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

  • Got both of my lobes pierced to prepare for gauges, and Greg did a fantastic job. Professional and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend going to High Hopes/Stix and Studz!

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    Dylan Ruckdeschel
    6/25/2022

    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

    I got my septum done here and had a great experience with Greg!!! very experienced with his work and accommodated for my needs. I felt comfortable throughout the whole process, as he explained what he was doing, and worked smoothly and confidently. The piercing itself turned out great too! He told me how it would look before hand and made sure I was fine with it all. He also hooked me up with specific after piercing solution to clean with, so no need to buy saline!

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    Ethan González
    4/24/2022
  • 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 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

    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
  • 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

    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!

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    Ava Biafore
    1/04/2020

    Got my nipples pierced on the first, Greg did an excellent job and made the experience both comfortable and as painless as possible. He was nice and both professional and fun. Prices are great too. Would highly recommend.

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    Cory Catty
    1/03/2020
  • 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

    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

    I got two earlobe piercings on my left year and the process was pretty easy. Greg is chill. I truly appreciate him taking the time to position the piercings correctly and choosing the right piercing and gauge for the location. I've had bad experience with another piercer, who rushed and didn't bother using the right piercing for the helix piercing and I had so much struggle with the healing.
    Greg took time, checked it many times, had me and my friend check it too, before piercing. Thank you for that!
    The aftercare solution and instructions were pretty clear and my piercings are healing nicely and look awesome 🙂 Thank you!
    Would come back again!

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    Helene Kuhn
    8/13/2022
  • 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

    Great customer service

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    Andrew Avery
    3/06/2020

    If you are in need of ANYTHING, come here. To start off, Greg was amazing. He was such good help, knew all of his material, and had a great store for all your necessary purchases. While I was here I went to two other places, but nothing beats High Hope. 100% recommend!

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    Danny Dee
    8/11/2019
  • Absolutely amazing experience. I just got my septum done here earlier and the staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. I loving leaving a place with no questions to ask I will definetly be coming back here for future piercings!

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    Ari Parsons
    4/25/2021

    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!

    Bella Saliba Avatar
    Bella Saliba
    6/28/2020

    Great people. Owner Greg and Molly are great. Did amazing job assisting me with my nose piercing emergency. Will definitely be going back.

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    Kathy guadagni
    2/19/2020
  • 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

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

    Colin Redlich Avatar
    Colin Redlich
    12/20/2019

    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
  • Everything you want in a piercing shop. Outstanding customer service, kind and attentive. A professional, clean environment allowed us to have a great experience.

    W Miller Avatar
    W Miller
    4/10/2022

    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

    Such good vibes lots of love for my people

    Leah Clark Avatar
    Leah Clark
    10/11/2019
  • 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!

    Meg Farrell Avatar
    Meg Farrell
    7/23/2021

    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!

    Hailley Vieira Avatar
    Hailley Vieira
    11/01/2021

    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
  • 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.

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

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

    Emma North Avatar
    Emma North
    1/25/2020

    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

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