Reviews of American Inkwell (Tattoo Shop)

1310 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554, United States

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Here we offer you all the opinions of people who buy the services of American Inkwell (Tattoo Shop) in Illinois.

Currently this business receives a score of 4.9 over 5 and this score was based on 71 reviews.

You must have seen that it has an average rating is nearly the top, and it is based on a very large number of opinions, so we can conclude that the valuation is quite credible. If there are many people who bothered to rate when they've done well, is that it works.

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REVIEWS OF American Inkwell IN Illinois

Nicole Johnson

Eric Counterman

Girlfriend's tattoo turned out way better than I could have ever imagined.

Jesse Sommer

I've had Kalib do several tattoos and I intend to have him do several more. Definitely my go to artist in the central illinois area. I've also had work done by their apprentice summer, who is definitely paving her way! she does solid work. All three tattooist and the piercer, Ryan, are great at what they do. very knowledgeable and all around great people.

Sydney Griffiths

Teresa Freeman

Shane Lansford

nathan sellards

Some very solid tattoo artists. I usually come here for my Piercings. Ryan Feagin is the best in at least a 2 hour radius. I would trust him to do anything to me.

Tyler Johnson

Get all my work done, and know several friend who go here for tattoos and piercings.

Julia D

Stacy Shelton

Only people I trust!

Mike Goff

Brought my 7 year old in for her ears to be pierced for the first time. I can’t say enough good things about Ryan and the patience he displayed. I could not recommend them enough and I cannot thank Ryan any more for the level of professionalism displayed.

Damon Gordon

Gi Koenig

Aaron Adams

I've never personally had a tattoo done here, but I've accompanied several people here that we're getting tattoos. You can sense the cleanliness as soon as you step in the door. The workers have wonderful personalities, and they are great at what they do. If you're getting a tattoo or piercings in Pekin, I'd definitely go here!!

Brad Judd

Great artists, clean shop, and they treat you awesome! Definitely going back!! Summer is an up and coming star in her field! If you want precise work and a friendly conversation I suggest you go here!!

Jack Knight

Can't say enough about the staff at American Ink. Got a ring tattoo and Jason killed it!!!! Will definitely go back for my next tattoo.

Meghan stecken

Tina Propst

My friend and I got our noses pierced by Ryan F and we couldn't have been happier with the service and cleanliness of the studio! Ryan greeted us and treated us so incredibly professional. Everything was explained and we were completely at ease through it all!! Thank you Ryan so much for taking such amazing care of us!! We LOVE our new nose piercings!!!! Beautiful studio as well, I highly recommend this studio to everyone!!

AS Bliss

Ryan Christopherson

Great place, friendly atmosphere. I will go there again for my next tattoo .. highly recommend

Alexander Custodio

Allison Davis

Amazing skills!!

Ryan Feagin

Dan Nelson

American Inkwell rocks. These people are very talented and good at what they do. I had Kalib do a tattoo for me and he put so much more detail in it than I expected. This is the place to go for your tattoo.

Gina Abner

My favorite piercing joint in Pekin. A little more expensive than others but definitely worth the price. Ryan is very knowledgable in what he does and he offers some great pieces of jewelry!!!

Jennifer Filley

Kalib did a fantastic job memorializing our 2 deceased puppies. This was my first ever tattoo and I was nervous, but he made sure I was okay the whole time. His design of the tattoo itself turned out better than anything I originally imagined. I would never trust anyone else with something like this.

dirty Dean

love this place. Kalib is the man. i could not imagine going anywhere else. i see alot of tattoos in my line of work(motorcycle mechanic) and every time i see a piece on someone that really stands out it is almost always american inkwell. Since I started going to kalib I am constantly being asked who does my tattoo work. In my opinion kalib is second to none. I have had him do around 20+ tattoos on me. maybe 30+. his work speaks for itself

Arthur Towery

Jason is amazing and I highly recommend him! He's done two of my tattoos and I hope to have him do more in the future!

Allyson Vericker

Katey Montgomery

Fantastic for tattoos and piercings! Took my 5yr old in today to get her ears pierced and was worth every penny! Ryan was kind patient and calm with her. Her explained everything step by step so she would know what was happening the whole time. She did cry but he just talked her through it calmly and made sure she was comfortable getting her other ear pierced before doing it. They even gave her some quarters so she could play pinball while waiting to get her ears pierced. I've also had 3 tattoos done here by kalib and they are all beautifully done. I won't go anywhere else for piercings or tattoos!

