A hickey is really just another word for a bruise that you got in a specifically sexy way. While they might be annoying in the short term, they usually fade in a few days or a week. (And in the meantime, you can cover them up with concealer... or a scarf.)
A lot of hickeys happen accidentally. You might get so into a makeout session that you simply don’t think about what your partner’s neck will look like the next morning. On the other hand, some people like the idea of temporarily “marking” their partner and will give them a love bite purposefully. Whatever your reasons for wanting to give someone a hickey, here’s how to do it.