****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  My friends and I came in for some piercings and they took us in right away. John the owner did all of our piercings and it was very clean, and you can tell he genuinely loves his job! He was very sweet and made this experience great for all of us. Thank you John and I will defenitly be back for more piercings!

    thumb Marisa Calzolaio
    12/19/2018
  • 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  Had Johnny do my first tattoo!!! Great guy and great artist!! Everyone in there is friendly, very artistic and honest, 10/10 would recommend this place. ?

    thumb Ashley R
    7/05/2019
  • review rating 5  I have had nothing but great experiences at vanity. Jeff has been tattooing me and my family for years and his work is always beautiful and clean. I always walk out with exactly what I wanted. I definitely recommend everyone to come here and ask for Jeff!

    thumb Melissa Arias
    8/10/2018
  • 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’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 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  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  Great place, very clean, friendly talented staff.

    thumb Michelle Gonzalez
    6/01/2019
  • 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