4 Ways to Get Rid of that Nasty Hickey Kanye Gave You

I couldn't hide a hickey from my mom in 7th grade, and I had a turtleneck sweater! Kim Kardashian thinks she can hide a hickey from the paparazzi in a scoop neck?I couldn't hide a hickey from my mom in 7th grade, and I had a turtleneck sweater! Kim Kardashian thinks she can …
By Lauren Passell for
HowAboutWe

The world is in a tizzy because it's been confirmed that the mark on Kim Kardashian's neck is a hickey left from Kanye West's Hoover-like lips. Allow me to quote the TMZ article in its entirety: Psoriasis, Shmoriasis ... TMZ has uncovered THE TRUTH about the suspicious mark on Kim Kardashian's neck ... and it DEFINITELY originated from Kanye West's mouth. Sources close to Kim's neck confirm ... the red blotch was NOT the result of Kim's skin condition ... it's totally a hickey. It all makes sense, considering the mark was first seen the day after Kim and Kanye went on a movie date in NYC. Which reminds us ... tips for hickey removal that may or may not work. First of all, who gives hickeys these days? I'm seriously asking -- I was under the impression that was something 12-year-olds did when they didn't know what the hell they were doing. Well, there are a few reasons:

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They're Reliving the Golden Days When Hickeys Were The Norm. The Golden Days where you knew nothing about your reproductive organs and thought a blow job had something to do with a hair dryer.
Actual Enjoyment. They might like how it feels to give a hickey, or they might want a hickey in return and and hope their partner will return the favor.
Just Because They Can. People do stupid stuff all the time just because they can.


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They're Marking Their Territory. They might suck on if they wants people in public to know, if they want to stir up the pot, or if they wants to be kind of manipulative about ownership in the relationship. You don't accidentally give someone a hickey. Kanye's mark was with purpose -- he wanted to mark Kim. They both knew she would be walking out there after their date. They both knew the media was onto them. They both know Kim Kardashian is the one of the most photographed people on the planet. I couldn't hide a hickey from my mom in 7th grade, and I had a turtleneck sweater! Kim Kardashian thinks she can hide a hickey from the paparazzi in a scoop neck? Anyway, so apparently people are giving hickeys now. If you're in your 20's and have never had a hickey and are starting to feel self conscious about it, watch this video from the HowAboutWe team. If you were ever wondering if someone could become paralyzed from a hickey, the answer is yes and you can read about it here. And finally, here are some incredibly detailed tips for hiding your hickey. From getridofthings.com:


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Keep your hickey elevated by staying on your feet. In other words, don't do absolutely nothing.
Apply ice. It'll bring down the swelling. Careful not to apply too much pressure against your skin.
Ibuprofen, aspirin, or Tylenol if the hickey is painful.
Vitamin C! Vitamin C can help repair your skin so take a vitamin or have some OJ.
After 24-48 hours, apply heat. Ugh, this is getting really complicated. Don't you wish you had thwarted the hickey now? Use a wash cloth soaked in warm water for five minutes three times a day.
Keep taking Aspirin until the hickey is gone.

Good luck!