****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  Nice place. Very clean and well organized.

    thumb Geoffrey Rose
    3/19/2019
  • review rating 5  Very clean and extremely nice employees. John and April both helped us out with our piercings and made us feel very relaxed. Will definitely go back for more piercings and tattoos.

    thumb RaeAnn S.
    2/19/2018
  • 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  I’ve gone to Vanity for all of my tattoos and love it there. Jeff has done every tattoo I have except for one, and all of them turn out amazing. He’s super helpful with designing and placement as well. Everyone that works there is really friendly! I’d never go anywhere else for a tattoo; I’ve never been disappointed. I would highly recommend Vanity Tattoo to anyone.

    thumb Amanda Arias
    9/14/2018
  • review rating 5  I have been going to Vanity since it was at its old location. It has been the only place I feel truly comfortable at. If you need a tattoo done definitely go to Vanity!! Ask for Jeff! Everyone there is great, but Jeff does all my tattoos and he is definitely very conscious of what you want, and comes up with great designs when you have just an idea of what you want. His work is always impeccable. You can count on him to give you want you want, and I also feel comfortable asking for it to be fixed if it is not 100% how I want. Definitely go to vanity! It’s like a second home!

    thumb meganA920
    8/10/2018
  • review rating 5  Had a great experience with Vanity Tattoo, will definitely be going back. John and April were amazing! They make you feel very comfortable. Very happy with my piercing.

    thumb Jenesssa Piscopo
    6/05/2019
  • review rating 5  VERY professional. Very reasonably priced. Alex has done two tats for me, done my husband's and my best friend. Will be taking my son tjere fir his first tattoo in June.

    thumb Jessica Kitzinger
    4/08/2018
  • 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  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  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