Reviews of Black Rose Tattoo (Tattoo Shop)

20 S Gilbert St, South Elgin, IL 60177, United States

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As of day this business has a score of 4.5 stars over 5 and this rating has been based on 72 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Black Rose Tattoo IN Illinois

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Monica Higareda

Got Fresh Ink Wiith These Guys Awesome Ppl Work Hard To Make Sure You Get Exactly What You Want. Very Friiendly And Most Of All Talented...Great Artists Hiighly Recommend


I had a tattoo done at a place called color theory, where the artists are supposedly "Amazing"....long story short, the artist butchered my tattoo, so 2 months later i figured, "hey, lets go to this place called black rose, it's only a 10 minute drive from my house (most people travel far out of their way for their ink)". Chris Lawrence was able to turn a butchered tattoo from about a 5, to a 9 out of 10. obviously, you can only do so much with a piece that had already but botched beyond oblivion, but the way he was able to fix the errors made in my first tattoo was incredible! And he did it cheaper then the other place i went to. 100$ an hour, for a pretty good artist in your local area, you can't beat it. We're talking CROOKED trees originally, that he managed to straighten out the best it can be straightened. Chris Lawrence saved my tattoo, and he was also enthusiastic about doing it. I rate this place a 10 out of 10 so far. i plan on going back for more. Great place, and my brothers and his friends say the other artists are good their as well.

Kenias M.

I’d put a 0 Star it I could for Ivan .

Amber Frangella

Got my First Tattoo here he did soooo good

Zoella Fettel

Bernie Echeverria

AMAZING place, not only am i getting my sleeve done there, i feel like this is my tattoo shop. They are very intelligent and go out of their way to educate everyone on anything from care and maintenance to design and flow.

Angela Purpura

Chris Lawrence did a perfect job on mine a few months ago.

Kaitlin Sinclair

Joey Sherman is the best I was even going to him prior to him working here , he has done such amazing work , working on my sleeve , he visions everything exactly how I want if not better , his COLOR is amazing and my tattoos I got a year or so ago are still super vibrant . I would recommend him to ANYONE !

Denise Ryman

Go see Joey Sherman!! What an amazing tattoo! Professional, clean, and very reasonably priced. I will never go anywhere else.

Mohsin Jilani

Gennesis Mendez

Cleanest shop in town, best work around. Great artists Rene is the best. That's it and that's all.

Katrina Vega

Jonathan Roque


If your going to get work done at this place, please stay clear of the guy named Chris Hurdle. He seems like a descent person, but as a tattoo artist,his skills are not on the PROFESSIONAL LEVEL at all. I was fooled by his portfolio and decided to give the guy a chance and he completely BLEW IT for me. His line work was HORRIBLE!!! I MEAN REALLY BAD. It made me wonder if he actually did any of the tattoos in his portfolio. I had a beautiful tattoo theme with a lot of realism and shading involved in the design. I consulted with him, gave him images of what I wanted to have tattooed and a ample amount of time to come up with something awesome. When I saw what he came up with, I could tell he didn’t spend much time at all on the design as though he had just sketched up something the day prior to the appointment. Long story short, I got the tattoo and I liked it at first,but as it started to heal, I began to notice A LOT of mistakes he made. Luckily for me, I knew they could be corrected by a professional artist, so I didn’t get mad at the guy because he definitely did a lot of work that day, but I definitely will not recommend anyone go to him if they want PROFESSIONAL WORK. He claims he can do “REALISM” tattoos and that wasn’t the case at all. He was very misleading when it comes to the work I saw on the website compared to the sketch he showed me and the ink that I actually got done. The other artist there were doing really good work on their clients, so I was definitely confident in Chris Hurdle’s capability. Boy,WAS I WRONG. TALENT-WISE,HE’S A AMATEUR AT BEST AND ON THE BUSSINESS SIDE, I found him to be dishonest. He told me he could do the tattoo and he did,but he didn’t deliver professional work. I ended up paying another artist almost double the amount I paid Chris Hurdle just to fix all of his mistakes. Black rose has some nice professional artist there, but I found out the hard way that Chris Hurdle isn’t one of them. If you have a very simple tattoo in mind, he might be able to achieve it for you. If you have a serious tattoo idea with a lot of shading and REALISM involved, don’t bother with Chris Hurdle. He still working on reaching PROFESSIONAL level and he definitely hasn’t yet. Just being honest about my experience there. I will never go back .

