Here are 45 of the best Chicago tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here
Address: 4835 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 481-1108
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Watercolor, Japanese, Americana, Cover-ups, Custom
Chicago Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 3200 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 777-9663
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.
Gary Parisi (Mayday Tattoo)
Address: 1610 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom
Amy Zager (Tattoo Factory)
Address: 4441 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640
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.
Libby The Libberator
David Joseph Kline
Ashley Wollaston – Chicago, Illinois
David Allen (Pioneer Studios)
Address: 3513 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 883-8807
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom
Address: 2230 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 857-0609
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.
Address: 1062 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (773) 342-4444
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.
Tat Cave Tattoo & Piercing
Address: 3629 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 725-2283
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.
Address: 4005 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 975-9753
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.
Ageless Arts Tattoo
Address: 2407 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: (773) 521-8288
Tattoo Profile: One of Chicagoâ€™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.
The Tattoo Factory
Address: 4441 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 989-4077
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.
West Town Tattoo
Address: 1907 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (312) 226-6668
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.
Metamorph Tattoo Studios
Address: 1456 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 384-9788
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.
Address: 2125 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 281-6392
Tattoo Profile: Family Tattoo is a mix between an old school street shop and a modern custom studio. Here youâ€™ll find five artists ready to give you original designs.
The Chicago Tattooing & Piercing Company
Address: 1017 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 528-6969
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.
Speakeasy Custom Tattoo
Address: 1935 1/2 North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 645-1703
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.
Address: 4304 West 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 585-2653
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.
Address: 1459 W Irving Park Rd 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.
A+ Tattoo Studio
Address: 3034 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 267-2422
Tattoo Profile: International award winning artists. Black & Grey, Japanese, New School, Traditional, and Portraits. All styles available in a 100% disposable and clean environment.
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 referencesâ€¦postcards, printouts, photos, etc. to create your own custom body art.
Address: 5056 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 283-8696
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.
Most Popular Tattoo Styles
American Traditional, Biomechanical, Celtic, Cover Up, Japanese, New School, Photo Realism, Polynesian, Portrait, Watercolor, Script, Floral, Geometric, Black & Grey, 3D, Black & White, Tribal, Animal, Mandala, White Ink, Sacred Geometry, Trash Polka, Vegan
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. 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.