Great historic shop in a fun location. Artists are super friendly faces and are happy to be doing tattoos. Whether you're looking for a custom piece of work or decide on a whim you want to get tattooed as a walk-in, they are accommodating on all aspects. They're well rounded in all styles, although I would definitely say this is a Traditional Tattoo Collector's haven. (Founded by Mike Malone, who worked with Sailor Jerry, Ed Hardy, and tons of staple tattooers over the years. The history here is insane.) I'd promise that it's safe to say from an infinity knot to a half sleeve, your finish product will be great and last you a lifetime. They honor the neighborhood by doing their famous "$20 Tuesday" which is a choice of four different fonts, up to seven letters, on the arms, legs, and upper back ONLY. You won't beat that quality of work for that price anywhere else, straight up. They also partake in Friday the 13th every time it rolls around, having hundreds of predrawn designs to choose from, for $20 as well. ((I noticed some complaining on some prior reviews from people who went in on that day and may not even of gotten tattooed. Geez, you're going to complain about a $20 Tattoo's Limitations? Cheapskate knuckleheads if I do say so myself.)) They are fair on prices compared to many other shops in Chicago with a $60 Minimum, which is the ongoing rate for any true established tattoo parlor. Remember, cheap tattoos aren't good and good tattoos aren't cheap. Tons of traveling Tattooers from all over the world also stop in frequently and make tattoos out of there. You can probably find that information on their IG or FB.. I know you know what those abbreviations mean, ha! Taylor Street Tattoo was one of the first shops I ever had a tattoo hard on over... I'm heavily tattooed and I will always recommend this shop to the people of Chicago as well as to tourists looking for a permanent souvenir on their visit. The location is easy to get to whether you are driving or hitting public transportation. The neighborhood has tons of great places to eat at and check out as well. It's worth the stop in alone.
1838 E 79th StChicago, IL 60649
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My first tattoo 9 years ago was by Michelle at Etched in skin. It was a tiny heart tattoo and I was scared to death but knew I wanted lots of tattoos. Michelle was the PERFECT artist for a first tattoo. She was insanely clean, VERY descriptive to what she was going to do, and how she was going to do it and what it was going to feel like. She didn't sugar coat anything but she put me at ease as to what to expect. Last Friday I received my 9th tattoo from Michelle and she has done 90% of all of my 25+ tattoo hours experienced. I do not live in the area, but I will travel a state away for Michelle. I have taken friends, co-workers and family members to Michelle and NO ONE has ever walked away disappointed or with a bad experience. My aunt and cousins only give each other gift certificates on our birthdays and Christmas from Etched in Skin, and then always book our tattoos at the same time. Our tattoos all have deep meaning, and Michelle is extremely professional and considerate to our ideas, all the while making the tattoo as beautiful as it can be with the artistic touch that she is blessed with. I couldn't feel safer with her cleaniness. (She went through a whole box of gloves on one of my tattoos to prevent cross-contamination! ~ Most shops never change their gloves during one tattoo.) A strong, independent, thorough, and amazingly talented woman who I believe has so much more potential that has yet to be tapped. I am truely blessed to be tattooed by her. I recommend her to anyone that isn't an idiot.
Zainab is not only a professional henna artist but a wonderful person to receive services from. Both times I received Henna services by Zainab, I had a more than wonderful experience. During my visit to King of Prussia, I received generous hospitality and accommodation. Of course the henna was more than beautiful. I received numerous compliments throughout the week! After this great experience, we asked Zainab to join us at our big cultural event at Temple University. Zainab spent adequate time with each of our guests and added so much value to our event. The event had about 200 guests and Zainab didn't refuse to provide henna art to any of them, even after her time was over. She stayed a little longer to accommodate for our guests. They all left very happy with beautiful henna designs! She also insisted that I should get henna done even after the event was over and guests have left! Another great aspect of her services is Zainab provides information about the background of henna and gives instructions on how to take care of your henna! A lot of our guests were getting henna designs for the first time so this information was very insightful and useful to them. If you're looking for henna art for any occasion around the area, I totally recommend Zaineb! Professional henna art along with generous and friendly service is guaranteed! Zainab is wonderful for both a private henna session or a larger event.