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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
226 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks 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: 143,971 · 22nd Jul 2009
135.4 KB 143,971 22nd Jul 2009
male piercings.rar

Size: 114.6 KB · Downloads: 138,445 · 22nd Jul 2009
114.6 KB 138,445 22nd Jul 2009
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Test Subject
#176 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 9:08 AM
nice , i use on my male sim o/
Test Subject
#177 Old 9th Sep 2009 at 6:44 PM
Hi could you do belly button piercing too??
Thanks xxx
Test Subject
#178 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 3:05 PM
Thanks! This is awesome! Luv the septum & snakebites.
Test Subject
#179 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 3:33 PM
Awesome! =)
but i wish there was a septum/ with medusa piercing.
Test Subject
#180 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 8:22 AM
you can do dimple piercings
Test Subject
#181 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 9:28 PM
Piercings, finally *___*
Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#182 Old 21st Nov 2009 at 9:26 PM
I love these!!
Test Subject
#183 Old 22nd Nov 2009 at 3:05 AM
Thank you sooo Much! <:D
I've been looking everywhere for that Kind of Nose piercing, Just pretty happy to have found it. :>
Test Subject
#184 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 10:15 PM
I love this, thanks. But I was wondering why you didn't include angelbites? Those would be nice...
Test Subject
#185 Old 4th Jan 2010 at 9:41 AM
Great Job done
Thank you!

But one question?
Will you make, or rewording, is it possible to do like Flesh Tunnels in Sims 3?
Would be cool
Test Subject
#186 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 1:34 PM
Ehm... I Don't know why, but they do not work.
I copied the .package - Datas into the Sims 3->Mods->Packages, and actually they should work, but I cannot find them in "Create - A - Sim".... do you have an Idea why that is?
Test Subject
#187 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 7:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xNissanx
Ehm... I Don't know why, but they do not work.
I copied the .package - Datas into the Sims 3->Mods->Packages, and actually they should work, but I cannot find them in "Create - A - Sim".... do you have an Idea why that is?

Go here, as I don't feel like typing all this out.

Would you be able to make left and right side lip rings separately? As well as making a lone lip ring right in the middle, I suppose.

Thanks, I can't wait to use these!
Test Subject
#188 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 4:33 AM
These won't work on Mac. Can someone make them for mac?
Test Subject
#189 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 3:05 AM
A.. a septum ring! Oh happy day!!! Ty so much!
Test Subject
#190 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 7:02 AM
these are great, but i'd like to make a request.
many people who have snakebites wear just studs, and not the rings.
could you make this alternative? basically, 2 studs for the left and right of the bottom lip. i would really appreciate it!
Test Subject
#191 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 5:12 AM
Amazing.
Test Subject
#192 Old 10th Jun 2010 at 8:15 PM
thank you so much.. been searching this like crazy!
Test Subject
#193 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 10:29 AM
These are really awesome, I just have one thing to ask. Is it possible for in your next set.. you make angel bites? Thats a monroe on both sides. I have angel bites and my sim doesn't look much like me with just one monroe. Thank you so much for this download and please and thank you if you deside to make angel bites. :3
Test Subject
#194 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 7:50 AM
Great job!
I shall be using these.
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#195 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 6:32 PM
You should make dimple piercings.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#196 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 7:12 PM
Thank you! I needed male piercings so so bad!
Test Subject
#197 Old 1st Apr 2011 at 6:19 PM
umm... is anyone else having a problem with the piercings turning into the tiger facepaint when the sim is nude? hahaha it's so creepy. i always have a tigerfaced sim sitting in the bathtub.
Test Subject
#198 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 12:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bauhaus
umm... is anyone else having a problem with the piercings turning into the tiger facepaint when the sim is nude? hahaha it's so creepy. i always have a tigerfaced sim sitting in the bathtub.


Yea it's only normal ! Creators haven't figured out how to keep the piercings on nude sims, kind of like some hairstyles! But yes I do agree, the tiger face paint is rather creepy

BTW, love these <3

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Test Subject
#199 Old 10th Dec 2011 at 9:46 PM
Hello everybody!

I have a problem: The Piercings aren't in my game :O I dont know what I did wrong.... I put the .package files in the package-Folder in Mods, just like always, but it dont work.... please help me Y__Y I was so happy when I found your piercings and know it dont work Y___Y
Test Subject
#200 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 7:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverandcold65
Go here, as I don't feel like typing all this out.

Would you be able to make left and right side lip rings separately? As well as making a lone lip ring right in the middle, I suppose.

Thanks, I can't wait to use these!


I do this like I do all my other mods. It simply does not show up in CAS.
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