Holly Fettel

With unique situations like this I'd like to explain that having a personal relationship with a tattoo artist and then it ending, ends very weirdly especially when you have several unfinished pieces Ivan Nunez insisted on practicing, I personally understand and I don't want to deal with this immature matter so I will not be returning to Blackrose, however my little sister also received work from Ivan and she is still very disappointed that he refuses to tattoo her despite Our Personal issues, she Does Not want two artist working one tattoo that Ivan designed up for her and setup these pieces for her. This is very frustrating especially coming from a so called "professional" environment. Completely disappointed.

Mackenzie Larson

Almost a year ago I had my cover up done at Black Rose. Chris L. did an amazing job at covering the old tattoo. Thanks!

shayda love

A small spot needs to be touched up, got this on Friday the 13th. But overall I love it

brandon mroz

Wouldn't get ink anywhere else!

Angie Czapka

Nice tattoos for good price!

Darrell Bowens

I got a tattoo here yesterday. Antonio did my tattoo. He does such great work. All the people here are so friendly and professional! Very clean!!! I would recommend this place highly!

Brian Mars

Great atmosphere! Beyond amazing artists. Exceptional work. Fair prices. Couldn't ask for more in a tattoo parlour.

Tracy Serio

Alisa Jones

Chris Lucarelli

ariana filippelli

I’m so happy I chose to get my tattoo done here! The atmosphere is awesome and all the artists are SO talented. This place was very accommodating and you CANT BEAT THESE PRICES!!!! I had Anthony and he did an amazing job. He made sure to stay late and finish my piece and he didn’t stop until it was perfect. I definitely will be recommending him to every other tattoo lover I know

Danielle Alsip

So, heads up guys. Joey Sherman is moved back here and straight up killing the game. Let me just say, I am VERY picky about my tattoos. (I've been burned before) so it's very nerve wrecking for me to step in a shop and get something new. Joey is extremely professional and understanding and has fixed just about all my past horror stories. His artistic mind just blows me away. Like, I don't even have to come in with pictures, I just give him an idea and he runs with it and KILLS it beyond what I've ever imagined. I live in Houston, Texas and his tattoos are the ones everyone asks about. So he has a huge following of people down here just dying waiting for him to come down and guest spot. You won't get any better quality professional work for his reasonable prices, believe me. So before you head to your cousin's friend's basement, or some shady hole in the wall next door to an illegal massage parlour, stop and give yourself a reality check right quick and look up Joey. Who are you trying to fool? You'll have this ink on you for the rest of your life, you're in good hands at black rose with Joey Sherman. I will follow this guy anywhere he goes and I live like a thousand miles away. What's your excuse?

Max Grossman

Amazing place!! Best shop that I've been to so far. They do really nice work, for a great price too!! Very fun people who work there. Whenever I come here, I feel like I'm at home. I was watching movies while getting tattooed, because Chris, one of the artists, has a TV in the room. It was a great time!

Sherri Leblanc

Beautiful work by Chris Lawrence.

edward herriman

Great work nice prices

Bree Bjornberg

Celeste Heinemann

Joey Sherman gave me two beautiful tattoos that I’m proud to have on my body, and that mean a lot to me! Thank you!

