Piercing >Aloha Monkey Tattoo
13716 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN | Directions 5533744.755272 -93.277869
Mon-Sat Noon-9pm ; Sun Noon-5pm
I've loved every experience of mine at Aloha Monkey. I've gotten two tattoos there both done by Josh Arment and i cant explain how happy I am with both of them. The atmosphere in Aloha Monkey is extremely chill and relaxing. Every time you walk in you're welcomed by the amazing staff that works there. The shop itself is very clean and well kept, with plenty of amazing flash to chose from from a variety of different styles. The quality of work is unbeatable, I've had multiple friends get tattooed there, by both Josh Arment and other tattoo artists there. Every time we go out we get nothing but compliments on the work and immediately ask where we got them. I have actually started carrying around there card now because i get asked so much. The pricing is very affordable, with great staff who are very knowledgeable in their area's who can answer any question you may have. Aloha Monkey is THE best place for your tattooing needs in the minneapolis area, it's especially great as it doubles as a walk-in and you can reserve a day! I highly recommend them and look forward to getting more work done there in the future!
I love Aloha Monkey. I got my first tattoo elsewhere, then was recommended here by a friend, and will never get work done by anyone other than Gabe Munoz. He's an awesome dude who does awesome work. I have a buddy with a sleeve from Josh Arment, and another who has one in the works by him also. It's nice being able to come into the shop and be able to sit and chat out my ideas for the work I'm going to get done, and also get their feedback. Very professional place, very clean, awesome flash, and great history. I highly recommend Aloha Monkey if you want great work that will definitely catch the eyes of others.
Every time I walk into Aloha Monkey I am always greeted by the friendly staff in a matter minutes, the service is awesome, the shop is super clean, the workers are very friendly and helpful. Every time I have walked out of the shop my new tattoo, it has been amazing quality and has become the envy of of my friends. I cant say enough about the quality of work friends and myself have received from Josh Arment, Kenny Ford, Gabe Munoz, Josh Palmer and Mark Landis over the years.
This is by far the best shop in Minneapolis! A+++++
Aloha Monkey Tattoo in Burnsville is not the place you want to go to get a tattoo done. I came in wanting to have a piece done in September 2012, and the artist I talked to straight up told me “ No, I can’t do that for you but I’ll do [this] instead” - and completely turned down the drawing of the tattoo I wanted, and suggested something entirely different. Something I wasn’t interested in having on my arm AT ALL. I found another artist in the shop, and he agreed to do the piece I wanted. The tattoo came out much different than I had asked for. I wasn’t entirely satisfied, so I made an appointment and came back to see that same artist to have more added to it a few months later, in February of 2013. Upon arriving at the shop, I found that he scheduled over my appointment. Not just once, twice; on two separate dates. I came to the shop as soon as they opened yesterday and caught the artist walking in. He completely refused to touch up the tattoo that he had put there, refusing to finish what he started. He basically told me to F OFF and that he wasn’t interested in working with me. The staff is unfriendly and unprofessional, except for the female receptionist; she’s very helpful. I will absolutely never visit that shop again, and STRONGLY advise going elsewhere. Poor quality work and unprofessional staff, not a good place to go.
I would give this place 2/5 stars. Good quality but way overpriced and rude workers. Some friends and I went here to get tattoo's and they wanted to charge us 150 each for three small words. They do quality work but they over charge people because they can. I've been in the store many times and they have been quite rude to me every time. After some searching I found a place in Eagan called Rockin Tattoo's and they were super nice and only charged 70 dollars for the three words. It was the same quality as aloha monkey but the staff was so much nicer.
I got an ear piercing at aloha and the guy who pierced it was going to put in smaller posts when it healed for free and when I went back a few months later he no longer worked there and they never had the smaller posts in the first place.
the only place I trust!! – When I was going to get my first tattoo, I went to 3 other stores nearby and NONE of them had such great customer service as Aloha Monkey did!!
I love my tattoo! I healed very well and the artists were all very professional and sanitary. They redid a horrible tattoo my dad had gotten years ago from another store and it looks brand new! They do amazing work here! I love all the artists- they are fun, great to talk to, and are genuinely interested in ensuring you get what you want.
The prices can be a little much BUT you get amazing work for what you pay for.
These people know what they are doing!!! I trust no other store but this one! I love the artists and I love all their work!! I'm planning on going back for my next few tattoos :)
Awsome tattoos – Josh Arment recently tattooed me and it's the best work I've ever had done. He did a great back piece for me and I couldn't love it more! People constantly stop me on the street and ask me about it. If you're going anywhere else to get your ink done you're going to the wrong place! All the guys are amazing and Josh is incredible! Don't go anywhere else!
Great Tattoo’s by Great People – I had my first tattoo done at the Aloha Monkey more than 10 years ago. I happened upon it by dumb luck and had no idea about the history of the shop or then owner Mike “Rollo Banks” Malone. Rollo and the shop have a legacy that extends back to Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins in Honolulu. Josh Arment is now the HMIC (head monkey in charge) and has been tattooing me for about 5 years.
Josh has done great tattoos (2 ¾ sleeves and a full back piece in progress). I’ve had tattoos at other shops and artists in various places throughout the US but none have been near as good as what I’ve had at the Monkey. Today, despite living on the East Coast, I travel back to Minnesota a few times per year to have Josh Arment do my tattoos.
Josh runs a tight ship and has a quality crew capable of doing just about what ever kind of tattoo you want… except a bad one. The entire staff has always been extremely respectful and professional and today I count them as friends. If you want a real tattoo, I highly recommend this shop.
Fabulous and Friendly – OMG- I HIGHLY recommend getting your tat at "Aloha Monkey". The staff is so very friendly. I was so relaxed I felt at home!! Never having a tat I shopped around and hear lot of negative comments about this shop but checked it out anyway along with a few other places. These guys are very professional , clean, and helpful and reasonably priced. I can't say enough about them! Thanks Rob for the fabulous job you did on my tats!! Tara your so funny and friendly. You and Bubbles really help me feel comfortable. I will recommend this shop to everyone. I love you guys!!!!
Killer Realism Tattoo by Josh !!! – Josh, the owner of Aloha Monkey did an incredible work of art on my back shoulder blade consisting of the head of a wild life Wolf. It is so realistic, I showed my dog, and it literally scared her, and she submitted. That is not a joke. I went in there looking for a good experience after getting a crappy tattoo on my leg by North East Tattoo, and I not only got a good experience, I got a GREAT experience. The history of Mike Malone and The Aloha Monkey has an incredible history. It's great to see these guys were able to carry the good tradition on. I highly recommend!
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