****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  Jeff did an amazing tattoo for my sister and I. We got matching tattoos. Great price and the quality of his tattoos are unbelievable. I am planning on getting a sleeve done and he will be my guy for that. Highly recommended.

    thumb Anthony Even
    7/25/2018
  • review rating 5  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
    12/19/2018
  • review rating 5  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
    11/10/2018
  • review rating 5  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
    6/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Awesome clean place to get a tattoo or piercing! All the staff is very helpful and kind. John is a very talented artist!! Iam gladly happy to say iam finally part of the Vanity Tattoo Family!

    thumb Anthony Cosentino
    8/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Awesome place! Have had lots of people get tattoos here. Great clean place. Alex and Johnny are amazing ..

    thumb Joseph Stark
    11/10/2018
  • 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  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  Everyone here is so sweet. Very helpful and careful when you get piercings. Ill be returning for my next!

    thumb mallory hale
    9/21/2019
  • review rating 5  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
    8/10/2018