Scott Elam

Simply the best

Cameron Cooper

Gayla Richmond


I got a double helix piercing by Ryan. He was super sweet, relaxed and calm. Explained to me everything he was doing and what to expect. We had friendly conversation in between explanations. Very sterile and clean place with a friendly atmosphere! I'm going back to get a tattoo soon!

Andy Shane


I got my nose pierced there and it was painless. They are super nice there and take good care of you. I am definitely coming back here for the rest of my piercings and tattoos.

brian chester

Lorna Long

Awesome place Caleb and Jason and I don't love it I don't know the other let young ladies name yet and Ryan does piercing great place to get tattoos nice clean these people are just awesome need a tattoo go visit them.

Katie Anderson

I've gotten piercings and tattoos here. I wouldn't go anywhere else :) love them!

Anthony Smith

Tara Grisham

Karen Hannah

I just got my second tattoo (7th one total) from American Inkwell and I can't tell you how amazing and welcoming everyone is at this shop! The feel of the shop is great and it's always clean! This is the only tattoo parlor I will ever go to now; all of the artists are great, so you won't be disappointed in their work. Jason did both of my tattoos; one was a coverup (which are always tricky) and the other one was an addition to a tattoo that I already had. He did a fantastic job on both pieces - better than what I had invisioned and well worth the wait because they can be busy. My most recent one was a family tattoo with a word in my Grandmother's handwriting - so kind of important to get it right and make it look like one coherent piece since I was adding to it. He knocked it out of the park! It may just be ink on skin to someone else, but to me, it's a little piece of my Grannie that'll always be with me and it's beautiful. Thank you so much!! I'll definitely be back for more :-)

Andrea Gates

Adam Bailey

Best place to get a tattoo

Shanan Vericker

Staff is knowledgeable and amazing. They are a little by more pricey but it's definitely worth it

Stacie Ritchie

Another beautiful piece of forever art, thanks to Jason! As always, the guys were professional, & respectful...If you want the best, American Inkwell is the only way to go!

Kat Tassart

Jamie Lang

Great establishment. Clean and professional.

Matthew Augsburger

James Hayden

SueMe S

This is one of the cleanest and best place for tattoos and piercings. They are very knowledgeable and the art they do is fantastic

Lauren Ertl

Got my nose pierced here not too long ago and he did a great job! Very good placement and it didn't hurt at all.

Adam McKeever

Kalib is amazing. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

Doryen Carrington

Great hospitality very welcoming & they back up their word with talent amazing work!!


Excellent people, excellent work.


Clean, friendly establishment.

Kimberly Isonhart

David Lindsey

Been going to these guys for YEARS. Always get great work, whether tattoo or piercing.

Jason Haupt

Great artists and friendly staff.

caleb wolfe

I have been coming to the shop for some time now and I have gotten all of my tattoos from this place and exceeded my expectations every single time. they are very clean and very friendly also the prices are very affordable based on the size of the tattoo. I absolutely love this place and would highly recommend it to anybody.

talitha seelye

Amazing work! I couldn't be happier with my back piece! Jason is awesome!

Zack Pitts

Great atmosphere! The guys here know what they are doing and are honest people. Their shop is super clean and sanitary. They know what works and what doesn't.

Chrissy Herron

N Mccarty

Jason Perry is tip,nitch at his craft! Not only is he a great technitian, but a fenominal artist as well. You will not leave there unhappy.

Corey Wolfe

I have never had any work done here but have friends and family that have. I also have had them quite some pieces. These guys are really nice and laid back. Their studio is very nice and clean. Their art work is on point. I would recommend at least giving them a chance to bid your next tattoo and check out their work.

Chris A

This is one of the best shops in the area. I've gotten pieces from Jason and Kalib and they both do great work. You'll have to wait a while for an appointment, but it's worth waiting for. The shop is clean and the artist take their craft very seriously. I'd give 10 stars if I could!

Amber Robertson

Just received a tattoo and was very impressed with the professionalism and very happy with the quality of their work.

Wes Murphy

jozsua mcdonald

Loved the work they did for me, i gave them a design and kalib pulled it out perfectly. I will definitely be back here next time i get a new tattoo.

Angela Erickson

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