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

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

    bas mach Avatar
    bas mach
    10/11/2019

    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.

    Taylor Hall Avatar
    Taylor Hall
    1/04/2020

    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
  • 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

    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

    Stix N Studz is great! I had a piercing emergency -- no details, but I was freaking out -- and I went in, with no appointment or anything. They helped me out right away, and were so kind and reassuring. Greg (I think) handled the situation and was definitely like Piercing Dad -- "ok, let's get this fixed, here's what we're going to do" and it was a huge relief. I will definitely be going back in the future!

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    Becca P
    7/12/2020
  • 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

    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

    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 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

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

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    IONEYE
    2/12/2020

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

    Kiara Maloney Avatar
    Kiara Maloney
    6/21/2020
  • Great customer service

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    Andrew Avery
    3/06/2020

    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!

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    Vincent Legaspi
    1/03/2020

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

    Kaylee Tanganelli Avatar
    Kaylee Tanganelli
    10/11/2019

    Great jewelry selection, clean environment and great customer service!

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    Lilith Weltman-Cavanagh
    7/17/2018

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

    Got my nose pierced here, and it looks great! Fantastic customer service, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a piercing!!

    Brooke Martins Avatar
    Brooke Martins
    2/09/2020

    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!

    Elsbeth D Avatar
    Elsbeth D
    9/15/2020
  • 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!

    Christine Leonard Avatar
    Christine Leonard
    7/01/2020

    Did a great job on our Helix piercings 🙂

    Valentina Avatar
    Valentina
    7/11/2019

    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!

    Leah Kendrick Avatar
    Leah Kendrick
    8/18/2020
  • professional body piercing in newport rhode island

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    VERDON GRV
    7/10/2018

    They are super professional and very clean. Had my ears pierced for the first time and Greg made me feel very comfortable. Will definitely go back!

    Ava Biafore Avatar
    Ava Biafore
    1/04/2020

    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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