Person who applies functional or artistic rope bondage (sometimes referred to as "human macramé") to another person's body for photographic, performance, artistic, educational, spiritual, or sexual purposes.
The term is thought to originate from the nautical world and has strong associations with rope, knots, and suspension. Other forms of restraint may also be used; such as fabric, leather and steel.
Rigger is sometimes thought to be a more technical term than the more artistic "rope top", while remaining less pretentious than the japanese inspired term "nawashi".
See also rigging