****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  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 4  awesome shop! super clean, great work, and very fair prices. all the artists are very professional and they price their work so well, love this place.

    thumb bethany nichols
    5/16/2019
  • 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’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  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  I had John as my tattoo artist and he was awesome! Super clean environment and great people to be around. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends that want tattoos or piercings. Definitely will be coming back for my next tattoo!

    thumb Cameron Teets
    4/23/2018
  • review rating 5  Nice place. Very clean and well organized.

    thumb Geoffrey Rose
    3/19/2019
  • 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