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

  • Had such a good experience at Stix n Studz getting my second hole pierced. Greg was super kind and made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely go back for my next piercing and I recommend!

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    Christine Leonard
    7/01/2020

    I went in on my Birthday last minute looking to get my nose pierced and Greg squeezed me in between appointments. He was very accommodating and made me feel less nervous. You can tell he loves what he does and he is very professional / clean with his work. He knows what he’s talking about!

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    Ciara Barrigas
    9/12/2019

    I am young and I was scared to get my second lobe and cartilage pierced but Greg talked me through the whole thing. I knew what was going on and he was just I really nice person over all. I definitely recommend this place it is super professional and clean and the people are super nice in there.

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    Zoe Cosmopoulos
    8/17/2021
  • Great place with a lot of options to choose from! Beautiful pieces as well as outstanding service right when you walk through the door. The man who was working was super helpful and deserves recognition at the least!Visit and see for yourself because it’s totally worth stopping in even just to look around at all of the beautiful glass !!!!!!

    Jacob Dupre Avatar
    Jacob Dupre
    8/11/2019

    Just got my second hole pierced and Greg did an amazing job! He was very nice and professional. Definitely recommend!!!

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    Brooke Marchitto
    12/31/2020

    These two strippers recommended this place to me and I could not have been happier with the service. 5 stars from me!

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    Randy Weir
    1/11/2020
  • Two of my friends and I went to Stix n Studz this past weekend and had the best experience. Greg and Susie were so nice and fun to talk to. I got my conch pierced and also asked if Greg could switch the jewelry for my daith. Everything went great and we all love our new piercings!

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    Claudia Cirulli
    11/10/2020

    professional body piercing in newport rhode island

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    VERDON GRV
    7/10/2018

    Amazing place to get my daughters' ears pierced. Staff was friendly professional and amazing with the kids. Can't recommend enough! Prices are on par with other shops but service is a cut above!

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    Michael Woodmansee
    6/22/2021
  • Such a great experience! Greg made the piercing experience so comforting. The store was very clean and Greg made sure to take his time. It was very evident that he cared about his customers. I would 100% go back here for any other piercings in the future!

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    Avaa Oliviaa
    4/30/2021

    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 got my nose pierced while visiting from Ohio! They did such a good job and got me in at last minute . They all were so nice and friendly ! They had such cool stuff in there and the vibes were everything . I completely recommend !

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    Jacq S
    9/11/2019
  • 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

    I went in on my lunch break and he fit me in right away! Very nice and very professional. Very clean. I would definitely recommend this business to anyone! Very satisfied with the results!

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    Lisa Barto
    7/12/2021

    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
  • My boyfriend got his nose pierced here and it made me wish I had gotten mine done at this shop! He was talked through the the whole piercing procedure as well as what to expect during the healing process. They truly want you to have a great experience at this shop and care about your revovery/healing. I also really appreciated that the piercing included the cleaning solution and wasn't an additional thing you had to pay for 🙂

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    Samantha M
    1/10/2022

    love the vibes and workers !!! great place to check out if you're in newport !!!

    Kaylee Tanganelli Avatar
    Kaylee Tanganelli
    10/11/2019

    Nice people

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    Alexis Daluz
    9/11/2019
  • I had my belly button pierced here today and Greg (the man doing the piercing) made the experience very comfortable. He thoroughly explained the procedure along with the after-care which eased my nerves. The piercing looks great and I am so happy I chose to have it done here!

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    Anna Lubic
    6/25/2020

    The owner is always super friendly and knowledgeable, and they always have quality products

    Colin Redlich Avatar
    Colin Redlich
    12/20/2019

    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!

    Michaela Conway Avatar
    Michaela Conway
    9/19/2021
  • 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 got my nipples pierced and Greg did an amazing job! They were very clean, professional, and made me feel very comfortable. I could not have picked a better place to get my piercing done.

    Chloe Melillo Avatar
    Chloe Melillo
    9/28/2020

    AMAZING! I got a belly button piercing and I absolutely love it! The owner, Greg, did a great job and talked me through the whole thing. I felt so relaxed and not nervous at all!

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    Leah Berube
    6/21/2020
  • 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

    My friends and I were on girls weekend in Newport and came across High Hopes. We all were privileged enough to be pierced by the G.O.A.T — Greg, of course. He was so professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, fun etc etc! We loved him!!! See you soon Greg ( . ) ( . )

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    Grace Elizabeth
    1/26/2020

    I really enjoy the staff at High Hopes/Stix and Studs. I've done the majority of my piercings with their main piercer and he always takes his time and he's very gentle. I got my rook and my industrial done the other day and I couldn't be more happy with the results. I originally thought about getting my daith done but he assured me that because I have a thicker ear the daith may be unsafer to do and I may be at higher risk of infection. This was very good information for me to know. He's also very honest and wasn't afraid to tell me that my piercings were in sensitive places and that they'd probably hurt. My rook piercing was bleeding badly and it got on my shirt, I told him it was fine, but he cleaned the blood stain off at the store which was very nice. I'd recommend Stix and Studz to anyone looking for some cool new piercings. The service is pleasant from beginning to end and all of the staff is friendly. No complaints about this experience. Thanks!

    Jay Greene Avatar
    Jay Greene
    6/24/2020
  • Amazing place, gentleman who runs the store is super nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend 11/10

    Richie Schur Avatar
    Richie Schur
    8/11/2019

    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

    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

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