About Us

About Us

Stix N Studz is a body piercing shop located within High Hope on Broadway, in Newport, Rhode Island. We offer unparalleled service in a clean, professional and inviting atmosphere. We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable staff with extensive experience in the body piercing industry. We only use professional grade jewelry and tools to ensure your experience is safe and pleasant.

We take great care to explain to our clients each step of the piercing process and make sure you have all the after care and healing details you’ll need, as well as answering any questions you might have about your new piercing. We are always happy to provide informational follow up.

Technicians + Staff

Greg Verdon

 

Greg is an ex-military member who started tattooing and piercing while living in Hawaii throughout the 1990’s. Greg has a strong attention to detail, precision, and focus while piercing which provides comfort and reliability for new and returning piercees. He opened High Hope in 2016 and had been piercing six years prior to that at Ethnic Concepts. Greg has regular clients who frequent the shop, and attribute their loyalty to his knowledge in the field and affable nature.

With every new face that comes into the shop, Greg is able to make a lasting relationship while keeping a professional, comfortable and energetic environment.

Hours

Sunday : 11AM to 7PM

Monday – Thursday : 11AM to 8PM

Friday & Saturday : 11AM to 9PM

Testimonials

  • I made an appointment to get my industrial done. Susie was super nice at the front desk when I went in and very positive and reassuring me it was going to be okay because I was nervous. Greg did an awesome job measuring my ear and picking the right bar for my ear size. He was quick and it was relatively painless and it looks freaking awesome. I've wanted this piercing done for more than 5 years and I'm so happy that I was able to get it done at sticks and studs because they did such a great job and they were so welcoming! I would definitely go again to get something else done in the future, and I will be very soon! Thank you so much Greg and Susie I am so beyond happy with my new industrial bar!!!

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    R A
    11/14/2020

    Absolutely loved my experience here. I got my belly button pierced and felt very comfortable with Greg. You can tell he knows what he’s doing and puts his customers first. Definitely will be back again!

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    Bella Saliba
    6/28/2020

    Just moved to RI and decided I wanted my nose pierced, loved it there! Greg, the piercer, was so nice he made nice conversation so it felt normal! Definitely going to go back!

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    Hailley Vieira
    11/01/2021
  • Had an amazing experience! Greg Veroon did such a great job with my piercing!! If your thinking of getting a piercing this is the place to do it!

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    Michaela Conway
    9/19/2021

    Awesome selection of glass and clothing and very knowledgeable and helpful staff!!!

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    IONEYE
    2/12/2020

    First time being pierced in years and had a great experience. Was very professional and accommodating. Very happy with the outcome and would go again!

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    Olivia Neverka-Vinciguerra
    7/27/2021
  • Very knowledgeable and professional and makes sure you're comfortable the whole way through. Already made my next appointment. Love this place ❤️

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    Karess Dougherty
    6/07/2020

    Did a great job on our Helix piercings 🙂

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    Valentina
    7/11/2019

    I got my nose pierced here at it was super professional! Great workers, timely piercing, and kind the whole time! Will be coming back !!

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    Emma North
    1/25/2020
  • I got my belly button pierced and had a GREAT experience. The owner was very professional, I could tell he really cared about the outcome of my piercing. He was constantly making sure everything was perfect before hand. I felt like I was in very good hands and felt every comfortable the whole time. I was very nervous to get a piercing and all of the staff was very supportive. Overall 10/10 recommend going here for any piercing.

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    Camryn Murasso
    4/23/2021

    My boyfriend and I both got pierced by Greg and it was a great experience. He communicated throughout the whole process and gave us exactly what we wanted. He was very informative about the after care instructions and made sure we knew how to contact him if there were any issues. We drove over a hour to meet with him and would gladly do it again. Overall it was a very friendly and painless experience and would highly recommend! 🙂

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    Cristina
    6/27/2022

    amazing piercings. does the best job. never gets infected as long as you urself take care of it. and very professional

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    Kiara Maloney
    6/21/2020
  • Great customer service

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    Andrew Avery
    3/06/2020

    Professional, explained each step and aftercare directions carefully. My nose piercing looks so good! Very clean and good prices. 🙂

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    Marissa Nocon
    11/05/2021

    I love this place

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    Brian Boissonneault
    3/05/2020
  • I had my second and my third lobe piercings done here and both experiences have been terrific! It’s super clean and professional; they always take the time needed to make sure the placements of the piercings are right! Would totally recommend to anyone looking to get ear piercings done!

