rejected Thanks again! ;D
Test Subject
#169 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 1:25 PM
thanks so much! (:
Field Researcher
#170 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 2:50 AM
very nice
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Test Subject
#171 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 2:08 PM
thank you =)
Test Subject
#172 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 5:53 PM
These are so cool, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#173 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 4:38 PM
i wish there was a medusa piercing with it aswell
Test Subject
#174 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 10:24 AM
Thank you, thank you! Finally my rocker/goth/punk sims can have piercings ^^

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