A Hickey is a temporary bruise or mark caused, usually intentionally, by kissing, sucking, or biting the skin forcefully enough to burst blood vessels beneath the skin.

Hickeys typically last from four to twelve days and may be treated in the same way as other bruises. You can try to get rid of hickey by getting a penny or bottle cap, put water on the hickey, then rub it over the hickey in a circular motion.

Hickeys can be a purple-like color similar to other types of bruises, or a cluster of red speckles.

According to common belief [1], it is said that a way to help the hickey heal is to put a block of ice on the affected area, although this will only help if the hickeys are quite new and have only been there for under 10 minutes. They can be covered with foundation, powder or concealer if one wishes to hide them. (source)

This…my Baby boy……

Ryan Dec 2010

Got his first hickey.  He proudly displayed it to me.

Baby Boy gets a Hickey

A gargantuan hickey.  What human could have made this?

BB gets a hickey (2)

I’m ready to take this girl down!  Who’s her parents, I want their number now!

Say what?  It wasn’t a girl?  It was the pool cleaner vacuum?

Your buddy thought it was funny?

BB gets a hickey (3)

Boys do stupid things.

Secretly I’m glad it was a stupid boy thing…then I Googled hickies and there were 1,060 results for “hickies cause cancer”.

I read them all.

I think I might tell the Baby boy and any girl he introduces me to, that hickies cause cancer, Muhwhahaha!

*Just for the record they don’t, but don’t tell him.

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3 Responses to Hickies

  1. Sandy December 19, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    That’s Funny

  2. Kitchen Butterfly December 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    So glad I know have the proper definition of a hickey, after hearing of them/seeing them in movies……….thanks for the education! Have a blessed holiday season Rhonda!

  3. Feast on the Cheap December 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this is too funny!