How to Tie Someone: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Tie Someone: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Tie Someone: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

There are all sorts of harmless reasons why you might want to tie someone up – maybe for a play, or maybe you're playing a prank on your best friend at your bachelor party. While you always have to be careful about the other person's safety and comfort, tying someone up is relatively easy and is a lot of fun when done correctly.


Step 1. Get permission from the person you want to tie

Only tie someone up if you have consent.

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Step 2. Tie his hands and feet so he doesn't try to escape

To tie the hands, pull them behind the prisoner's back and wrap the rope around the hands. Squeeze the rope between his wrists to make sure he can't take his hands away. The string should be just below the thumb joint, with the knot out of reach of the fingers. But be careful not to cut off circulation to your wrists. The feet should always be tied above the ankle, and can be tied together or if they are attached to a chair, tie each ankle separately to the chair legs. Make sure the rope is tight between your ankles or between an ankle and the chair leg, depending on how you tied it. If you want to make sure the victim cannot move their feet, tie them under the chair with a longer rope. But it's important to remember that this can get a little uncomfortable after a while.

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Step 3. Always remove the victim's shoes before tying their ankles to ensure that there is no way the person can break free

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Step 4. If the person is being tied to a chair, pass a longer rope around the abdomen area, between the arms and abdomen, and securely attach it to the back of the chair

This will help prevent the person from squirming and trying to escape. While the rope can be tightened between the chair and the victim's back, it should not be too tight to the point of being uncomfortable. This rope will likely put additional pressure on the victim's abdomen and bladder, especially if the victim is squirming a lot. After a few hours, you may have to release her so she can go to the bathroom.

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Step 5. To check how tight it is, place two fingers under the string

If you have difficulty doing this, then the rope is probably too tight. It is always a good idea to ensure that the knot is not too tight as this can restrict blood flow and can cause nerve damage if left tied indefinitely.

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Step 6. If the casualty is not being tied to a chair or pole, ensure that their legs are tied tightly together, below and also above their knees, and around their ankles

One of the best ways to keep your victim immobile, if there is no chair or pole, is to wrap her around her stomach and bring her bound ankles toward the bound wrists. Join these two tied parts together with another piece of rope, placing it on all fours. She won't be able to squirm a lot or move anywhere in this position. If you're tying her to a pole, make sure her hands are tied high above her head so she can't reach the knots.

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Step 7. When tying up your victim, it is important to gag her so she doesn't try to ask for help

Place a damp cloth in the victim's mouth, but make sure it doesn't suffocate the victim. (a newly worn sock works best). It is important to ensure the cloth is damp as this will prevent the victim's mouth from feeling dry and uncomfortable. When the cloth is inserted into the mouth, place two or three pieces of tape in the mouth to keep the victim quiet. All she can do is make some muffled, intelligible sounds. It is important to ensure that the victim can still breathe after being gagged. In some cases, it may be appropriate to blindfold the victim as well. A blindfolded and gagged victim should not be left alone at any time, or be tied up for more than a few hours at a time, as this can cause extreme discomfort.


  • Even if you are experienced, NEVER tie anything around the throat/neck area.
  • If you need an excuse, say "I needed to practice my self-defense skills."
  • Don't leave the person tied up alone. Something bad can happen. This can cause problems.
  • Tying someone against their will will be considered kidnapping and is illegal.
  • Always be careful not to tie too tightly, if the victim can suddenly stop breathing you should untie him. Never leave it in a place alone.
  • Don't get caught because there could be consequences.
  • If the victim has a breathing problem and wants you to untie them, do so, and quickly!
  • If you are going to tie the victim to a pole, place your knees on one side of the pole and tie them to the other side.
  • Try turning off the lights and putting a flashlight in her eyes and questioning her.
  • For more fun, tickle the victim while he is in this vulnerable position!
  • For lasting and safe fun, the victim must have gone to the bathroom beforehand. Doing so will prevent tickling accidents or other things.
  • If you want to have fun, you can tickle or make the victim sniff shoes.


  • Never leave the victim tied up alone. Something bad can happen, such as the victim suddenly not being able to breathe. You may have problems!
  • Be careful as the victim might crush you or you might get hurt due to her anger. She might also want revenge at any time, so be careful.
  • Again, please be careful with the duct tape.
  • Tying a person too tightly can damage nerves or even lead to amputations. Immediately untie the person if their blood does not circulate normally.
  • Muzzling someone can cause breathing problems or even panic attacks. Just gag and tie someone with consent.

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