Located in Carpentersville, Illinois, Vanity Tattoo stands out as a place where the creativity of award-winning tattoo artists flourishes. Our studio has carved out a reputation for exceptional custom work. Step into our welcoming space and immerse yourself in an expansive gallery of both flash and custom designs, assuring that whatever you seek in the realm of ink, Vanity Tattoo has the perfect design waiting for you. Contact us to start your journey towards a unique piece of body art, crafted with passion and precision.


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

  • 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
    June 9, 2019
  • Everyone here is so sweet. Very helpful and careful when you get piercings. Ill be returning for my next!

    thumb mallory hale
    September 21, 2019
  • Awesome place! Have had lots of people get tattoos here. Great clean place. Alex and Johnny are amazing ..

    thumb Joseph Stark
    November 10, 2018
  • 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
    February 1, 2019
  • 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
    January 29, 2018
  • I absolutely love this place and would recommend it to anyone! John did my tattoo and I am absolutely in love with it. His artwork is beautiful, he does very clean, neat work, and makes you feel so comfortable. The rest of the artists are all very nice as well, and April is a sweetheart. I will definitely be back very soon for my next one.

    thumb Becky Carpenter
    May 30, 2018
  • 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
    December 19, 2018
  • We’ve been here several times for simple piercings and always get exceptional customer service, everyone is always very nice and accommodating, the piercers are amazing and we’ve never had any issues. They explain everything and despite always having customers doing larger business they respect our time and needs. I would recommend over anywhere else!

    thumb Jennifer Reed
    January 13, 2018
  • Great, clean, professional environment for being tattooed. Awesome artists as well. I have been getting tattooed by Jeff Stoltz for nearly 5 years now (10 tattoos) and I will continue to do so.

    thumb Andrew Speranza
    July 16, 2018
  • 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
    September 14, 2018