Rob Hill

Meet Rob Hill, the owner of Prysm Jewelry & Piercing, established in 2011. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Rob has found his home in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. His studio boasts local accolades such as “Best Local Body Piercing Studio” and “Best Local Jewelry Store” (CityView Magazine) a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, and continual pursuit of elevated standards.

With a remarkable two decades of piercing expertise spanning North America since 2000, Rob has attended Fakir Intensives (2002 Basic, 2014 Advanced), and is a distinguished member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) since 2012. He is a part of the H2Ocean Proteam (since 2006), and not only does he excel as a piercer, but also assumes the role of a senior instructor at the annual APP Conference. Rob’s commitment to the industry and continued education, boasts attendance at over 60 body art conventions, regular attendance at the APP conference (Las Vegas since 2010), all Camp APP events, as well as international conferences such as GEP & LBP.

Rob’s craftsmanship extends beyond piercing as he has been manufacturing body jewelry since 1998. His bespoke creations, which feature precious metals and gemstones, are a hallmark of personalized and unforgettable experiences for clients. This commitment to excellence extends to his educational pursuits, where Rob imparts his hyper-focused insights on body jewelry in a classroom setting.

Drawing from a rich tapestry of personal and professional experiences, Rob’s diverse range of classes reflect the challenges and passions that have shaped his illustrious career, demonstrating a well-rounded professionalism that sets him apart in the industry.

Collaborator in multiple educational and editorial projects like podcasts, books, translation…

Classes 2024

  • The Ear as Art
  • Scratching the Surface