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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?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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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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#201 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 5:45 AM
These are nice, but on my sims they look like they've been painted on.
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#202 Old 9th Mar 2012 at 12:48 PM
how do you actually change the colors? mine just stay a dark brownish color :/
sorry im new and dont really know how this site works yet so i apologize if this is in the wrong section >.<
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#203 Old 8th Apr 2012 at 8:45 PM
Please, please, please, if you're still taking suggestions, make a medusa piercing and possibly dermal anchors? I can't find a medusa piercing for the sims 3 anywhere
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#204 Old 13th May 2012 at 8:06 AM
What about these lips?
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#205 Old 16th May 2012 at 10:59 PM
To any one unable to find these under accessories and think that they are not working, go to your makeup section I think it's under full face... all so to anyone asking if the creator can make something new/is accepting suggestions, they haven't logged in for months and months so it's unlikely that they will update this or add anything new in the future, it took me a long time to figure out these were makeup or face paint, I all ways thought it was broken but it wasn't.
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#206 Old 26th Aug 2012 at 8:25 PM
Thank you so much for these.
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#207 Old 11th Oct 2012 at 6:20 AM
Not to sound uppity, but if people ACTUALLY READ the creator's item description/details............they state "these are found under costume makeup". Just saying...
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#208 Old 4th Nov 2012 at 10:26 AM
These are absolutely great, though there seems to be one issue with them. I had a sim who had one of the piercings who then got pregnant. The piercing disappeared and so my poor sim had the rainbow unicorn facepaint for the major duration of her pregnancy. It was kind of funny, but thought I should mention it.
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#209 Old 21st Dec 2012 at 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by amvalvo
If I can think of a few more piercings to make I'll make a nostril piercing and upload another set



A vertical labret would be AWESOME. I would love you forever and I've been looking for a few of these piercings for a long time.

Vertical labret, horizontal eyebrow, middle lip, medusa, smiley, etc. :-)
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#210 Old 29th Jan 2013 at 12:00 PM
dziękuję
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#211 Old 14th Mar 2013 at 5:37 AM
Loving the pierced sims thanks for the upload
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#212 Old 20th Jan 2014 at 11:31 PM
Perfect!
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#213 Old 4th Apr 2014 at 8:43 PM
Hermosooos los pircings! Quedaron perfectos Graciaaas!!
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#214 Old 18th Apr 2014 at 7:51 PM
Love this, thanks for sharing :D
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#215 Old 26th Apr 2014 at 6:08 AM
Definitely the best piercings out there. So many options, and they look great.
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#216 Old 1st May 2014 at 10:15 AM
Finally a whole mess of piercings
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#217 Old 2nd May 2014 at 8:48 PM
I don't know how to instal them :/ I read everything but it won't work
#218 Old 26th Jun 2014 at 8:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayoko
To any one unable to find these under accessories and think that they are not working, go to your makeup section I think it's under full face... all so to anyone asking if the creator can make something new/is accepting suggestions, they haven't logged in for months and months so it's unlikely that they will update this or add anything new in the future, it took me a long time to figure out these were makeup or face paint, I all ways thought it was broken but it wasn't.
OMG thank you i had no clue where it was and thanks
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#219 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 1:43 PM
Thanks you :P
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#220 Old 16th Jul 2014 at 4:59 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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#221 Old 26th Jul 2014 at 6:09 AM
Thanks, but no thanks. As much as I love these piercings, they make all of my uninstalled content come back noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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#222 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 7:25 PM
how do i download the file? when i click on it, it says nothing?
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#223 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 4:19 AM
These are awesome! Thankyou!
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#224 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 9:17 AM
This is perfect
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#225 Old 16th Jun 2015 at 11:42 PM
Beautiful!
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