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    Serena Mirisola
    5/11/2021

    just got my belly button pierced and I love it, they did a great job! super non stress environment and made me feel comfortable and not so nervous

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    Maya Baldauf
    2/20/2021

    My sister and I got our ears pierced here a few months back. The guy was super professional and meticulous about placement of the piercing to make sure they were even. The space was small but very clean and it was comfortable. He gave super clear instructions for at home care and how to properly clean it while it heals. Would definitely go back when and if I want more piercings done.

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    Rachel Schulz
    9/02/2021
  • They were professional clean and friendly. The artist talked us through the whole process and executed things seamlessly. Hopefully, COVID will subside and they'll see more happy customers. I would definitely bring the family back again.

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    Paul Goodchild Ph.D., CPA
    8/19/2020

    I had a great experience here. The owner Greg was amazing with the tragus piercing that I got. He knew the exact placement and I knew that he would do a good job. He was also very polite and wanted to get to know you rather than just doing piercings. Overall, if you are from around here, this is the place to go!

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    Jacey cosciello
    2/03/2022

    the best ever and i’ve never written a review before so you know i’m serious

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    bas mach
    10/11/2019
  • I went and got my cartilage and second hole on my lobes re-pierced and had a wonderful experience! Greg did a fantastic job and made sure the piercings were placed evenly! Everything was clean and prepackaged, he wore gloves, and he made sure to tell me how to properly do after care. He also asked me to return in two weeks to make sure everything is healing properly, which I greatly appreciate! I definitely would recommend this business to anyone who is interested in getting a piercing.

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    Alexus Gmehlin
    8/15/2021

    Great place to get pierced! Greg is professional, the shop is clean, and he is totally laid back. Great experience and would recommend to anyone looking to get pierced in RI!

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    Brianna White
    8/15/2020

    I got my snug pierced today by Greg. He kept me informed through each step and made sure I was comfortable. Very pleased with the placement. Thank you!

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    EuroStance
    5/19/2022
  • I visited this shop today to get a piercing done and can confidently say that it was one of the best atmospheres I've ever been in. Everything was extremely clean and professional, and I felt extremely comfortable the entire time. The prices were very fair and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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    Elsbeth D
    9/15/2020

    professional body piercing in newport rhode island

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    VERDON GRV
    7/10/2018

    Can't wait to continue doing business with this awesome establishment, they are a absolute highlight of Newport they sell everything from vaporizers to water bongs to really cool stickers hats and electric bongs and e-cigs and even doterra products.I cannot wait to go back and check out what they have next time really good people really good vibes all around just great energy in this place the owner is a good person and just down to earth willing to cut you a deal if your willing to buy more than just a few pieces😉 keep being awesome peace and love High Hope

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    Danny Allen
    8/11/2019
  • We've been coming here for our herb and piercing needs and we just love this place! The staff are pleasant and knowledgeable, the owner clearly knows what he is talking about and is invested in getting the job done right. I most recently stopped by to change out my labret piercing and had so much fun looking at their different jewelry pieces. I really appreciated the tips and tricks Greg was able to offer on caring for my piercing and apprentice Macey (spelling) is on her way to providing the top notch service I've come to expect from High Hope. 10/10 would recommend!

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    Sarena Lamb
    10/11/2019

    I had a great experience getting my belly button pierced at Stix and Studs!! The owner was extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable the entire process. Definitely recommend Stix and Studs for any piercings!!

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    Katie Splain
    4/23/2021

    I needed a quick replacement plug for one of mine that fell out while i was on vacation. This place was able to help! I was hoping to find something cheaper, but $30 wasnt too bad! And they had some really cute options

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    Kailey Barrows
    7/30/2019

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