****Due to current state restrictions, Vanity Tattoo is only accepting call-ahead and pre-booked appointments.  Please give us a call to schedule your appointment. ****

COVID-19 Message to our Clients:

The health and safety of our clients is our top priority, and we are following State and CDC guidelines.  During this time, we have changed our operations to ensure that all our clients are safe and in the cleanest environment possible.  We cannot safely accept walk-in appointments.  Only clients with a pre-booked appointment, who are wearing a mask will be admitted to the shop.  No visitors will be allowed to enter.  We may also be taking temperatures and asking a few short questions to ensure that all people entering are healthy and able to receive their tattoo.  We may change these as guidance from the State or CDC changes.  We thank you for your understanding.


It is our goal to ensure that every person who walks through our doors is treated with the utmost respect in our warm and inviting atmosphere.  Our artists are second to none, and are here to ensure your tattoo experience keeps you coming back to us every time.

Hours of Operation

Open by Appointment Only

Location

28 S Western Ave
Carpentersville, IL 60110

It is our mission to provide stunning artistry in a clean sterile environment that is relaxed and family friendly.

Testimonials

  • review rating 5  I love this place. Even though I only got one tattoo at Vanity I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone is so nice there but the only thing I had problems with was the after care for a belly piercing. I was told to wash it with regular Dial soap when I take a shower and not to use Seal salt spray. After a year following the after care advice my piercing was not healing right and hurt like a mother and wouldn't stop bleeding. I finally gave up and purchased Sea salt spray and my piercing is now healing the way it should. Other than that I can't complain and would definitely get another tattoo at Vanity.

    thumb Joann Lain
    5/31/2018
  • review rating 5  My second tattoo done by John back and forth for about 2 months between different shops he's the only one that remembered every detail about the tat and placement and goes a long way with me love the work I would definitely recommend this shop to everyone

    thumb Matthew O'Donnell
    7/15/2019
  • review rating 5  Great place, very clean, friendly talented staff.

    thumb Michelle Gonzalez
    6/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Had my tattoo done by John. It was done very well. He is really talented and professional. The studio itself is really nice and clean. The receptionist is welcoming and friendly. This was my first tattoo and I highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested or planning to get a tattoo.

    thumb Jason Zych
    7/08/2018
  • review rating 5  Today was my first time going to this place. I got 2 ear piercings done by Alex. He was very professional, clean, and precise. My piercings turned out exactly how I wanted. And the prices here are more reasonable than any other place I did research on.

    thumb Kayla Brown
    4/15/2018
  • review rating 5  Nice place. Very clean and well organized.

    thumb Geoffrey Rose
    3/19/2019
  • review rating 5  Absolutely adore this establishment! I’ve frequented it for years now, getting different piercings, and have never been disappointed. I had a very detailed linework drawing tattooed on my hip earlier today by the owner, John. He did an incredible job and I’m overly pleased. I would recommend this shop ten times over for their cleanliness and personability. Much love, Vanity Tattoo.

    thumb B Kielan
    1/23/2019
  • review rating 5  HUGE THANK YOU to the world famous Rob Downs @ Vanity Tattoo! Could not be happier! 20ish hours in the chair. Great conversation. Super clean shop. Super awesome artist. I will be back sir. Thank you thank you thank you!

    thumb Daniel Kahn
    11/10/2018
  • review rating 5  Awesome place! Have had lots of people get tattoos here. Great clean place. Alex and Johnny are amazing ..

    thumb Joseph Stark
    11/10/2018
  • review rating 5  Jeff did an amazing tattoo for my sister and I. We got matching tattoos. Great price and the quality of his tattoos are unbelievable. I am planning on getting a sleeve done and he will be my guy for that. Highly recommended.

    thumb Anthony Even
    7/25/2018