The Aloha Monkey

★★★★★
  • 13716 Nicollet Ave

    Burnsville, MN 55337

    Cross street: 13716 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville

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  • 952-882-8868

About The Aloha Monkey

Hours
Mon-Sat Noon-9pm ; Sun Noon-5pm

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I stopped in and I knew my search for a shop and artist had ended. I had a unique idea for a 3/4 sleeve. Krista (super friendly and professional) at the front desk brought my idea to Josh. Josh and I discussed a plan, I set up the

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I stopped in and I knew my search for a shop and artist had ended. I had a unique idea for a 3/4 sleeve. Krista (super friendly and professional) at the front desk brought my idea to Josh. Josh and I discussed a plan, I set up the

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The only reason I'm even giving them one star is because my first visit there went relatively well. However, after my second visit I will never recommend them to anyone. The tattoo artist, Kenny, seemed to care less to be working with me.

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The only reason I'm even giving them one star is because my first visit there went relatively well. However, after my second visit I will never recommend them to anyone. The tattoo artist, Kenny, seemed to care less to be working with me.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 cant do that for you but Ill do

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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 cant do that for you but Ill do

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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

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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

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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!!\nI 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.\nThe prices can be a little much BUT you get amazing work for what you pay for.\nThese 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 :)

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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!!\nI 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.\nThe prices can be a little much BUT you get amazing work for what you pay for.\nThese 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 :)

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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!

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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!

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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.\r\n\r\nJosh has done great tattoos (2 ? 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. \r\n\r\nJosh 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. \r\n

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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.\r\n\r\nJosh has done great tattoos (2 ? 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. \r\n\r\nJosh 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. \r\n

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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!!!!

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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!!!!

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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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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!

Pros: Great Skill, Great People, Fair Priced

Cons: Not a think I can think of

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I got my lip pierced here about a month ago. it healed great and i had no problems until I went to get it changed at a different tattoo shop. first glance he noticed the positioning on the inside was about a quarter of an inch too high. which is pretty big considering its my lip. so if i had a stud in it would be way too tight(the lip is fatter up there) and would stick out and get caught on my teeth. thankfully he re-did it for half off and free jewelry. i never had a problem with aloha until today and will probably never go back for a piercing. :[

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I got my lip pierced here about a month ago. it healed great and i had no problems until I went to get it changed at a different tattoo shop. first glance he noticed the positioning on the inside was about a quarter of an inch too high. which is pretty big considering its my lip. so if i had a stud in it would be way too tight(the lip is fatter up there) and would stick out and get caught on my teeth. thankfully he re-did it for half off and free jewelry. i never had a problem with aloha until today and will probably never go back for a piercing. :[

Pros: Friendly, clean...

Cons: not correct piercing placement

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I had an awsome cover-up tattoo done by Josh. I had two unsightly tattoos that I had tried to have lasered off. He traced the old tattoos and after I told him what I wanted he drew a beautiful cover-up that exceeded my expectations. He was very professional and curteous. I have heard that Aloha tends to be more on the pricey side but I would rather pay more for quality work. I went back last night and had my nose pierced for my 45th b-day!!! Tara with No' crying did a great job. Everything was explained thoroughly. As for red-beard, yeah, he could go. No personality, a bit rude, smells of old cig smoke. The customers definitely deserve a better reception than that! JMHO.

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I had an awsome cover-up tattoo done by Josh. I had two unsightly tattoos that I had tried to have lasered off. He traced the old tattoos and after I told him what I wanted he drew a beautiful cover-up that exceeded my expectations. He was very professional and curteous. I have heard that Aloha tends to be more on the pricey side but I would rather pay more for quality work. I went back last night and had my nose pierced for my 45th b-day!!! Tara with No' crying did a great job. Everything was explained thoroughly. As for red-beard, yeah, he could go. No personality, a bit rude, smells of old cig smoke. The customers definitely deserve a better reception than that! JMHO.

Pros: Got a great tattoo

Cons: red-beard receptionist - rude!

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i went here and got a peircing (my nose) and No Cryin' was very awesome and made me feel very relaxed. I wasnt happy with the guy at the counter (wasn't sure what or who he was) but i wanted to ask about a tattoo and he was kinda rude to me. I ended up talking to Josh Edward( I think) and he was very helpful and seemed very fair for what i wanted done ( I had been to some other shops and it was at least a few hundo more... koi on the leg) so I brought in my drawings and i am gonna see a drawing soon!!! I will write more aftter the fact and post ptctures!!! I recommend them (but dont talk to the rude guy at the counter) 100% !!!! My nose is doing great btw!!!

