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Venus by Maria Tash Inc. - 57 Reviews - 653 Broadway, New York, NY - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (212) 253-0921

Venus by Maria Tash Inc.

653 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 253-0921
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Venus by Maria Tash Inc. - New York, NY


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FANTASTIC PLACE! I have had two piercings here in different years, on both occasions the piercings and the jewelery were simply amazing. I looked all over NY (I am picky). Nothing...


I was there to purchase body jewelry. And with the exception of Cameron (who was gracious and apologetic regarding the situation), the woman who was ""helping"" me was as rude and...


FANTASTIC PLACE! I have had two piercings here in different years, on both occasions the piercings and the jewelery were simply amazing. I looked all over NY (I am picky). Nothing compares to the quality and craftsmanship and beauty of the jewelery here. It is simply gorgeous and really well made. The piercers are very professional and informative. The piercings were not a big deal as I was talked through them. Everything about this place is of the highest quality. On top of this the people who work here are very patient and helpful. (I went back several times before deciding.)This is an OUTSTANDING place. I love it! more

Extraordinarily! 4/25/2011

Venus by Maria Tash is extraordinarily they have great service and well selection of jewelry to pick out for any kind of piercing, I went there today for the first time and you can mix n' match with different selection of jewelery and the quality is very well especially for being located in the area it is which is Noho on Broadway near Soho. I loved it though i was content with the jewelry i bought and reinserting my navel. more

SUPERB!!! 4/6/2011

Great service, friendly, patient, and informative staff, beautiful jewelry.\r \r My birthday wish this year was to get my nose pierced. Venus by Maria Tash made that wish come true and the outcome was better than I could ever dream. First, when you walk into the studio everything is clean, when I went I was the only customer in the studio so I love all the attention I was getting from the staff. The jewelry collection is pricey but it's oh so worth it as the jewelry is simply breath-taking. Yes, all the needles and gloves are brand new and they prove to you that everything has been sterilized. (I even got to keep the pen that was used to mark the spot for my piercing)What really won me over was how kind, patient, and informative the staff was with me. This was my first real piercing w/ the exception of my ear (which was pierced when I was a baby). Chris was my piercer and he is SIMPLY AMAZING!! Two thumbs up!! He was calm, experienced, kind and reassured me through the whole procedure.\r Overall, If I decide to get more piercing Venus by Maria Tash is the only place I'm going to! more

Great service, skillful staff, clean place! 3/11/2011

A couple of weeks ago I went to Venus by Maria Tash Located in the East Village of NYC,to get my third ear lobe piercing. The sales person/owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answered all the questions I had about the procedure, jewelry & prices. The guy that was doing my piecing was very experienced, calm and professional. He explained to me all about the procedure step by step. The process of piercing was unexpectedly almost painless. It’s been two weeks, but the new piercing feels like the old one already, doesn’t hurt at all. The first two of my piercings were done at the different place by the gun. What a different experience!! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone! \r more

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Skillful piercers and exquisite jewelry 8/11/2010

I'd just been to Venus' sister store location to get a catilage piercing, and it looked so beautiful I wanted a bit more. I'd heard the Maria Tash location had a wider selection of jewelry, and it does -- the pieces are all unique and beautiful, though they range from a little pricey to way-out-of-my-leauge. I picked out a pair for some second lobe piercings, and another for my cartilage, with the clerk's help. Everyone was warm and friendly, and very knowledgable about their stock. My piercer was a perfect pro, and even though I'm a huge wuss it was pretty painless, even when he had to work through some old scar tissue on my lobes. I definitely recommend this place for a clean, pain-free, comfortable experience -- as long as you're not put off by paying what it's worth. more

Turned out this newcomer 5/10/2010

I never thought of myself as the ""piercing type"", but after I saw the awesome jewelry here, I got my flower pierced at this place.. It was handled with absolute professionalism, discretion, speediness and to boot the guy that did it was fine as the day is long! I am looking forward to going again and recommend it to everyone I know. more

Rude. Rude. Rude. 5/7/2010

I was there to purchase body jewelry. And with the exception of Cameron (who was gracious and apologetic regarding the situation), the woman who was ""helping"" me was as rude and as unhelpful as she could possibly be. This would be unacceptable anywhere — but considering their high prices and reputation I found it absolutely unbelievable. Pros: They have beautiful jewelry Cons: I have never before received such rude non-service more

amazing customer service!!! 5/4/2010

I went in today very nervous after looking at their website at least once a day for the past month. I'm looking at piercing my nose but today got the second hole done in my earlobes to get a feel for what it's like. I've only been pierced by gun before and had nothing but bad experiences. Cameron gave me so much information and helped me choose studs in my price range. The actual piercing was so quick and about as painless as it could be. He was gentle, reminded me to breathe and talked me through the whole process. Today's experience was so good i highly recommend this place and will never go anywhere else! Pros: amazing staff! Cons: a little expensive but worth it! more

