Needle and Scalpel Play
By far the safest way to embark on this sort of play is to learn from someone with a good working experience or needles or cutting.
Familiarise yourself with the human anatomy. Learn the places where major arteries, sensory nerves and bones lay close to the surface.
Make sure that you follow standard medical procedures for use and disposal of all needles, scalpels, cotton balls and gauze that are used. ie: scalpels and needles are not re-capped, cotton balls, gloves and gauze, etc. are placed in a hazardous waste bag or container.
Have a first aid kit handy.
As in all forms of play in which bodily fluids are involved, caution is a MUST.
Planning is an essential part of play, especially in scapel work. You can't erase your mistakes!
Needles and scalpels can be obtained from a medical supplies stores or online. The idea size needle is 20 or 25 ga. 1 ½" long. 18 ga will work but usually on experienced subs/bottoms.
Acupuncture needles are also good for needle play.
Some can be heated or touched with a violet wand for more efffect.
Get more than you think you will need. Better to have too much than to not have enough to complete your work.
Finally, you must decide what type of design you are going to be making.
Start small; if this turns out to be something you like and have a flair for, the designs will become more complicated as your expertise increases.
Be sure that your subs/bottoms do not use alcohol, take aspirin, blood thinners, or prescribed medicines, etc. for at least 12 hrs. prior to play.
When starting out in this form of play use fruits such as plums for practice.
The reasons for this are:
1) fruits cannot be injured
2) If they are damaged too severely you can just sit back and enjoy eating them.
3) They imitate the feel of human skin when penetrating
4) They are inexpensive
Remember practice makes perfect, so before you attempt to practice on a person get
perfect on fruit!
weighted with batteries
TAKE YOUR TIME.
Have a picture or drawing of what you have planned to do.
Find a quiet, comfortable place to work
You will need a table for supplies, a chair for yourself and a chair or table for your
Start by using a non-toxic ink pen to draw your design on your sub/bottom.
Go slowly and check in often.
When piercing stay as shallow as possible unless you are going to be attaching something or doing a lot of pulling, then go deep enough that you won't pull the needle through the skin accidentally.
Relax and enjoy your work, this is a very intense type of play so, stay focused.
REMEMBER: your sub/bottom WILL bleed. Don't panic if they bleed a lot. Some do, some don't. (unless you have gone too deep, then stop and issue first aid).