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Noho Piercing Shop Venus by Maria Tash, Sketched

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Welcome to Shops Illustrated, a Racked feature in which artist Jennifer Hoyden sketches New York City stores. For each entry, she'll draw a street view, an interior look, and some items currently hanging on the racks.

Body piercing is a common practice that dates back more than 5,000 years, making it one of the longest standing trends in history. Who gets it and where they get it done is a personal decision, but there's one thing that's a no-brainer: It makes a lot of sense to have your skin punctured by an experienced piercer in a hygienic environment.

Jeweler and retailer Maria Tash opened up her second establishment, Venus by Maria Tash, on Broadway nearly nine years ago, and is committed to providing any body piercing you desire through by trained professionals. She also designs gorgeous body jewelry—because diamonds, sapphires, and 18kt gold have a way of calming the nerves if you're antsy around needles.
· Venus by Maria Tash [Official Site]
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