Excellent NYC Piercings 4/2/2010

Located in the East Village of NYC, it is a great place for piercings and/or tattoo work. Although we went for a piercing, the tattoo artists were busy at work. The tattoo artist's work looked beautiful and the store itself is super clean. Rob, the piercer was amazingly patient. After seeing so many ""fly-by-night"" businesses offering tattoo's and piercings all up and down St Marks, Venus is a great alternative. The staff that works at Venus were very knowledgeable and kind. They specialize in a specific job and have pride in their work. There was no ""convincing"" or push from them at all. Relaxing and totally non-pretentious. They actually smiled and talked to you about what you want. I would recommend Venus in a heartbeat. Thanks Pros: Clean, non-pretentious, patient, knowledgeable Cons: Did not see any cons except perhaps parking. Who cares more

Great piercing experience for the nervous! 1/12/2010

Very helpful and professional would go back Pros: Classy, clean shop, very paitent, very professional Cons: Can be pricey more

Awesome Cartilage Piercing! 11/29/2009

I had wanted to get my cartilage pierced for a while now, but I was worried because all my friends who did it ended up getting bad infections. After internet research, I decided I needed to go to a real piercing parlor that used needles, not piercing guns. Venus appealed to me because it was a calm, classy environment and not a sleazy tattoo parlor. Venus was great. The saleslady helped me pick out the appropriate earring that I wanted without rushing me. My piercer was awesome, I wish I had caught her name. She was extremely professional and sterilized everything multiple times. The piercing itself did not hurt that badly and I haven't had any pain since the first day. I am avoiding sleeping on it because I don't want to get an infection. but I am EXTREMELY satisfied with everything. My only complaint is that I ended up spending a lot more than I wanted to ($60 for a small white gold ring plus $20 for the piercing plus $7 for the saline solution), but I would much rather spend more and have a great experience than go somewhere cheap and end up with a lot of problems. Pros: Great jewelry selection, great piercers Cons: Expensive more

Unsafe and overpriced 9/13/2009

I had always felt this store was a rip off, you want a great piece of fine navel jewelry buy a reasonably priced earing and have it converted to a navel ring at NY Adorned ( buy the post and have two pieces of threading attached on the ends ) - or just by directly from them and save yourself a fortune by Avoiding Venus. Maria Tash and Co will literally tell you anything you want to hear to make a sale. Her icon navel piece shown in this pic was not designed by her or anyone there ...its a fairly common earing that shes reproduced and marketed as her own. As far as my in-shop experience, my friend went to get a piece installed ( bought elsewhere thankfully) I was appalled watching this go down, she was handled repeatedly without gloves her jewelry was tossed into a cold soak and then a USED unpackaged clamp was used to tighten it. Save your money and health and walk the few blocks to NY adorned. Cons: dirty tools, non sterile jewlery, WAY over priced un-jewlery more

Great place for piercing and jewelry 8/1/2009

I have been to Maria Tash 3 time. The first two were for the 2nd and 3rd hole in my ears. The last time was for my belly button/naval piercing. My piercing tech was Chris and not only did he do a great job he conducted himself very professionaly. The after care instructions were very clear and I was also told I could come back at any time to get my piercings checked. I have not had any problems with them so far. Pros: Clean facility, friendly people, know what they are doing more

The only place to get pierced 7/24/2009

I've become a frequent flier at the SoHo location. I've had 5 piercings done, from ear piercings, to a navel piercing to a dermal anchor. Over the years, I've returned to have my piercings fixed, changed out, or just to have questions answered. The staff was always knowledgeable, patient, and professional, no matter how old the piercing was. The process was always sterile, even if they're just fixing something (and not just when piercing). The selection of jewelry is vast and any piece in the store would make for a classy addition. Pros: Professional, sterile, great customer service more

