****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  Great family business, starting coming to them before they moved to their current location. Always clean, respectful and have done great work on me. I even trust them to pierce my daughter's nose. I've gotten 2 tattoos here, and a piercing. Brought a friend for a tat too. Looking forward to my next one. Very soon. Love John Sr. and his wife is a sweetheart.

    thumb Rosetta Gonzalez
    1/29/2018
  • 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  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  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  1st tattoo by Alex. He did an awesome job and would recommend him to anyone interested in getting their first, second, ect. Going back today to get a tattoo in honor of my son, who recently passed. Sent the picture to Alex prior to the appointment and he made a few suggestions which work for me. Will post a photo when done. Best place to go hands down. ?

    thumb Jeryl Horan
    7/10/2019
  • review rating 5  Always awesome! Everyone is friendly and helpful, love the work that's been done so far by John. I will definitely keep going here

    thumb Steve Norris
    11/15/2018
  • review rating 5  Steve was very convenient and ready to go. He was efficient while being careful and precise. Would definitely recommend Steve for a tattoo. Looks great!

    thumb Alec G
    8/13/2019
  • 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  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  John was an excellent piercer! Very knowledgeable about his work, and his kindness made the overall experience much better. Ask for John when you go in!

    thumb Jasmine Vergara
    12/19/2018