Tattoos >Venus Modern Body Arts
199 E 4TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.724073 -73.984123
Neighborhoods: Alphabet City, Downtown, East Village
Logan Aguilar....The Master – Logan, or The Master as I call him is a true artist. His work is original, realistic and completely customized for not only your body, and body placement, but he through conversation and taking the time in getting to know a bit about you, he incorporates who you are in the art as well. He has done all four of my tattoos. The fourth was quite extensive; 20+ hours over 4 sessions. I absolutely LOVE my art. I would not trust anyone else to work on me. He has got me hooked!
I wouldn't go anywhere else – While I haven't had any piercings done at this shop, I have to say as far as tattoo artists go, Logan Aguilar is absolutely amazing. I recently went to him to get my first tattoo and was looking for something realistic, colorful, and original. If you're looking for a quick pick from a handout of pre-drawn tattoos, go elsewhere, because this man is a true artist. I got it on one of the supposedly most painful spots (side ribcage) and not only was he gentle, but I felt completely at ease. The hour I spent there felt like 15 minutes. He listened to everything I wanted and gave me a one of a kind, beautiful piece that I know I'll love forever. About a week after getting it done, I was interested in having him add to a few spots and he booked me a new appointment within a week.
The shop is extremely sanitary and has a relaxed vibe. The rest of the staff I encountered were extremely helpful and friendly and made me not only feel at ease but excited as well. If you're looking for a great experience, whether it's your first tattoo or your fiftieth, Logan is hands down the man to go to.
Cool shop, great vibe, EXCELLENT staff – This small shop tucked away on East 4th Street in the East Village is a gem. The atmosphere is comfortable and the shop is impeccably clean.
I first when to Venus to have Logan Aguilar do a repair on a tattoo. The results were amazing. Logan has a great personality and is very in touch with how you are feeling when getting inked. When talking with him about my next piece he "got" what I wanted and showed me an example of his vision. When it was finished it was just what I wanted, the way I wanted it.
I also had a tragus piercing done by Rob at Venus. His room is sanitary and spotless. The jewelry he uses is gorgeous - precious metals with precious stones. Rob is quick and makes the piercing as painless as possible.
Venus is a great place for ink or piercing. I also understand that Logan does scarification, but I think I'm a bit chicken for that... right now.
Rafael= Awesome. – I walked in for a tattoo, and they got me in within an hour. They are amazingly nice and super clean. I got my tattoo done by Rafael, and he was great! I couldn't be more pleased.
Logan Aguilar....Amazing Tattoo Artist. – I have been going to Venus Modern Body Arts for my piercing needs for the last three or four years. It was on one of those visits that I met Logan Aguilar, who is an amazing artist. I have wanted a tattoo for years, but, being diagnosed with diabetes I thought I would have to go without it. After talking with Logan more than a few times, I realized that I could actually get one done. We scheduled a seating and I had to postpone it because of health reasons. Logan was very understading and we were able to reschedule the seating. I finally got my tattoo and must say I LOVE IT. Logan was very patient and extremely gentle. He made sure I had eaten prior to the tattoo and also made sure I had something with me to eat with me while he worked. He asked more than a few times how I was feeling and even encouraged me to pop a snack to avoid low blood sugar issues. I did ask him to stop once so I could pop a snack and drink some water, he had no problem allowing me the break. It was this caring attitude and attention to detail that made me decide that I would have to get another tattoo by him even before he was finished with my first one. Logan YOU TOTALLY ROCK!! He carefully explained the aftercare to me and made sure to answer any questions I had. I am honored to consider Logan a friend as well as my tattoo artist. Thanks for the experience Logan, looking forward to working with you again.
Best Body Mod Shop – Venus is the best body modification shop around. I live in Boston, and come all the way down for tattoos by Logan Aguilar. I'm sad to say we just finished my rib piece of 3 huge roses, so I'm going to have to brainstorm for my next. He is the only artist I will let work on my body. Although I'm a fan of needles, I don't have many piercings. I got a botch belly button ring from a horrible place, and it turned into a staph infection. Rob removed the ring for me, taught me how to heal it, and once it was better, re-pierced it for me. It looks awesome now. All the guys are great at Venus, if I lived closer, I would stop by on a regular basis. I definitely recommend this shop, Logan and Rob. I have and will continue to bring friends here for work. Its the best.
Artistic and professional: Rafael Velez – I got my first tattoo - ever - done by Ralph. Not only did he make it perfect, but somehow it didn't hurt either. It was exactly what I imagined; I loved it so much, I went back for another from him. This time I got one of his Taino symbols. He re-sized it twice until it was the perfect size and then he completed it perfectly.
-- I'll be going back for a third. Not only is he a super talented artist, he's calm, friendly and honest and puts you immediately at ease. I would definitely recommend him for your tattoo art; he's totally worth it.
I've had a lot of work done by Chris, which is amazing, and I have to say that it's awesome to see him working at such a prestigious space. I've heard so much about Venus through friends and I think that Chris will definitely add to the atmosphere and artistry. He's a great guy, really laid back and patient, and his artwork is incredible. He's meticulous, fully knowledgeable, and innovative and really helps you to find what you're looking for in your chosen piece. I highly recommend him!
Rafael is Great – Rafael was the best tattoo artist I could have imagined to do my tattoo. This was my first tattoo, and I was freaked out. Rafael was totally calm the whole time, and I felt that I could leave at any point if I decided to bail out-- but I didn't.
He helped me size the tattoo and place it perfectly, so it is small and discreet but beautiful.
It was clear that he knew what he was doing, and everything was clean and explained through.
I love my tattoo, Rafael prepped me on everything to expect getting it and how to care for it.
I would recommend that any of my friends go see Rafael for a tattoo. He perfectly combines his artistic skills with your desires to create something that you are both proud of.
Amazing! – I first went to Venus Modern Body Arts to get my rook and lobes pierced by Rob, who was amazing. He was very gentle and did a great job on the placement (they are now my favorite piercings!). I never really thought of getting a tattoo here because to me, it was just a piercing shop; plus, I was pretty happy with the tattoos I had and didn't feel the need to try a new place for my next one. Then one day, a friend of mine decided to get a small tattoo here, and I went with her. I ended up getting a small thing on my ankle. I was so impressed by how nice Ralph was and how well the small tattoos came out that I went back a couple days later for another one. I brought in the design I wanted, and he redrew it, changing it slightly (and checking the drawing with me) so I wouldn't have the exact same tattoo as someone else. This was my first color tattoo, so I was kind of nervous, but I trusted Ralph to color it in well, so I gave him a general idea of the colors I wanted used and let him do his thing. He did such an amazing job--I'm so in love with the end result! The shading and blending of the colors is gorgeous, and it's a really vibrant design. Not only is the tattoo amazing, but the experience was also one to remember. As I mentioned earlier, Ralph is super nice (he asked me several times if I was ok, and he invited me to let him know if I was ever too uncomfortable, which I never was), and he really listens to what you want. I've had such good experiences here that Venus Modern Body Arts has definitely become the place I go for all future piercings and tattoos. Thanks so much!!
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