A challenge for your body, a shiver for your mind
In the end of 2016, we decided to change the name of this website in Rope Tales. We want to tell a tale about our passion for each other, as well as for kinbaku.
Kinbaku is communication. Expressions on a face, a body moving at breath’s peace, a hand’s movement, can tell us a story about the emotions experienced by the person who is being tied.
Who ties must listen, and receive the tale as a gift. If you want to listen to a fascinatig story, tie accordingly.
We want to spread this passion; to show its beauty to all those who want to watch. For this reason we work to make Rope Tales a resource for those who love the beauty of kinbaku, and wish to understand, to learn, to practise.
Rope Tales’ bondage is inspired by the style of Naka Akira Sensei, brought in the west by his appointed disciple Riccardo Wildties.
We chose this philosophy for the beauty we can see in it, for how deeply it touches our feelings, because it feeds and nurtures the passion between us.
I am Italian, and I presently spend most of my time in Switzerland’s Canton Ticino and in the city of Milan, yet travelling quite often in other European cities.
I love bondage and I like to be on stage; in the last five years I performed as a rigger in Milan, Rome, Bologna, Venice, London, Athens; experimenting with different contexts, like clubs, fetish clubs, strip clubs, and cultural festivals, in addition to specifically bondage-related events, like Bound London, or Shibari Day organized by Wildties and Wykd_Dave, during which I had the opportunity to perform as a guest.
In late 2011, after attending a performance by Wildties, I got more specifically involved in Japanese style rope bondage. Since then I try to keep my style as close as possible to Japanese aesthetics, according to what my skills and experiences allow, and trying to avoid falling in plain copy.
In the same period I met Tenshiko, with whom I still share my path in ropes, and above all as a person.
Besides Wildties, and omitting Japanese legends, I especially appreciate bondage by Wykd_Dave, Andrea Ropes, Esinem, Gorgone, Avalon.
Even staying in love with show, in my current vision of rope, above all I look for dialectical exchange between the rigger and the model. Through the challenge created by rope for the body, I try to engage a duel, which can lead to suffering and eros melting together.