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i went here and got a peircing (my nose) and No Cryin' was very awesome and made me feel very relaxed. I wasnt happy with the guy at the counter (wasn't sure what or who he was) but i wanted to ask about a tattoo and he was kinda rude to me. I ended up talking to Josh Edward( I think) and he was very helpful and seemed very fair for what i wanted done ( I had been to some other shops and it was at least a few hundo more... koi on the leg) so I brought in my drawings and i am gonna see a drawing soon!!! I will write more aftter the fact and post ptctures!!! I recommend them (but dont talk to the rude guy at the counter) 100% !!!! My nose is doing great btw!!!

Pros: get what you pay for

Cons: the red hair guy

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I recently got a large tattoo on my back done by Josh Arment here at the Aloha Monkey. He did an incredible job- he made me feel comfortable and is an incredibly talented artist. I came in with an idea of what I wanted to get and he was able to take that idea and use his artistry to draw the perfect tattoo! I absolutely love it. The price was fair for the amount of work put into the thing. The atmosphere of the place is easygoing yet professional- you know the people who work there take their jobs seriously and the artists definitely have good customer service. However- the guy who works at the front counter (Will? he has a red beard...) is awful. He is unkind and unhelpful. He is probably the worst person to have working at the front counter of ... well anywhere. He is arrogant and just a downright horrible dude! I would never go back there if I didn't appreciate Josh's work so much. I was in the shop at least four times for this tattoo and every time Red Beard was just as mean as always and he made me feel extremely uncomfortable- especially when I was in the back with my shirt off for the tattoo and he spend a prolonged amount of time ""looking for something"" back there. Aloha Monkey- your shop would be perfect if you got rid of Red Beard!

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I recently got a large tattoo on my back done by Josh Arment here at the Aloha Monkey. He did an incredible job- he made me feel comfortable and is an incredibly talented artist. I came in with an idea of what I wanted to get and he was able to take that idea and use his artistry to draw the perfect tattoo! I absolutely love it. The price was fair for the amount of work put into the thing. The atmosphere of the place is easygoing yet professional- you know the people who work there take their jobs seriously and the artists definitely have good customer service. However- the guy who works at the front counter (Will? he has a red beard...) is awful. He is unkind and unhelpful. He is probably the worst person to have working at the front counter of ... well anywhere. He is arrogant and just a downright horrible dude! I would never go back there if I didn't appreciate Josh's work so much. I was in the shop at least four times for this tattoo and every time Red Beard was just as mean as always and he made me feel extremely uncomfortable- especially when I was in the back with my shirt off for the tattoo and he spend a prolonged amount of time ""looking for something"" back there. Aloha Monkey- your shop would be perfect if you got rid of Red Beard!

Pros: Awesome artists!

Cons: Front Counter Dude

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I have had quite a few tattoos from all over the country. The last three I have had have all been from Josh Edwards at Aloha Monkey. As long as I am still living in Minnesota, I will not have anyone else tattoo me. His style, professionalism, and customer service are second to none. All the other artists in the shop are very friendly and all seem to treat customers with courtesy and respect...at least the 3x I have been tattooed there and the other 3x that I have had consultations. I highly recommend Aloha Monkey for any/all tattoo needs/wants. They could school a few doctors and dentists in ways to keep work space sanitary as well!! The shop is clean..top notch! I am going back for another in a few months. Thanks Josh Edwards and the rest at Aloha Monkey!\r\n

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I have had quite a few tattoos from all over the country. The last three I have had have all been from Josh Edwards at Aloha Monkey. As long as I am still living in Minnesota, I will not have anyone else tattoo me. His style, professionalism, and customer service are second to none. All the other artists in the shop are very friendly and all seem to treat customers with courtesy and respect...at least the 3x I have been tattooed there and the other 3x that I have had consultations. I highly recommend Aloha Monkey for any/all tattoo needs/wants. They could school a few doctors and dentists in ways to keep work space sanitary as well!! The shop is clean..top notch! I am going back for another in a few months. Thanks Josh Edwards and the rest at Aloha Monkey!\r\n

Pros: Artists are highly talented, customer service is top notch, cost is very reasonable.

Cons: NONE!

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I've gotten two tattoos (one small, one large) and a navel piercing at the Aloha Monkey, and every time I'm there the staff and artists are courteous, engaged, and very helpful. No Cryin' Ryan Malone is the guy to go to for piercings - he's very professional and explains the procedure in simple terms. Both of my tattoos were done by Doug Hardy, and both turned out beautiful! For my first tattoo (the large one) I gave him some drawings and images to work with and explained how I wanted it to look, and he drew up a custom piece with intricate detail and fantastic coloring. While he was tattooing, he always made sure I was comfortable and let me get up to stretch and take a few breaks (it took two hours). The second, smaller tattoo was very neatly done. He had plenty of choices for lettering and has quite an eye for artistic detail, and did a fantastic job. Overall, the facility is very clean and professionally run, if a bit expensive. Consider, though, that high quality body art is always worth paying a little extra!

