While the technology inside your vape pen is enough to impress most, you may be looking for ways to improve the exterior appeal of your vaporizer. Sure, most manufacturers offer their pens in a selection of colors and finishes for you to choose from, but there are even more creative ways to enhance the look of your pen without damaging the interior components.

Introducing Mods

Initially, the whole idea of vape mods was to build upon the technology of the vape pen while creating something unique. Today, box mods are the most prevalent vaporizers around – featuring higher wattages, larger tanks and a slew of aesthetic options.

While vape pens have been largely subdued and plain in nature, box mods pulled out all the stops and allowed designers to add creative features like carbon-fiber side panels, larger screens, colorful accents and interesting cutaway windows. Box mods also took on a huge range of shapes and sizes, while the simple vape pen has remained mostly unchanged.

VaporFi VAIO GO Vape Starter Kit (In Colors)
VaporFi VAIO GO Vape Starter Kit (In Colors)

Customizing Your Vape Pen

The goal of customizing your vape pen is to change its appearance without fundamentally changing the way it operates. Some manufacturers offer colored sleeves that you can slide over the exterior of your vape mods to change the appearance. These sleeves also act as an added layer of protection in case your mod gets dropped or scratched.

A few of the higher-end mods use removable side panels to achieve this same thing. You can choose from several different colors of wood grain or carbon fiber and swap out the magnetic panels at will. However, if you are looking for something more extreme, you will have to look outside your neighborhood vape shop and get creative.

Creative Additions

Some of the most innovative mods around right now use large, chunky vape pens like the VaporFi Rebel 3 to create unusual designs like lightsabers and the Sonic Screwdriver from Doctor Who. One company is even using aluminum cans from your favorite soda manufacturers to build a body around the exterior of your vape pen. As a result, it looks like you are taking a nice refreshing drink every time you vape.

VaporFi Rebel 3 Vape Starter Kit
VaporFi Rebel 3 Vape Starter Kit

A common theme among those who are looking to dress up their vaporizers is an interest in steampunk designs. These sleeves are built out of gears, tubes and other miscellaneous parts as a throwback to a simpler time. Each one is custom-made, so you can order them specific to the measurements of your vape pen.

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Printed Shells

If you’re looking for a slightly less expensive option for updating your vaporizers, you may want to look for a company that prints custom shells for your device. You can find everything from crazy patterns to images from your favorite TV shows to song lyrics. These are typically printed on a thin plastic case that slides over the top of your device with cutouts for the firing button and the screen.

Go Big

Depending on the cost of your vaporizer, plus the cost of having a mod handcrafted by one of these artists, you could be looking at spending several hundred dollars altogether. Once you reach that price range, you could buy one of the luxury brand vaporizers that has come about lately. These include mods that are built into real wood boxes and hand-stained to create a beautiful finish. These mods are purely built for big spenders who want a status symbol as much as a useful device.

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Be Safe

There are plenty of options available for anyone who is willing to get creative. The most important thing to remember is that your device was built with certain safety features in place and you don’t want to obstruct them. For instance, blocking ventilation holes that keep your battery cool is a bad idea for obvious reasons.

Whatever case you choose to buy, make sure it leaves access to your battery, tank and other important areas of your device. You want your vaporizer to be able to breathe freely and stay cool while you’re using it. You also don’t want to use a mod that could damage the exterior of your device by adding holes or changing the way the pieces fit together.

A quick search online will take you to dozens of clever designs created by vapers who wanted to make their devices stand out. You can find designs featuring nearly any theme and can personalize yours to fit your favorite devices. You also can choose from a wide variety of materials and color combinations if you are just looking for a simple change without all the extra complexity.

Once you’ve updated your mod, you’ll be proud to show it off to friends and family so they can see how you went from having a simple vape pen to a stylish masterpiece.