When it comes to the world of love bites, or hickeys as they’re more commonly known, there’s a bit of mystery and intrigue that surrounds them. They’re often viewed as a playful expression of affection, an intimate secret shared between lovers. But what if you want to sport one without actually having someone else around? You might be surprised to find out that yes, it’s entirely possible to give yourself a hickey on your own.

How to Get a Hickey on Your Neck by Yourself

Ever wondered if it’s possible to give yourself a hickey? Well, today I’ll be your guide through this somewhat unusual topic. We’ll learn together that with the right tools and techniques, it is indeed doable.

Using a vacuum cleaner for creating a hickey

Let’s kick things off with the most common household item – the vacuum cleaner. It might seem weird at first, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Find an attachment that fits comfortably against your neck.
  2. Turn on the vacuum and let it run for about 15 seconds over your desired spot.
  3. Be careful not to leave it too long in one place as this can lead to bruising rather than a realistic looking hickey.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s skin reacts differently so take care not to hurt yourself in the process.

Biting your neck to create a hickey

The next method requires some flexibility and precision – biting your own neck. While this may sound like something straight out of ‘Twilight’, here are steps on how you can do this:

  1. Position yourself in front of a mirror
  2. Gently pinch or bite down on an accessible part of your neck
  3. Release slowly after around ten seconds

Keep in mind though, doing this could potentially cause more harm than good if not done carefully!

Using suction cups to mimic a hickeys

If those two methods aren’t quite up your alley, using suction cups might be just what you’re looking for! This method mimics the process of receiving an actual hickey.

Here’s how:

  1. Wet the area around where you want your fake hickey
  2. Place the rim of the cup against your skin
  3. Suck air out from within until there is enough vacuum created
  4. Leave it for about 15 seconds and voila!

Remember, whether you’re using a vacuum, biting or suction cups, the goal is to create a mark that looks like a hickey without causing any real damage to your skin. So take caution!


Using Heat Method to Create a Hickey on Your Neck

You’re probably thinking, “How can heat help me give myself a hickey?” Well, it’s quite simple. Heat promotes blood flow and that’s precisely what you need for a realistic-looking hickey.

First off, grab yourself a heating pad or even just a warm towel. Make sure it’s not too hot though, because we don’t want any burns here. Just comfortably warm enough to increase the blood flow in your neck area.

Once you’ve heated up your chosen tool – be it the heating pad or towel – place it on the spot where you want your faux hickey to appear. Leave it there for about five minutes. This will prep your skin and kick start the blood circulation in that area.

After five minutes have passed, remove the heating pad or towel from your neck. You’ll notice that your skin is slightly red now – this is good! It means we’re ready for step two: creating our fake hickey.

Now take any round object with hard edges (like an unopened soda bottle cap) and press it firmly against the reddened spot on your neck. Hold this pressure for about 15 seconds then release. Wait for about 20 seconds before repeating this process again.

You’ll see that after doing this several times over the course of about two minutes, a mark resembling a hickey will start to form on your skin. Don’t worry if it looks somewhat intense at first; like real hickeys, its color will fade after some time.

And voila! You’ve successfully created a fake hickey using heat method!


  • Always test out the heat level of any material before placing them directly onto your skin.
  • Be careful when applying pressure with hard objects.
  • If any process hurts or feels uncomfortable – stop immediately.

In no time at all, you’ll be able to create convincing hickeys whenever you want, wherever you want. So go ahead and practice this method – I’m sure you’ll master it soon enough!