****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 always have amazing experiences at Vanity, it’s clean and everyone is welcoming. I get my work done by Johnny who’s an amazing artist and an awesome guy to talk to, never makes you feel uncomfortable or rushed when making decisions and is always prepared. Seen him for 3 tattoos the past 1.5 years and I’m already planning my 4th.

    thumb Emma Phipps
    8/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Awesome atmosphere where you feel at home. Very clean and accommodating and this is just as great as the work. Family and friends will all be referred here.

    thumb Chrissy Atkocaitis
    12/17/2018
  • review rating 5  Nothing bad to say about this place. Johnny and John are awesome. They both have done tattoos on me and both came out amazing. I see a lot of negative comments about this place. Honestly if you have a bad experience just call them and I'm sure they will find a way to fix it. But keep in mind and treat everyone with respect. Not everyone will put up with your childish behavior. After all respect should be given if you expect it in return.

    thumb Aranza Alarcon Monroy
    3/27/2018
  • review rating 5  Great work- great staff- beautiful and clean facility. And my tattoo looks amazing! I am never going anywhere else

    thumb tim butzen
    11/24/2018
  • 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  Clean and bright, this is an absolutely professional shop. I can't speak for all the artist, but we saw Johnny. He was very meticulous and well prepared. This is the second tatoo he's done for my wife, and my first from Johnny. He took the ideas that we brought and took the best parts of each and incorporated them into a custom design. He really took his time in setting up, understanding that it's a lifetime deal, perfection matters. And he is a perfectionist!great long straight lines and flawless shading. A true professional. I'd highly recommend him for anything, he's first and foremost an artist, great drawing. And second, a detailed perfectionist. He's not afraid to try new things, but he really takes it with the heavy consequences it deserves. Check this place out!

    thumb Jonathan Odegard
    2/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Best place I’ve been to yet, friendly and personable artists, and excellent quality of work, not to mention the actual shop it’s self looks so nice.

    thumb Hailey Wimmer
    4/10/2019
  • 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  Walked in strangers - left as family. Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate the owners, John and April! Their warmth and kindness resonates throughout Vanity Tattoo. Every interaction my daughter and I had with them this evening starting with our phone conservation was handled in such a positive and genuine manner that we felt like family. Both John and April went above and beyond to understand my daughter's piercing needs and make her feel comfortable. They asked her about look and placement, made sure the hoops were the right size for her face and fitted her with the highest grade jewelry available. I stood there fully aware she was in good hands - that they truly had her best interest at heart. If you're evaluating sites looking for the right place - you can stop now. Vanity Tattoo is the real deal - family oriented, friendly, clean, customer focused and professional. We could not be any happier with my daughter's piercing and our experience.

    thumb Jackie Newman
    6/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Very clean facility. Staff very friendly and accommodating. I had some ideas of what I wanted but not entirely. John worked with my design until I was beyond happy. You will not regret going to Vanity Tattoo. Nice people and professional work.

    thumb miburchfield
    7/13/2018