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Angel Cruz Chicago

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Angel Cruz (Tattoo Boulevard)

Address: 4835 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (872) 206-2807

Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Watercolor, Japanese, Americana, Cover-ups, Custom

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Family Tattoo Chicago

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Family Tattoo

Address: 2125 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773) 281-6392

Tattoo Artists: Lee Leahy, Dan Tipton, Heath Rave, Bob Haase, Nole Schuyler

Tattoo Profile: Family Tattoo is a mix between an old school street shop and a modern custom studio. Here you’ll find five artists ready to give you original designs.

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Tat Cave Tattoo & Piercing Chicago

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Tat Cave Tattoo & Piercing

Address: 3629 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Phone: (773) 725-2283

Tattoo Artists: Kidd, Chris, Nick

Tattoo Profile: The Tat Cave is owned and operated by Kidd Joe, a 20 year vet in the tattoo & piercing industry. Kidd Joe is an award winning tattoo artist, well known for his black & grey tattoos! The Tat Cave has an awesome staff that offers world class quality tattoos by 10 year plus seasoned professional artists, no scratchers or novices work at The Tat Cave, we are all friendly & reliable. We offer Chicago's most reasonable prices on tattoos & the best prices on body piercing. Our clean, safe modern studio has the highest of standards.

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Chitown Tattoo Chicago

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Chitown Tattoo

Address: 5056 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 283-8696

Tattoo Artists: Sean, Pedro, Tyler, Steven, Brian, Uriel, Sarah, Rafal

Tattoo Profile: Chicago's premier tattooing and piercing studio. Chitown Tattoo Ink offers high quality tattoos at affordable rate. We offer a clean, safe, and sterile studio environment with thousands of flash to choose from or bring your ideas and we will create a custom tattoo piece. All our artists are professionals in the art of tattooing and piercing with years of experience. We will guide you through your tattoo and body piercing venture. We do custom work, coverups, portraits, new and old school tattooing.

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Deluxe Tattoo Chicago

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Deluxe Tattoo

Address: 1461 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (773) 549-1594

Tattoo Artists: Ben Wahhh, Jason Longtin, Zach Stuka, Dustin Golden, Jason Vaughn, Ryan Flaherty, Stephanie White, Jim Little, Troy Taylor

Tattoo Profile: Deluxe Tattoo is one of Chicago's most reputable and talented shops. Find out why they've been voted Best Tattoo Shop in Chicago by numerous publications.

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Metamorph Tattoo Studios Chicago

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Metamorph Tattoo Studios

Address: 1456 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (773) 384-9788

Tattoo Artists: avala, Julian Hernandez, Cass Tino, Hannah Steele, Jacob Kearney, David Joseph Kline, Pedro Kim, Brian Clutter, Derek Mullins

Tattoo Profile: Established in 2005 in the heart of Wicker Park, Chicago, Metamorph Tattoo Studios was designed by an experienced tattooist/trained EMT to provide a creative, safe, and friendly environment for both artists and clients alike. We offer both male and female artists with excellent tattooing skills to guide you through the process. Metamorph takes pride in providing an attitude-free studio in which you can discover the possibilities of what you can do. Whatever style you love, be it traditional Americana or Japanese-style, biomechanical or black and grey portraits, we can help you realize your artwork.

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Royal Flesh Tattoo and Piercing Chicago

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Royal Flesh

Address: 4005 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (773) 975-9753

Tattoo Artists: Jake, Dustin Birek, Angelo Tiffe,Louis Barak, Joe Fryday, Joshua Clay

Tattoo Profile: We aren't your traditional type of tattoo and piercing shop. We are original on every level; our artwork, atmosphere and attitude. Our mission is to provide our clients with services and modifications that are innovative, unique and custom, through specialized techniques to express their individuality, reclaim their body or beautify themselves. We pride ourselves in providing a clean and comfortable environment, while also maintaining a wide variety of artists and styles.