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I've gotten two tattoos (one small, one large) and a navel piercing at the Aloha Monkey, and every time I'm there the staff and artists are courteous, engaged, and very helpful. No Cryin' Ryan Malone is the guy to go to for piercings - he's very professional and explains the procedure in simple terms. Both of my tattoos were done by Doug Hardy, and both turned out beautiful! For my first tattoo (the large one) I gave him some drawings and images to work with and explained how I wanted it to look, and he drew up a custom piece with intricate detail and fantastic coloring. While he was tattooing, he always made sure I was comfortable and let me get up to stretch and take a few breaks (it took two hours). The second, smaller tattoo was very neatly done. He had plenty of choices for lettering and has quite an eye for artistic detail, and did a fantastic job. Overall, the facility is very clean and professionally run, if a bit expensive. Consider, though, that high quality body art is always worth paying a little extra!

Pros: Talented artists, takes walk-ins, clean facility, art to choose from

Cons: A bit expensive

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I was double booked on and canceled on after spending over a thousand dollars with Josh edwards. This place is highly over priced and over rated. Customer service is not even a thought with this place

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I was double booked on and canceled on after spending over a thousand dollars with Josh edwards. This place is highly over priced and over rated. Customer service is not even a thought with this place

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I have gotten 2 tattoos and a naval piercing done at Aloha, and haven't been disappointed yet! The shop is clean, and they take appropriate precautions before and during each procedure. I felt confident that the tattoo artists really knew what they were doing, as well as the person who pierced my naval. They have a huge variety of art, but will also work with you to create a personal piece. They will however, voice their concerns about potential issues with your design...which can come off as abrasive. I appreciated their input though, because I got 2 pieces of art that I love, and a problem-free piercing.

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I have gotten 2 tattoos and a naval piercing done at Aloha, and haven't been disappointed yet! The shop is clean, and they take appropriate precautions before and during each procedure. I felt confident that the tattoo artists really knew what they were doing, as well as the person who pierced my naval. They have a huge variety of art, but will also work with you to create a personal piece. They will however, voice their concerns about potential issues with your design...which can come off as abrasive. I appreciated their input though, because I got 2 pieces of art that I love, and a problem-free piercing.

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I went there with my own idea. I wanted my boyfriend's initials wrapped around a small heart already on my foot. A lady was asking me what I wanted and I tried to explain it to her. When she asked me what the letters meant I told her and she said ""Do you know how many initials I've had to cover up?"" I thought about saying do you know that I'm paying you to put what I want on my skin...she looked like she should be sitting behind a desk somewhere. She had no tattoos that I could see and I felt more like I was going to the doctor than getting a tattoo. I chose something else not wanting to deal with the uncomfortable ""arguement"". To speed the story up a little bit I got a Hotwheels tattoo on my shoulder and it is horrible! She told me everything had to be outlined in black---which, no...it doesnt. The letters are uneven and she did her own colors and shadowing...which turned out horrible. I wouldnt think it would be that hard when I have a picture of what I want...but I guess it is. I will NEVER go back there again!

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I went there with my own idea. I wanted my boyfriend's initials wrapped around a small heart already on my foot. A lady was asking me what I wanted and I tried to explain it to her. When she asked me what the letters meant I told her and she said ""Do you know how many initials I've had to cover up?"" I thought about saying do you know that I'm paying you to put what I want on my skin...she looked like she should be sitting behind a desk somewhere. She had no tattoos that I could see and I felt more like I was going to the doctor than getting a tattoo. I chose something else not wanting to deal with the uncomfortable ""arguement"". To speed the story up a little bit I got a Hotwheels tattoo on my shoulder and it is horrible! She told me everything had to be outlined in black---which, no...it doesnt. The letters are uneven and she did her own colors and shadowing...which turned out horrible. I wouldnt think it would be that hard when I have a picture of what I want...but I guess it is. I will NEVER go back there again!

Pros: Ummm....yeah

Cons: No talent, overpriced, you get stuck with the junk work for the rest of your life!

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Ive got most of my ink at aloha monkey, mainly because i know they will do a great job. the price reflects it unfortuantely, but great art isnt inexpensive. ive gotten work done by 2 artists there, and both did a great job. they are very professional, clean, and sanitary. they also do awesome custom draw-ups as well.

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Ive got most of my ink at aloha monkey, mainly because i know they will do a great job. the price reflects it unfortuantely, but great art isnt inexpensive. ive gotten work done by 2 artists there, and both did a great job. they are very professional, clean, and sanitary. they also do awesome custom draw-ups as well.

Pros: great work, clean facility

Cons: high prices

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This place is great for piercings! I got my tongue pierced by no cryin ryan malone and he did a great job at helping me relax and reassuring me that it would be quick and painless. If you are loooking for a piercing in this area i recommend Aloha!! And Ryan!

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This place is great for piercings! I got my tongue pierced by no cryin ryan malone and he did a great job at helping me relax and reassuring me that it would be quick and painless. If you are loooking for a piercing in this area i recommend Aloha!! And Ryan!

Pros: Fair Price, Professional , Comfortable

 

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