This is for sure an important one as well. Astonishingly, it is one of the newest positions. Maybe that is because I used all different types of punishment positions before. You may have Your variations as well but it sure is important to have like one “official” position for punishment that the slave will adopt automatically upon Your command without a second thought. Is there anything more important for a slave than his readiness for the Mistress’s punishment? Well, now thinking about it: his eagerness to serve the Mistress maybe.
I generally want all the positions to be assumable without any furniture/pillars so they can be used anywhere, anytime. The Mistress might add toys and equipment for Her pleasure if She has them at hand, but the positions should be usable without them.
In Punishment Position the bottom of the slave should be easily accessible. So, as you see on picture, he will be standing, bent, with his hands on the knees, waiting for he Mistress to choose if She will hit the bottom or the back.
Punishment Position however has a possible variation: depending on the severity of the impending punishment and the spatial conditions at hand, I might want to tie the slave up. In this case I will combine the command with pointing My index finger to the piece of furniture, torture device or whatever, to which I want to affix the slave. He will then bend over that with his ass at the highest spot and his wrists and ankles next to the best fixing opportunities.
The hand symbol for this command looks like the Mistress is holding a punishment implement, like a cane or a whip, ready to strike the slave with it.