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

  • 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
    April 23, 2018
  • 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
    May 31, 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 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
  • 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
    July 15, 2019
  • HUGE THANK YOU to the world famous Rob Downs @ Vanity Tattoo! Could not be happier! 20ish hours in the chair. Great conversation. Super clean shop. Super awesome artist. I will be back sir. Thank you thank you thank you!

    thumb Daniel Kahn
    November 10, 2018
  • 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
    April 8, 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
  • 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
    January 23, 2019
  • I got my first tattoo at Vanity Tattoo and I can say I will never go to any other place. I felt so welcomed and comfortable. Jeff is an amazing artist who created a beautiful piece in honor of my dad. He is so talented and very nice.

    thumb Anjelina Alberga
    August 10, 2018