My attempt at making a hickey look as tasteful as possible. I wanted to at least try while I still had the thing. Not sure how great the result was though. Eh. I kind of like the grain at least, and I might as well since I can't get rid of it. Definitely not my usual style, though I don't know that I'd call it risqué. Opinions welcome on ways it could improve.
I added a Gaussian blur and darkened the shadows as well. I think I like it better, but I'm iffy about the border between the darkness and my head. Thoughts?
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