Needleplay is body piercing done for the purpose of enjoying the experience, or the aesthetic appeal, rather than producing a permanent body decoration. The needle are removed from the body when the episode is complete, allowing the puncture wounds to heal.
Before beginning, make sure you have everything you need set up BEFORE you start.. Clean the area with an antiseptic such as alcohol or povidone iodine.Play piercing should always be carried out using new sterile hypodermic or acupuncture needles.
Keep in mind that there is the potential for transmission of blood born diseases, so always take appropriate precautions.You need to follow Universal Precautions and always assume everyone is infected since it’s impossible to tell who is and who isn't’t infected without a blood test. If you are doing the piercing on someone else, be careful not to jab yourself after inserting the needle. Wearing latex or synthetic gloves (if you are allergic to latex) will keep the transmission of blood to a minimum. Never reuse a needle, it can not only transmit disease, but they dull quickly, and cause more damage on insertion.
Alcohol and drugs impair judgment so they should never be consumed by anyone playing. Alcohol an aspirin can also enhance bleeding, so should be avoided.
Hypodermic needles come in different lengths and sizes called gauges. The higher the needle gauge the smaller the needles diameter is. So this means that a 22 gauge needle is smaller than a 16 gauge. It is recommended for needle play to use between a 19 and 27 gauge needle that is 1.5 inches long. In general, most areas should be pierced with a 21 gauge needle while more sensitive areas should be done with a 25 or 27 gauge needle.
Do not pierce internal organs, bones the eyes, hands, wrists, penis, or spine and be careful to avoid joints.
Thighs, buttocks, arms, stomach, shoulders, cheeks, chest and breasts are all great places to pierce.
The needle should travel just underneath the surface (the subcutaneous layers) of ordinary skin, to emerge through the skin a short distance from where it was inserted. Be cautious of shallow piercing's if they are intended to stay in. They can easily be ripped out and tear the skin. You can use a sterilized cork to hold needles in place while you are working in an adjacent area.
There are not a lot of clubs or weekly workshops for needle play. Keep an eye out at the Black Eagle website, they hold the odd course.
The website 2bkinky also had some courses, but after chatting with the site owner, they seem to be shutting things down.
Many of the professional BDSM girls are experienced in Needle play, so this might be a good place to start, but it might get expensive for some. Also, make sure you do your research, this could go south really quick if someone doesn't know what they are doing.