CHANTAL is amazing! 6/8/2009

As it was time for me to get a new tattoo, i didnt know where to go since my last experience in a brooklyn shop wasnt so great. i met Chantal and told her i wanted a tattoo but wasnt too sure about what i wanted to get, she got into my mind a bit asked me about what i liked and she drew up one of the most beautiful flowers i have seen. Detailed to perfection and the color scheme was flawless.... and her drawing looked even better inked on my Skin! thank you Soooooo much Chantal i will definitely be back again! more

The Only Place to go for Piercing! 5/30/2009

After reading the glowing reviews I decided to get my nose pierced here. I'm not covered in tattoos or piercings and have often felt intimidated in the past walking into tattoo/piercing places, mostly by a staff who treats you like you have no business being there. From the second I walked into Venus all my nervous energy dissolved. The woman at the counter was incredibly sweet and gracious and helped me pick out a perfect piece of jewelry. Chris did the actual piercing and was amazing. He immediately calmed me and the whole process was quick and (almost) painless. The shop is gorgeous and the staff is first rate. I'd come back in a second and would highly recommend this shop to anyone who is considering a piercing or wants to buy beautiful jewelry. Pros: Clean, Professional, Beautiful Shop, Great Staff more

Absolutely the best choice for piercing! 4/11/2009

I'd wanted to get my navel pierced for a long time, so I did alot of research about where to go and how to heal properly. I found Venus by Maria Tash's website and got drawn in by all the gorgeous jewelry options. I was even more sure I'd picked the right place when I saw the Broadway store. It was so clean and had such an elegant, calming vibe. The staff was so nice, taking the time to help me choose and carefully explaining the aftercare. All the jewelry is real gold, no surgical steel or titanium here, so it was a little more than I expected to spend, but I never expected to find such a beautiful piece of jewelry for my starter piece. It's healing so perfectly, I'm so glad I finally went through with it and found a piercer who knew how to do it right :D Pros: Gorgeous jewelry, very friendly and helpful Cons: A little pricey more

Wonderful experience of my daughter's ear piercing 3/15/2009

I took my 6 year-old daughter for her first (and hopefully last) ear piercing. She had been asking to get them done for some time, so I consented and brought her to Venus. Our piercing specialist, Meg, was amazing. She was patient and sweet with my daughter, who was starting to have second thoughts and was scared and crying. We were there for 45 minutes, and not once did Meg show impatience or annoyance. Once she pierced the first ear, it was so quick and painless that my daughter readily agreed to have the second one done. The room and eqipment were impeccable; both Meg and the woman at the counter were very informative and gave me detailed after care instructions. Highly recommended. Pros: highly professional staff, as clean as a doctor's office Cons: umm..I can't afford much of their jewelry? more

Megan is the BEST! 2/4/2009

I recently got a VCH piercing (not at Venus by Maria Tash). I loved the piercing but not so much the jewelry the piercer used. It seemed small and a little bit uncomfrotable. I started looking around for good jewelry. While checking out tons of body jewelry stores online, I ran across Venus by Maria Tash! The jewelry is absolutely beautiful! I was VERY impressed!! I immediately called the store to order. I spoke with Megan and let me tell you...she is awesome! I told her that I was pierced with a 16 gauge barbell and it was a bit uncomfortable. She was extremely informative and helped me to pick out the perfect jewelry for my piercing. I ended up ordering two pieces of jewelry from them. She shipped them to me overnight and when I got them, I was thoroughly satisfied! Absolutely beautiful! Because I was going up a gauge, she even included a taper to help with the jewelry change! This is definitely the only place I will ever buy my body jewelry!! Pros: Beautiful jewelry, Excellent customer service more
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Specializes in navel jewelry, plus earrings, pendants, rings; materials include diamonds, gemstones, gold and platinum. Piercing available.

Owner Message

  • Venus by Maria Tash is a contemporary line of fine navel jewelry, earrings, pendants, finger rings, nostril jewelry and more. We specialize in the sale and design of high quality navel jewelry and offer precision piercing services. At Venus we use only the top methods and metals deemed superior within the body piercing industry. We are top in our field when it comes to design and levels of selection. We offer a multitude of customizing options including custom fitted post lengths and interchangeable components - ensuring that all of our customers are given the widest range of choices available including metal and stone preferences. We have two convenient downtown locations: Venus by Maria Tash 653 Broadway & Venus Modern Body Arts 199 E. 4th Street.


  • Specializes in navel jewelry, plus earrings, pendants, rings and more; materials include diamonds, gemstones, gold and platinum. Piercing is available.

  • 1/24/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 12:30pm-8pm Please visit our menu to see our new arrivals!
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, NoHo