****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 second tattoo done by John back and forth for about 2 months between different shops he's the only one that remembered every detail about the tat and placement and goes a long way with me love the work I would definitely recommend this shop to everyone

    thumb Matthew O'Donnell
    7/15/2019
  • 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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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  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