Tattoos >Venus Modern Body Arts
199 E 4TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.724073 -73.984123
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village
It took 68 years to find the best.... – I have been going to Venus Modern Body Arts for years to get piercings and jewelry, it was during one of these visits where I met Logan Aguilar, an Amazing tattoo artist. We had a great connection and trust that made me want him to tattoo me. I got my first tattoo by Logan last night, It is SPECTACULAR !! More so than I could imagine. His skill and patience hand in hand made for a thrilling ex perience. He ended up redoing the stencil a few times till it was exactly what I wanted. I HIGHLY recomend Logan for first and now continuing tattoos....
Rafael Velez – I stopped by the other day to get a consultation on a tattoo, and before I knew it, I was hopping on the tattoo table. Rafael was my artist, and I couldn't have asked for a better guy to get the job done. He was very professional and friendly. After showing him the design I wanted, he offered different variations on how we could shade and color my tattoo design. I'm a big baby (got my tattoo on my ribcage, and I winced... a little), but he was kind and patient with me every step of the way. All in all, clean place, great staff, and awesome tattoo artist! Thanks, Rafael!
Amazing tattoo artist – Had my first tattoo a few weeks back here. My artist was Logan. He was so patient with me!... gentle, explained everything so well, and did such a brilliant job. I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. I've had no problems with it what so ever.
The shop is clean and well kept. They are total professionals. And completely talented. I thought their prices were good and justified for such a high level of skill.
I found them purely by recommendations, and i will forever recommend them on.
Brilliant tattoo artist and great piercers – I first went to Venus with my husband to get his transverse lobe piercing, and on a whim I decided to get a cartilage stud. I'm a complete wuss about needles, so I was pretty nervous, but Rob was great -- I didn't feel a thing, and the placement was perfect. The jewelry they offer is exquisite, even if it is a bit pricey. My husband's transverse piercing was also perfectly placed, and (he says) totally painless.
A few days after my piercing, and based on my good experience, I decided to have a tattoo done at Venus. I had an old, very ugly tattoo on my thigh I wanted covered up. I met with artist Rafael for a consultation, with only a vague idea of what I was looking for (cherry blossoms). In less than 10 minutes he'd designed something beautiful that was exactly what I needed, so I decided to go ahead and get it done on the spot. Like I said, I can't take pain -- and I won't lie and say it was 100% painless, but I can't imagine any way it could have been less painful. Rafael was incredibly gentle and very encouraging during the process, and I felt I was in very good hands. The tattoo came out so beautifully, I almost teared up. My ugly old tat completely disappeared, and is covered by a vibrant, elegant, and very "me" design. I honestly can't say enough about Rafael's skill and bedside manner. And, despite some people on here griping about price, I thought it was very inexpensive for the level of skill and beauty evident in the final work.
I strongly recommend to anyone looking for a piercing or tattoo to head to Venus, and ask for Rafael if you're thinking about a tat (though I'm sure their other artists are great, too). Body art is an investment, and this place has the level of professional skill, warmth, great customer service, and beautiful jewelry and tattoo designs that anyone would want. I, my husband, and any friends who ask my opinion are sure to keep patronizing Venus for years to come.
Best Piercing Shop in NYC – Venus Modern Body Arts was a great experience all around. Being from out of town i wanted an affordable piercing as well as a reliable piercer. The shop was clean, inviting, and located in the Village. Rob was my piercer and he was very gentle and knowledgeable about piercing. i couldn't have had a better experience. Ask for Rob!!
absolutely fantastic – It was for my first tat and Rafael was my artist. he was really friendly and gave me great advice on my ideas and helped me figure out the best tattoo for me. He was really honest and reasonable abut the price. i actually left my necklace there and he called me to tell me and held it for me until i could pick it up. my tats came out beautifully and i will definietly go back for more.
stuning – After a quick consult Rafael created a custom design and detailed work that is imaginative and beautiful. His design perfectly works and fits within the natural constitution of my body and shape. Further, Rafael works quickly and carefully, he doesn't overwork the skin leaving a beautiful tattoo that will look good forever... I hope:)... I plan to live a very long long life.
My husband and I live in Texas now after living in NYC and Connecticut for years and I will travel planes, trains, and cabs to get to his tattoo table. In fact, my husband said, "don't go nuts" and now that I am home and he has seen Rafael's work he said get as many as you want these are classy, sexy, and sensual, the kind of tattoo a girl would hope for. I am hoping to go back asap for more!!! I have a few more ideas in mind;)
Ralph Velez – I must say that Ralph transformed by back into a piece of artwork. I could not be happier with what he has created. Ralph is a very talented artist and a great guy. He has done a whole back piece on me, and more on my lower back. He is in the process of finishing the rest of it and I could not have asked for more. The coloring, outlining, shading and overall piece is beautiful and I get compliments on it just about every day. He listens to what you want and totally makes it into something breathtaking. I am incredibly pleased with what he has done, and I will never go to anyone else besides him. He is very professional, creative, and will make anyones experience a great one. I highly recommend him, his talent is hard to find.
Ralph Velez – Ralph is charming and respectable. If this is your first time getting a tattoo, he will walk you through the process, incorporating your ideas to create a great piece of art. He will give you a couple of sketches to see what works, He does not compromise art just to make a buck. His tattoos are asethetically pleasing to the eye and body. I get many compliments on how clean the lines are and shadows are. I have recommended my family, friends, co-workers and patients. Ladies, he's the one to go to....
Ralph's Tattoos – When entering the shop, at first it seems like it's only piercing but I was greeted by Ralph who assured me that it was also a tattoo shop and asked me what I was interested in. He showed me his portfolio so I could look at his quality of work, which is very impressive. After explaining to him what I wanted he gave me really good ideas and told me what would look best and also, suggested where it would look best on my body. I gave him a deposit and when I returned he had a couple of custom sketches for me, which I loved and quickly decided to start my tattoo.
He was funny and made the experience smoother, he was patient and attentive making sure I was ok and he made sure that every detail of the piece was exact.
He gave me his card and told me to call him if I had a problems or questions.
I have recommended all my friends to go to Ralph and they agree with my opinion of him and his work, I am definitely coming back to getting another one.
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