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 came into Stix n Studz with an unusual request - needed some body piercings reinserted after they were pulled during a surgery. The experience was great from start to finish. It was easy to make an appt, they took me in right on time, and Greg was wonderful - quick, but gentle and v. conscious of safety and sterility. You're in good hands at Stix n Studz!

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    Meg Farrell
    7/23/2021

    Went in today looking around and the piercer was able to help me pick out a new nose ring. He was able to help pick the correct size, because I was unsure. Very quick and easy removal of old stud and application of the new ring. Informed me of all after care to make sure it was clean and taken care of.

    10/10 would recommend this place for your piecing needs!

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    Brooke Cabeceiras
    4/11/2021

    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
  • 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

    Greg made it very comfortable to get my ears pierced. I got my third holes on my lobes + first cartilage. Definitely will be going back for more!

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    Hannah Lasorsa
    6/12/2021

    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
  • 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

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

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    IONEYE
    2/12/2020

    Greg was very professional and made me feel comfortable! Very informative and did a wonderful job with my piercings. I would definitely recommend if you are in that area. Thank you!

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    Leah Kendrick
    8/18/2020
  • 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

    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

    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 jewelry selection, clean environment and great customer service!

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    Lilith Weltman-Cavanagh
    7/17/2018

    Great customer service

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    Andrew Avery
    3/06/2020
  • 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

    highly recommend. hi greg, you just pierced my ear for the second time this week. thank you (i really like it)

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    julia aureliano
    10/11/2019

    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
  • Nice people

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    Alexis Daluz
    9/11/2019

    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 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 have gotten two piercings from Greg in the past year! The staff are very friendly, clean and professional. The healing process has a been a breeze. Will definitely go to stixnstudz for any future piercings 🙂

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    Caroline Conway
    7/11/2020

    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.

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    Chloe Melillo
    9/28/2020

    Greg was awesome. I got my first piercing ever in my ear lobes and he did such a good job and made me feel so comfortable that I got my belly button as well on the same visit!! I’ll definitely be back soon. I would suggest if you’re looking for the cleanest and most chill place in RI.

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    Taylor Hall
    1/04/2020
  • I got my ears pierced for the first time and Greg was very accommodating. He provided all the information I needed, and was transparent in what he was doing. I felt comfortable and relaxed.

    He also is a good conversationalist - provided great tips for the local area!

    Vincent Legaspi Avatar
    Vincent Legaspi
    1/03/2020

    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.

    Camryn Murasso Avatar
    Camryn Murasso
    4/23/2021

    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
  • My fiancé wanted to getting her second holes for her ears pierced. They were super responsive and had her come right in. Everything was very clean and very professional. The level of detail put into piercing her ears was amazing. This is hands down the place to go.

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    luke barkhuff
    2/23/2021

    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.

    Rachel Schulz Avatar
    Rachel Schulz
    9/02/2021

    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

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