Play piercingneedle play, or recreational acupuncture is body piercing done for the purpose of enjoying the experience rather than producing a permanent body decoration.

Needles, sharpened bones, or other tools used in play piercing are removed from the body when the episode is complete, allowing the wounds to heal.

Play Piercing can be done for many reasons; Enlightenment, aesthetics, fetish & sexuality, photos, performances/demonstrations, etc. In all of these cases, they are temporary and removed a short time after being put in. Play piercings can be done by inserting multiple hypodermic needles or jewelry can be used in some cases as well.

All gallery images are play piercings performed by Zuni.