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
- 1 1. Insert new wings
- 2 2. Play piercing on face
- 3 3. Cool pattern on chest
- 4 4. Heavily pierced cheeks
- 5 5. Creating a pattern
- 6 6. A circle of needles
- 7 7. Needles across the neck
- 8 8. Scarification and needle play
- 9 9. Pleasure from purple hubs
- 10 10. In a vertical line
- 11 11. Two rows of feathers
- 12 12. Different colored needles
- 13 13. Rows of spirals
- 14 14. Needling lips together
- 15 15. Transforming your face
- 16 16. Safety pins for fashion
- 17 17. Corset with safety pins
- 18 18. Corset with needles
- 19 19. Sticking needles in a voodoo doll
- 20 20. Needle play on tattoos
- 21 21. A skull’s face
- 22 22. Thin ribbon and needles
- 23 23. A pretty flower
- 24 24. A special necklace
- 25 25. Heart on abs
- 26 26. Superficially inserted needles
- 27 27. Piercing the ear
- 28 28. A set of wings
- 29 29. Piercing finger skin
- 30 30. Keep mouth closed
- 31 31. Heart of needles
- 32 32. A happy needle player
- 33 33. Another type of corset
- 34 34. An up close view
- 35 35. A complex pattern
- 36 36. Simple needle play
- 37 37. Masculine needle play
- 38 38. The ultimate bond
- 39 39. Up close cannulas
- 40 40. Two pretty circles
- 41 41. A perfect square
- 42 42. A circular effect
- 43 43. A big heart
- 44 44. Cannula all the way in
- 45 45. Pierced and happy
- 46 46. A full-length corset
- 47 47. In and out
- 48 48. Another pretty heart
- 49 49. Superficial chest piercings
- 50 50. Playing with safety pins
- 51 51. Piercing the lip
- 52 52. Pentagrams and ribbon
- 53 53. Always wear gloves
- 54 54. Needle play on face
- 55 55. Cheek got pierced
- 56 56. Regular belly button piercing
- 57 57. In a straight line
- 58 58. A pink heart
- 59 59. Piercing feet skin
- 60 60. Redhead prefers pink
- 61 61. That is fake blood
- 62 62. Becoming a bird
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
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
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
Girls usually pierce their cheeks to resemble dimples, but when it comes to play piercings, things are a lot different.
5. Creating a pattern
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
Thighs offer enough room to create various patterns, so they are excellent locations for play piercings.
7. Needles across the neck
When you want precise patterns, you will have to use a surgical skin marker.
8. Scarification and needle play
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
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
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
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
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
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
Play piercing may offer you sensations that you can’t otherwise experience.
15. Transforming your face
Needle play is a way of creating looks that aren’t conventional and not committing to them.
16. Safety pins for fashion
This person looks interested in fashion and the safety pins from his face are part of a special outfit.
17. Corset with safety pins
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
This is how the needle-ribbon combination looks like. Which one do you like better?
19. Sticking needles in a voodoo doll
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
When it comes to needle play and tattoos, one has to be very careful not to ruin the tattoos.
21. A skull’s face
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
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
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
Some people wear necklaces, other get a necklace design tattooed around their necks and others use needles to create one.
25. Heart on abs
Too bad there aren’t any red needle hubs! These are arranged in the shape of a heart.
26. Superficially inserted needles
In order to avoid pain, needles may be inserted superficially under one’s skin.
27. Piercing the ear
Ears are the most pierced body parts around the world.
28. A set of wings
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
Playing with needles recreationally looks like this.
30. Keep mouth closed
You can keep your mouth closed naturally or run needles through your lips.
31. Heart of needles
The heart is among the most popular needle patterns.
32. A happy needle player
Judging by the amount of needles and the message, this person is a happy needle player!
33. Another type of corset
Play piercing is fun and allows you to be creative!
34. An up close view
35. A complex pattern
She must have a high level of pain tolerance!
36. Simple needle play
When you want to feel different types of needles going through your skin, you can experiment like this.
37. Masculine needle play
Men have thicker skin, so they experience greater pain.
38. The ultimate bond
This couple took physical connection literally.
39. Up close cannulas
Because of their size, cannulas look scary to me. How do you feel about them?
40. Two pretty circles
These needles are superficially inserted and in a pretty pattern!
41. A perfect square
Play piercing is better when you have a purpose!
42. A circular effect
Did you notice that almost every pattern created with needles is positive?
43. A big heart
The back is large enough to express your love using needles!
44. Cannula all the way in
This example is a little on the extreme side. Do not try this unless you know what you’re doing!
45. Pierced and happy
You can tell how benefic the piercing experience is by looking at people’s faces.
46. A full-length corset
The length of the piercing corset is up to you.
47. In and out
This is a needle player who loves to play with cannulas more than needles!
48. Another pretty heart
The shape of a heart is easy to create with needles.
49. Superficial chest piercings
Beginners may try this pattern out!
50. Playing with safety pins
Safety pins are okay to use only if they are sterile.
51. Piercing the lip
The lip area is not painful to pierce and it heals faster than other body areas.
52. Pentagrams and ribbon
Are these pentagrams or stars?
53. Always wear gloves
To avoid infection and contamination, you should always wear gloves.
54. Needle play on face
Thin needles may be used for piercing face areas.
55. Cheek got pierced
If your cheek is thick, this might hurt a little.
This is a common belly button piercing.
57. In a straight line
Someone else may pierce you if you’re aiming for a very precise result.
58. A pink heart
Similar to the green heart, this is a pink heart of needles.
59. Piercing feet skin
Feet skin is more sensitive, but it can also be pierced.
60. Redhead prefers pink
Those pink needle hubs match this girl’s hair color!
61. That is fake blood
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
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.