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Shreds Inferno Chicago

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Shred's Inferno

Address: 4304 West 63rd Street Chicago, IL 60629

Phone: (773) 585-2653

Tattoo Artists: Shred

Tattoo Profile: Shred's Inferno is the place to go for tattoos in Chicago. If you're looking for bold color tattoos, life like portrait tattoos, and soft black and gray work Shred's Inferno is the place to go. We are an established tattoo shop being the oldest and cleanest on Chicago's Southside. Our studio is cleaned using the best methods for our field and our set ups for tattooing are single use which include new needles, tubes, and inks.

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Revolution Tattoo Chicago

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Revolution Tattoo

Address: 2221 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: (773) 486-8888

Tattoo Artists: Omar Gutierrez (Oms), Chito Tena, Allie Marie, Natasha Bertram, Kyle Adani

Tattoo Profile: Clean shop, good vibes and professional tattoo artists. We do custom and walk-in tattoos, stop in anytime to check out our work.

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Amy Zager Chicago

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Amy Zager (Tattoo Factory)

Address: 4441 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-989-4077

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor

Tattoo Profile: Every tattoo I work on is custom for each of my clients. We'll chat about your concept and look at some artwork so I can get a good idea of your style, ensure that I'm the best artist for your design (hey, I gotta make sure it's worth the wait!) and come up with a composition. It's great to gather a variety of references from photographs and artwork to fully flesh out your design. Expect a digital sketch a week or so ahead of your appointment so we're ready to rock when you're here.

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Chicago Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing

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Chicago Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing

Address: 3200 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773) 777-9663

Tattoo Artists: Omar, Nestor, Luis, Ruben, Robert, Pedro, Ivan, Libby

Tattoo Profile: Home to some of the greatest tattooers in the industry, Chicago Ink artists demonstrate only the highest level of expertise and display exceptional attention to detail in our work. Adopting inspiration from a wide range of homegrown artists and foreign influences, we are continuously experimenting with new tools and techniques to advance our skills, provide valuable insight to our clients and maintain innate curiosity. We understand body modification is a matter of personal taste and make a promise to guide you comfortably through your experience.

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David Allen Tattoos Chicago

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David Allen (Pioneer Studios)

Address: 3513 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 883-8807

Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom

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West Town Tattoo Chicago

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West Town Tattoo

Address: 1907 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (312) 226-6668

Tattoo Artists: Rob Hixon, Jared Metzner, Bill Webb, Su Houston

Tattoo Profile: West Town Tattoo specializes in custom and original tattooing as well as tattoo cover up.We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable service in a sterile environment. We welcome all walk-ins but strongly encourage skins to make appointments. We do not provide piercing, branding or scarification services.

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Speakeasy Custom Tattoo Chicago

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Speakeasy Custom Tattoo

Address: 1935 1/2 North Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (773) 645-1703

Tattoo Artists: Patrick Cornolo, Scott Fricke, Sean Adams, Jennifer Trok, Josh Grable, SoloKill , Crystal Martinez, Ashley Wollaston, Adam Fox, Robin Cass

Tattoo Profile: Speakeasy is owned by Patrick Cornolo and is the home to world renowned artists each dedicated to giving you the best service and tattoo available. We are not your average tattoo shop…Speakeasy is an Appointment Only custom tattoo shop, designed not only to be a highly functional, clean work environment, but also to have a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that puts both the Artists and Clients at ease.

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Goodkind Ink Chicago

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Goodkind Tattoo

Address: 2230 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773) 857-0609

Tattoo Artists: Carolina Mansur, Rob Goodkind, Tim Derose

Tattoo Profile: At Goodkind Tattoo Inc. you will be provided with a clean, comfortable, and personal environment. We care about YOU! and achieving together a timeless piece of art. We are certified in blood born pathogen training and renew our training annually. We practice aseptic technique and use disposable supplies, Reducing your risks, and insuring your safety.

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A+ Tattoo Studio Chicago

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A+ Tattoo Studio

Address: 3034 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773) 267-2422

Tattoo Artists: Kevin Starai, Richard Dean, Billy Bumps, Bowser, Rob O'Banion

Tattoo Profile: International award winning artists. Black & Grey, Japanese, New School, Traditional, and Portraits. All styles available in a 100% disposable and clean environment.

