Probably the oddest and most ritualistic type of piercing, play piercing is here to present depth and spirituality through needle play. It might be difficult to understand why certain people enjoy needle play without the satisfaction of actually wearing a piercing after they’re done. However, this experience is not about wearing jewelry, but about reaching a certain point when pain becomes pleasure. A sort of acupuncture, play piercing is most used for spiritual or sexual purposes.

The visual effect of the following play piercing ideas will be both shocking and downright beautiful. They are temporary embellishments or sexual enhancers known to generate the production of endorphins. People create different patterns on their bodies or their partner’s body. Experts advise you to avoid the eyes area by all means.

When it comes to recommended body areas that are also erogenous, the buttocks, breasts, abdomen, back, thighs, and genitals are on the list. However, if you’ve never tried play piercing before, you should learn more about safety measures and needle insertion before you begin. Here are 65 play piercing ideas to satisfy your curiosity or find inspiration!

1. Insert new wings

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Take 27g needles and some feathers to transform your back in a work of art and feel how’s like to have wings.

2. Play piercing on face

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Although the eyes area should be generally avoided when playing with needles, experienced players cannot be stopped. The yellow needles are thin with a 20 gauge.

3. Cool pattern on chest

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Area where your skin is thicker require large gauge hypodermic needles. You can differentiate them by color. For example, the purple ones are thinner than the gray ones.

4. Heavily pierced cheeks

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Girls usually pierce their cheeks to resemble dimples, but when it comes to play piercings, things are a lot different.

5. Creating a pattern

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Although this woman has rings through her skin, she will not keep them. Needle play is often about creating something beautiful, but not permanent.

6. A circle of needles

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Thighs offer enough room to create various patterns, so they are excellent locations for play piercings.

7. Needles across the neck

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When you want precise patterns, you will have to use a surgical skin marker.

8. Scarification and needle play

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Play piercings are a form of body modification as well. The holes heal and the bruises too, but when you practice it often, you’ll get marks.

9. Pleasure from purple hubs

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If the needles you choose are too fine, they will bend. So, for chest skin, opt for needles with purple hubs because they have a 24 gauge.

10. In a vertical line

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The neck is a very erogenous area especially among women. This girl didn’t use hypodermic needles, but some other type of piercing needles.

11. Two rows of feathers

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Man’s fascination for flying reflects in play piercing as well. You’ll see more than one example of needle play and the attachment of feathers.

12. Different colored needles

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The color of the needle’s hub depends on its gauge. That’s why they have various colors, because they can be differentiated easily. This is a plus when creating patterns like the one above.

13. Rows of spirals

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As you can notice, some needles are shorter than others. This is an advantage for those who play with needles because the creation of patterns becomes more flexible.

14. Needling lips together

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Play piercing may offer you sensations that you can’t otherwise experience.

15. Transforming your face

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Needle play is a way of creating looks that aren’t conventional and not committing to them.

16. Safety pins for fashion

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This person looks interested in fashion and the safety pins from his face are part of a special outfit.

17. Corset with safety pins

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Safety pins aren’t recommended for needle play, but if you use them right, you can add string and create a corset.

18. Corset with needles

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This is how the needle-ribbon combination looks like. Which one do you like better?

19. Sticking needles in a voodoo doll

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This person has a sense of humor! He got a tattoo of a voodoo doll and then he played with needles like he was a practitioner. The messages written on the doll are all negative, so I guess he’s trying to make them go away.

20. Needle play on tattoos

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When it comes to needle play and tattoos, one has to be very careful not to ruin the tattoos.

21. A skull’s face

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Play piercing is a sort of art too. This is because it stimulates one’s imagination. Visually appealing patterns are a plus!

22. Thin ribbon and needles

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Going for the conventional corset piercings is uncomfortable. Instead, you can use thin ribbon and needles to enjoy a temporary one.

23. A pretty flower

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In case you were wondering, the long, yellow needles are called cannulas. They are a lot thicker and longer than the hypodermic needles.

24. A special necklace

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Some people wear necklaces, other get a necklace design tattooed around their necks and others use needles to create one.

25. Heart on abs

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Too bad there aren’t any red needle hubs! These are arranged in the shape of a heart.

26. Superficially inserted needles

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In order to avoid pain, needles may be inserted superficially under one’s skin.

27. Piercing the ear

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Ears are the most pierced body parts around the world.

28. A set of wings

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This play piercing pattern is original to say the least. It creates the feeling of actually having wings that connect your back with your arms.

29. Piercing finger skin

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Playing with needles recreationally looks like this.

30. Keep mouth closed

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You can keep your mouth closed naturally or run needles through your lips.

31. Heart of needles

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The heart is among the most popular needle patterns.

32. A happy needle player

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Judging by the amount of needles and the message, this person is a happy needle player!

33. Another type of corset

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Play piercing is fun and allows you to be creative!

34. An up close view

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35. A complex pattern

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She must have a high level of pain tolerance!

36. Simple needle play

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When you want to feel different types of needles going through your skin, you can experiment like this.

37. Masculine needle play

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Men have thicker skin, so they experience greater pain.

38. The ultimate bond

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This couple took physical connection literally.

39. Up close cannulas

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Because of their size, cannulas look scary to me. How do you feel about them?

40. Two pretty circles

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These needles are superficially inserted and in a pretty pattern!

41. A perfect square

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Play piercing is better when you have a purpose!

42. A circular effect

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Did you notice that almost every pattern created with needles is positive?

43. A big heart

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The back is large enough to express your love using needles!

44. Cannula all the way in

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This example is a little on the extreme side. Do not try this unless you know what you’re doing!

45. Pierced and happy

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You can tell how benefic the piercing experience is by looking at people’s faces.

46. A full-length corset

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The length of the piercing corset is up to you.

47. In and out

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This is a needle player who loves to play with cannulas more than needles!

48. Another pretty heart

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The shape of a heart is easy to create with needles.

49. Superficial chest piercings

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Beginners may try this pattern out!

50. Playing with safety pins

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Safety pins are okay to use only if they are sterile.

51. Piercing the lip

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The lip area is not painful to pierce and it heals faster than other body areas.

52. Pentagrams and ribbon

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Are these pentagrams or stars?

53. Always wear gloves

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To avoid infection and contamination, you should always wear gloves.

54. Needle play on face

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Thin needles may be used for piercing face areas.

55. Cheek got pierced

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If your cheek is thick, this might hurt a little.

56. Regular belly button piercing

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This is a common belly button piercing.

57. In a straight line

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Someone else may pierce you if you’re aiming for a very precise result.

58. A pink heart

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Similar to the green heart, this is a pink heart of needles.

59. Piercing feet skin

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Feet skin is more sensitive, but it can also be pierced.

60. Redhead prefers pink

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Those pink needle hubs match this girl’s hair color!

61. That is fake blood

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You might notice a few drops of blood during play piercing, but not as much as this girl has on her face.

62. Becoming a bird

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By adding needles and feathers to your back, you can obtain a look similar to a bird. How interesting is that?

The cost of play piercing is not standard. You’ll probably find few piercing parlors where they will pierce your for fun. Needle play is more about experiencing at home alone or with a partner. Taking safety measures is an important part of play piercing. Make sure you are using sterile needles, gloves and disinfectants all the time. Do not reuse the needles and seek medical attention if you think you’ve done something wrong. Needle play is meant to be enjoyed and it is really able to offer more than physical sensations if you explore it the right way.