Jewelry >New York Adorned
47 2ND Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.725384 -73.990203
Neighborhoods: Bowery, Downtown, East Village
BEWARE TOTAL RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!! – I purchased a $220 diamond nose ring, and they switched it to a smaller diamond nose ring, I knew it looked different in my nose only 2 find out, they put $160 nose ring in my nose trying to get over, and owner didnt even hear me out, and the man who did this, his name was colby!!!!!!!!!! I am totally reporting them, and such an unfriendly atomosphere!!!!
don't let them adorn you – I went to adorned on a whim. I'd done some research earlier that day and set my sights on Adorned. It looked clean, the staff up front was friendly, and I was getting something simple done so the chances for a F@#$ up were minimal at best... or so I thought.
Damion was to be my artist, and right off the bat there were communication issues. I asked him, not to be rude, but as a thrifty customer, If there was anything that could be done about the estimated price of my tattoo. They quoted me $150 for a small nickle sized circle on my hand, and I knew it was a kiiind of a rip off. He looked at me and said flatly "no" and then added "ya know its not gonna ruin my day if you go somewhere else. I won't loose no sleep over it."
Oh I should've known then, but being eager to get the damn thing done I went along with it. Damion, a brutish man wearing ill fitting jeans took me to the back and put the stencil in place. I asked him to move it a few times, ITS PERMANENT ON MY HAND I have the right to be specific. He was annoyed, but feinging patience.
Once a location was mapped out correctly he began, everything was fine until all of a sudden, I felt the needle go in where it was not supposed to go. I looked at him and said "You're not filling that circle in are you?!" to which he replied "Yea, That's what you wanted." oh. no.
I looked down and saw a giant black sploch in the center of what was supposed to be my simple circle. He said, he had asked all the right questions. Sure dude, tell yourself that. On the verge of tears he offered two things, the name of a lazer removal chick in LONG ISLAND or his further services in making his mistake a happy accident.
Me, being the positive thinking go with the flow, down ass bitch that I am took a deep breath and began to think about ways to make the horrific situation better. He brought me symbol books, to page through while he got up in what I hope was shame, and left his station. I sat there and doodled. When he came back he picked up a book as well, and started chuckling about the white supremacy symbol, among other totally inapropriate things. I was shocked.
In the end I designed something for the place on my hand where the circle had been broken by this mongoloid f@#$. I am still appalled by the experience, and the fact that that mongoloid white supremisist ignorant f*%$ in the ill fitting jeans, charged me at all.
If you do decide to get permanently adorned at Adorned... do not let Damion anywhere near you with a gun.
avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!! – talented artists, but the lack of professionalism at the shop means ill never go back there. i have a sleeve that was started by one of the artists there, now after 2 years of trying to get it filled in, about 40 (no joke) phone calls and voicemail tag with the often M.I.A. receptionist of the artist ive given up and decided to find another artist. poor communication and VERY poor customer service. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clean and friendly place – I got my nose pierced at Adorned in July/08. I waited to write a recommendation after seeing the outcome. After searching around and visiting a few places, I chose to go to Adorned. I was nervous when I walked in, as it was my first piercing (other than earlobes). I met Danielle. She was very friendly and patient. She explained the whole process to me and we selected jewellery. She calmed me down and it went exactly like she described. She gave aftercare instructions. I followed them and it's healing nicely. I highly recommend the place which is clean and with friendly staff and I highly recommed Danielle.
Fantastic place – I was looking for a place to get my second tattoo done and I found NYA through city search and I was incredibly pleased with my experience. The staff was very nice and I'm definitely coming back to Damion to get my next tattoos done.
Highly reccommend Colby for piercing!!! – I came here on a Saturday night to get a Monroe piercing. My piercer was Colby. He was awsome!!! He made me feel soooo comfortable, and he did the piercing perfect. It was quick and easy. He really cared about my comfort. He explained exactley why he was placing the piercing where he did. He made sure it was in the right spot- he is a true artist. I love my piercing!! I have had other piercings before, and have passed out everytime. This was the first time i didnt pass out! Colby was so great!
As far as the jewelry, the selection was OKAY. They had some nice jewelry. I paid like $120 for the piercing and jewelry (small CZ stud) plus a tip for Colby. Overall very reccommended- if i ever get another piercing i will come here, and am even considering getting a tat here. The place has a nice ambiance too!
GREAT experience! – I was looking at a couple of places to get my first tattoo done, and finally settled on Adorned after reading the reviews here. I'm glad I did! This being my first ink, I went in feeling nervous as heck and not knowing what to expect. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and made me feel at ease. I went in during their walk-in hours because the design I wanted was really small and simple. I only had to wait for about 15 minutes. My artist, Damion, was very friendly and professional, and did a great job on the tattoo. My only problem with this place is that they have limited walk-in hours (Saturdays after 1 pm only), so you might find yourself waiting a while unless you're at the door at 1 o'clock sharp. Some people may also feel they're too pricey, but hey, when it comes to putting something on your body that's going to be there FOREVER, I'd rather pay top dollar and have a peace of mind knowing I'm getting the best there is. I love my tattoo, and will definitely go to Adorned again.
best female tattoo artist in the city – i literally joined this site, just to leave a good review here for the haters. they're simply direct, and to the point with their clients which saves time for everyone. for those who think 150 an hour is pricey, go to ur local spot and get a sleeve done for 50 bux and see how well its done. :P stephanie tamez did my first tatt, and i fully plan on going back to NYA for more work from her. i booked it and had a consultation with her at NYSA but got the tatt done at the brooklyn NYA2 before its grand opening, which is a total honor! stephanie walked me through the process and freehanded something that makes me happy every time i see it. and she covered the top half of my back in less than 2 hours. thank you! AND her advice on aftercare is the best i've heard and it healed perfectly (not a single scab or other problem) in about 10 days.
Great ear piercing – I had my first ever piercings - earlobes - today at the age of twenty-one. Danielle, who pierced me, made me feel really at ease, as did all the other people working there. The jewelry is very pretty (although expensive) and everything was very clean. I felt really comfortable and am glad I chose to have my ears needle-pierced instead of pierced by a gun. Highly recommended!
Great staff, great place to go – I had my first piercing by Colby and he was great. For being a pretty sensitive area he made me extremely comfortable and has a very soothing way about him. He's completely in-tune with his work and looks for perfection in the positioning and making sure you are happy.
All of the staff was extremely helpful and very nice as well, not pretentious or trying to pressure anyone into anything or working with a do it now or get out mentality. They also want to make you comfortable in the setting and that feels reassuring, and it has such a great vibe. I can't recommend them enough and I will definitely go back to get more done there.
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