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Tatu Tattoo Chicago

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Tatu Tattoo

Address: 1754 West North Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (773) 772-8288

Tattoo Artists: Adam Scaccia, Allyson Medeiros, Brooke Michael Englehart, Eric Janovsky, Marci Mundo, Ricardo Compean

Tattoo Profile: Tatu Tattoo has been offering quality and affordable work since 1992. All artists at Tatu Tattoo are trained in proper and safe tattooing to ensure safety for all of our clients. Offering Tribal, Black & Grey, Old School, New School, Biomechanical, Lettering, Portraits, Realism, Asian, Media/Cartoons and Anatomical. Our artists can create custom work as well, often on the spot. Almost any design you can imagine can be made into a beautiful tattoo. Bring all your ideas and references…postcards, printouts, photos, etc. to create your own custom body art.

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Ageless Arts Tattoo Chicago

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Ageless Arts Tattoo

Address: 2407 S Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60623

Phone: (773) 521-8288

Tattoo Artists: Katrina Keteri, Manuel Velazquez, Mario Fuentes, Orlando Camacho, Caesar Moreno

Tattoo Profile: One of Chicago’s oldest tattoo shops, Ageless Arts Tattoo and Body Piercing has been at the forefront of quality tattoos & body piercings in Chicago, Oak Park and the surrounding suburbs since 2002. All our tattoo artists are highly experienced and can draw your next tattoo for you, just bring your ideas. Already have a tattoo design in mind, no problem, bring it in, and walk out with your new tattoo.

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The Tattoo Factory Chicago

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The Tattoo Factory

Address: 4441 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 989-4077

Tattoo Artists: Paul Collurafici, Mike Baalke, Pete Collurafici, Salvatore Perry, Dave "Double D" Dillon, Hank Bangcock, Matt Briones, Bobby Sox, Jerry Thrash, Jenny Gomez, Jody Reno

Tattoo Profile: Established in 1976 by Pete Collurafici, the Tattoo Factory, located at 4441 North Broadway in Chicago's notorious Uptown, is Chicagoland's oldest continually run tattoo studio. We've been doing it longer than anyone, because we do it better than everyone.

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Insight Studios – Chicago

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Insight Studios

Address: 1062 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: (773) 342-4444

Tattoo Artists: Brian Buchak, Cory Kruger, James Eastwood, Jeffrey Paetzold, Johnny McDevitt, Kelly Severton, Memo Espino, Ryan Gutekunst, Wendell Frazier, Jason Houseman, Chris Orta

Tattoo Profile: Insight Studios began to manifest conceptually in June of 2005. The vision was to build a creative facility that was home to talented artists . Housed in glass block and polished diamond plate, the overall feel of Insight Studios is clean, professional, creative and comfortable. Your safety and comfort are top priorities at Insight Studios and we do our best to make each and every tattoo/piercing/removal experience a special one.

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The Chicago Tattooing & Piercing Company

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The Chicago Tattooing & Piercing Company

Address: 1017 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 528-6969

Tattoo Artists: Dale Grande, David McNair, Mike Tofano, Travis Madden, Joel Molina, Matt Pardo

Tattoo Profile: Welcome to the Chicago Tattooing & Piercing Company. Open 7 days a week till midnight. Our studio is located in Chicago, IL, and we're proud to provide the community with exceptional body art and piercings. Since 1973, our artists have been dazzling clients with their unique, vibrant tattoos. We are the oldest tattoo and piercing establishment in the city and the state and we look forward to seeing new faces every day.

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While professional tattooing was first introduced to the United States in New York, Chicago was only a few years behind. Chicago was a late bloomer and while many of the major cities in the US were thriving, Chicago was still a wilderness. However, once it got going, Chicago became one of the most powerful cities in America. Many famous tattoo artists set up their studios on State Street “that great street” and today Chicago is still known for having some of the most famous tattoo parlours in the United States. If you’ve had bad experiences getting tattoos or you’re not fond of what you currently have, you have options. There are laser removal businesses and you can even get a cover-up from your tattoo artist. The point is, Chicago is home to some of brightest and best minds when it comes to tattoo art. If you’re looking for the perfect piece of body art, you can’t go wrong when you’re in the Windy City. Hours vary and some may be open 24 hours. Check our listings for tattoo artists that serve the Chicago area.

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