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

  • 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 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

    amazing experience! the owner was so nice and did a great job. i came in really nervous and he made me feel really calm. very professional and sanitary!

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    Kathryn Madore
    6/21/2020
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Got my fourth ear holes / cartilage pierced, barely even felt it! 2 days later it’s already healing amazingly with their solution.
    10000% always answer phone, super polite, amazing people for sure who love what they do and they’re good at it.

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    Kendall Crawford
    8/17/2022

    professional body piercing in newport rhode island

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    VERDON GRV
    7/10/2018

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Insane, I don’t know how else to describe it!! I got my ears pierced here in June with my cousin! He talked us through the whole process and even gave me a stress ball to squeeze while piercing! My friends are all astonished too! They healed so fast and so well everyone can’t believe it’s only been around 6 months! It was such an easy process! They made sure the earrings were placed precisely and used a surgically sharp needle. Used titanium as the starter earings which was amazing and gave us such good maintenance instructions. I will definitely come back for a second piercing soon. Just amazing!

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    bumble Bea
    11/28/2021

    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
  • 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

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

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    Colin Redlich
    12/20/2019

    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 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
  • I needed a quick replacement plug for one of mine that fell out while i was on vacation. This place was able to help! And they had some really cute options

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    Kailey Barrows
    6/28/2022

    After today’s experience I refuse to go anywhere else for my piercings. Great atmosphere, very professional , and Susie really made my experience that much better, supper friendly and funny! Great staff, 10/10 would definitely recommend!!

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    Kaylee Gemme
    7/07/2020

    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
  • Greg is Amazing!! I got 3 piercings and he was efficient, clean and very clear about how to take care of my new bling. You’re definitely in good hands with this guy. And the staff were super cool and accommodating about me changing my schedule on them last minute. I definitely won’t be going anywhere else. Highly recommend!!

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    Amy Connolly
    6/20/2021

    Got my nipples re-pierced here by Greg today! It hurt LESS the second time around!!!👏🏼 (different location the first time)
    He made sure I was comfortable and was very precise with jewelry placing, cleanliness, and was very friendly.
    I’ve gotten pierced from many different piercers, and this was by far the best/easiest experience. 10/10 recommend to anyone.
    Thanks Greg!!!!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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    Zachel Colon Rodriguez
    6/02/2022

    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
  • 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 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

    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

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