A star tattoo artist who costs $1,000 and up for his minimalist ink allegedly owes massive on his East Village pad.
Jonathan S. Valena, who goes by the name “JonBoy,” has inked everybody from Kendall and Kylie Jenner to Put up Malone and Justin and Hailey Bieber. HIs work mostly consists of simple words, phrases or images in thin typeface.
The landlords of his East Houston avenue residence declare Valena hasn’t made good on the hire in years — together with nicely earlier than the coronavirus pandemic introduced financial upheaval and a wave of distress to tenants and landlords.
“The final time [Valena] owed no hire was in Might 2019,” 250 Houston Buyers LP claims in a Manhattan Supreme Courtroom lawsuit.
After that, Valena made simply two massive funds, totaling $19,000, on his $4,659 hire, alleges the owner, who based on courtroom papers needs to recoup greater than $130,000.
Valena, who opened his own tattoo studio in a Instances Sq. motel, didn’t return a message looking for remark.