Black Diamond Body Piercing is a full service body piercing shop offering Professional Piercing services, a huge selection of unbeatable quality body jewelry, unique jewelry from amazing, one of a kind designers as well as some artwork from local artists. The shop is located in historic West Hartford, CT in the Park Road Business District. Check out the piercing photo gallery to see some examples of the piercers’ work and visit the other photo galleries to have a look at the shop, and a some of the beautiful jewelry we carry here. We have also added a FAQs section to help you before you come down as well as a newsletter to keep you up to date on our shop. The shop is clean and professional; a place where anyone and everyone feels comfortable and confident that they’re in good hands. Stop in for a visit and browse our jewelry selection any time! Black Diamond has also taken first place in the CT Now Best Of Hartford for Best Piercing Shop in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
About our staff:
Owner Georgina Schiavelli has been professionally piercing in West Hartford since 1997. She opened Black Diamond in 2008 because she felt that body piercing was seriously underrepresented locally in the industry. She wanted a shop solely dedicated to piercing and fine jewelry made for body piercings. You can catch her occasionally doing walk in piercings or working up front, but she is mostly available by appointment Monday-Thursday.
Brooke Bittens, resident Punk Rock Princess, started her piercing apprenticeship with Georgina at Black Diamond in 2010 and now pierces full time at Black Diamond. You can usually find her at the shop Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Andie Saunders, resident QTπ, and mini-Aussie enthusiast, started her piercing apprenticeship with Georgina in 2014. She now pierces full time at Black Diamond, and you can usually find her at the shop Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Rob Gold, our newest Black Diamond staff member, just joined us full time in April 2018. He has been piercing since 2012 and started out his piercing career in St. Louis, Missouri. He traveled the country for the last three years, guest piercing at some of the country’s finest piercing establishments before settling down with us here in CT. He can usually be found at the shop Tuesday-Saturday.
Melissa Willette came to Black Diamond in 2014 as our Front End Manager and Jewelry Expert. She joined the crew already with a solid knowledge of jewelry and customer service as well as an enthusiasm for the art of piercing. With her skills as a designer and artist, she will help you achieve the look and style you want. You’ll find her up front at the shop most days, there to walk you through your piercing experience from start to finish and help you find the right piece of jewelry meant for your new, or existing, piercing.
All of our piercers are members of the APP (Association of Professional Piercers). Find out what it means to be part of this organization by clicking the APP link above.
We look forward to seeing you at the shop, thanks so much for visiting the site!