Nikki Perez

I have been going to this place since the day I turned 18. Which was almost 10 years ago now. It used to be called Doc Finn's and Doc and Augie were the tattoo guys. Doc died and Augie now owns it and also has Tony there tattooing with him. Augie has been tattooing me and my family/friends for over a decade. The shop is clean, staff is very friendly, and the work is increible. I have been overly satisfied with all the ink i have had done at this place over the years. I would highly recommend this place. I am actually taking my fiance in tonight to get his first tat by Augie :) Hope this helps. Oh! and their around. Another downtown elgin...wanted to charge him over $500 for this portrait. Augie will do it for $300.


Chris Lawrence is an amazing artist. I highly recommend him for your next ink.

George Guillen

i've been going to rene (owner of black rose) for +5 year from portraits to getting my whole sleeve by him not only he's only talented but he'll work a price with you as well i've sent 5 peoples so far that i know and always pleased with his work.


No longer there. It's called Ancient Art now.

Andrew Ganow

Place does great work at great prices check them out!!!!

Keith Pedziewiatr

Beautiful Girl

Sammy Jane

Sara Foszcz

Joey is absolutely amazing! His artwork and creativity is top notch! Line work, color and freehand drawings are truly the best! I can't wait to have more work done by Joey in the future!! Highly recommend for anyone that is looking for high quality work!

Nate Johnson

Chris Lawrence is literally the man. He is extremely skilled and just as importantly he cares about a positive customer experience. If you’re looking for someone who is happy to work with you, give you guidance and is a genuine person Chris is definitely the right person to go to.

Dana Mitoro

axel orozco

Awesome service, attention to detail, great atmosphere with all the artists my go to place from now on

Stephanie Akel

Awesome shop with great artists. Everyone is nice and does great work. The shop itself is very clean and has an awesome atmosphere. Definitely recommend this shop.

jose mejia

Jennifer Vanostenbridge

Very friendly. Did an awesome job!

Angelica Alvarado

Anthony J Mirabella

Abbey Jo

Emily Antkowiak

I went in for a specific small tattoo and Joey Sherman wouldn't do it the way that I wanted it. He wouldn't change the way it looked and said if he did it the way I wanted it. It would look bad. Not going back ever again.

Sterling Mendez

Slate Raven

97% Of my tattoos have been done by Doc (RIP Bro) and then to Tony. Their prices are fantastic! Unmatched prices for exceptional work, that's worth my drive!

Jon P

Great work

Korie Ebner

All tatoos from chris lawrence! Won't go anywhere else!

jimbo schhifiliti

julians vlogs

Antonio does really good work. Super professional and clean I am really happy with his work I highly recommend him.

Jake Luebanos

(Translated by Google) Kind of pricey but good taken (Original) Kind of pricey but good tatt

Julie Hicks

You have to go to Chris Lawrence. He does the best work. He is very fair on the price and you will not be disappointed.

Paul D

Kelsey L

Incredible work, very friendly staff, and clean environment - I recommend this place to everyone I know!

Iridian Gonzalez

Nothing but the best service! Antonio did both my tattoos, definitely recommend him! Always does a great job

Kim Bentall

Excellent Today I had the privilege of watching a fellow artist create magic. Joey Sherman is not only an artist but a credit to his generation. His professionalism is a credit to himself and Black Rose Tattoo. Knowledgeable, sensitive to customer needs, and an all around gentlemen. Thank you for making Ray and my visit a great experience. See you soon! Can't wait to get my work done as well!

Roamkilla _X

Antonio at black rose does amazing tattoo work. I recommend him highly. Awesome experience!

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Grayson Murtagh

Chris is a OG he is to modest he is incredibly talented COME HERE OR DON'T GET INK

Helmut Ott

Went to these guys after having a terrible experience at Roselle tattoo and it was a blessing because Chris Hurdle listened to me. I wasn't quite happy with the original design he came up with and he was willing to make the changes to the design. Beautiful tattoo, very clean shop and professional and very friendly artists. My wife and I will be customers for all our tattoos

Nycole Kuiken

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