Reviews of Color Theory Tattoo (Tattoo Shop)

1047 E St Charles Rd, Lombard, IL 60148, United States

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REVIEWS OF Color Theory Tattoo IN Illinois

Bill Burr

Its been 18 years since my last tattoo. I walked in this place and was amazed at how spotless and cool the vibe was. Jimmy was by far one of the nicest people I have meet in a long time. His art work is mind blowing as is his tattooing. Stop by and check this place out...

Michael Aguayo

The staff was awesome! Jimmy did my tat and did a great job made me laugh the entire time. Thanks Jimmy you do great work!

Peggy Moore

Had a tribute tattoo of my deceased mother's handwriting. The first walk in was a smooth process to set my appointment. I emailed Danny the images and he replied pretty quickly acknowledging he received my email. The space is very welcoming and clean. The movie playing was Step Brother's...need I say more?!! That helped calm my nerves and distract the anxiety approaching since this was my first tattoo. Danny had a great bedside manner..he was thorough with the stencil application and explained the process and detailed after care. I highly recommend this place ! If I ever get another one, this will be the same spot I will go to.

Xavier Fulton

Went there yesterday for my FIRST tattoo, scared nervous and almost bailed out however walking inside I was instantly taken over by comfort. The inside is absolutely clean and professional it wasnt tacky or gross like most places are and I was taken care of by Jimmy who already had a booked schedule. Even though I was a walk in he was quick fast and the tattoo turned out AMAZING! Definently going back and making this my official tattoo place

Haley R

Super neat, clean, and professional facility! I was able to just walk in and request a piercing service, I received a tragus piercing from Ci, he made the process convenient and painless while giving me very thorough care instructions. I'll definitely be returning for future piercings and recommending Ci to others!

Brion Salazar

My friend Anthony Ferro, jiu jitsu instructor, business owner, and combat marine veteran - was refused service at Color Theory Tattoo in Villa Park because he brought his service dog with him to his appointment. A gentle and well behaved …

Susy R.

I went in to get my anti-tragus pierced and Teddi did an amazing job. She was clear with her explanation, and reassured me of my placement for the piercing. I felt at ease and to my surprise there was barely any pain involved. She was quick, gentle, and I'm very happy with my piercing and how well it is healing. I'm impressed with the cleanliness of the shop, the expertise, and the fabulous customer service. Top notch!

Kate Summer

Teddy did a conch piercing for me, she is awesome! Will be going back so she can do a tattoo for me.. It's about that time for a new tattoo.


Danny is that man!!!!! Very professional. Did a wonderful job on me and mom's matching tattoos. Will be back soon!!!!

Joanna Pruszynski

If I could give this place negative stars I would. I would never recommend anyone to come here to get a tattoo. Jimmy was extremely inhumane to a disabled veteran who wanted to give his business to this place, instead of accepting his business, Jimmy threw a fit that there was a service dog present. This potential client tried to reason with jimmy and even suggested that his service dog would be in a far corner. Rather than dealing with the situation, jimmy not only violated a law but threw the money into the veterans face. It’s sad to see how a business treats future clients and disgraces veterans, who put their lives at risk for us.

Stephen Dunham

I've gotten 2 large tattoos at this location and both times have been an amazing experience. Jimmy is the only person I trust to tattoo me and he never disappoints. Very funny and relaxed environment. Love this place.

La Shonta Harrington

Quick, friendly, clean and down to earth atmosphere.

Heather Shedd

I had previously convinced my friend to try color theory and even went with him to schedule an appointment with Jimmy, that exchange went well but when my friend went in for his tattoo he was denied service because he had his service dog with him. My friend is a marine veteran of two tours in Iraq. Not only was Jimmy told several times that it's illegal to discriminate based on a disability, while still refusing service but he even started to humiliate and insult my friend. Even despite the specifics of the situation I don't know how you could run a business where you think it's ok to insult your clients. Jimmy gave him his deposit back by throwing it at my friend, again humiliating him. I had planned to go to color theory for tattoos in the future but there's no way I would give business to someone as unethical as Jimmy. I highly urge anyone else to avoid patronage at this tattoo shop.

Jillian Nates

greg ladle

A studio full of amazingly talented artists.

Arlene Cervantes

I love this place. I have been getting inked by Beto Munoz for a long time now. He is an amazing artist who always outdoes himself when it comes to my tattoo. I recently had a real rose withering to my sleeve and it came out beautiful. Do yourself a favor and go see him at the new tattoo studio in Lombard.

Michael Gray

Had my first and extremely meaningful tattoo done by Danny. Very professional and friendly. Couldn't ask for or receive such a great outcome. Highly recommend this shop. Going back for #2 of 3. AAA +++... Very clean and friendly.

Karen Wilma

Great place to get a tattoo, everyone is freindly and helpful. Good clean environment that in inviting to anyone that new to getting Tattoos.

Kari Paumier

Jimmy Munoz is great! I came in at the end of the night and he was able to squeeze me in. Place is nice and clean.

Herold Bush

They do great work.

Jana Nebbia

Teddi was amazing, I love my new piercing!

John Anderson

Efrain Gonzalez

Awesome place to get good detailed work. I got 3 cover-ups with Beto. This dude is a real artist, I got a whole Koi fish and Dragon sleeve. No regrets- Beto and his crew are all awesome artist. If your looking for good work then this is the shop to go to.

Zach Conroy

Love the atmosphere and the work done by the entire staff here! Fred Brown is the man and my go to. But truthfully everyone here is great in their skill and you won't regret any piece you get!

Lauren Krieb

Jerry is amazing! And Beto did my fiance's tattoo. Which is also incredible!

Jay Jackson

Walk-in got a tattoo within an hour

Phillip Angeles

Awesome shop totally professional and seriously talented artists would recommend to anyone of tattoo age for everything from flash to full custom work.

Chris Bauerle

These guys are extraordinary. I wouldn't go anywhere else

Roxee T

Ci is probably the most respectful, genuine piercers I have met. He helped me take out my unwanted piercings as well as get my nose piercing done in less than 20 minutes! I didn’t have to wait and I felt like I was welcome the moment I walked in the door. I have passed this place dozens of times on St. Charles, but one step in and it’s fairly clear the place is a sharp, clean, professional parlor. Prices were if anything cheap in my opinion and I will definitely be back!

Tanya Cruz-Hernandez

I absolutely recommend this shop!

kendra crook

Received a beautiful cover up by Beto! Looking forward to future sessions!

Geri Hyde

Tracy Geils

The place was very clean and he staff was very nice and professional. I am 15 and went for a belly button piercing and is it was not very painful, just a little pressure. The lady did a very good job at explaining how to clean the piercing and how she was going to do it.

Sam sedlacek

I got my nose pierced there. Very clean, very sanitary. The people were very friendly and kept me calm before I got my piercing. This place is great

Lynn Calderone

Brandon is THE best! I always get exactly what I have pictured!!

Sean MacDonald

Best guys around... great atmosphere, True artists. Been going to Reuben for a couple of years now, Never let me down.

Ashley Zaccone

The shop is incredible and the artists are super talented! Not only are they very professional but a great atmosphere! I highly recommend Ruben!

Sara Dykyj

Amazing Artists

michael mcpartlan

Brought my friend here for a tattoo with her son's name on her collarbone they acted in a very professional matter and they guys here are very chill

Anna Grzybowski

Me and my sister got our first tattoos here. We were walk-ins and they were super accommodating and friendly. Jimmy did both of them and kept up conversation the entire time and made us both feel really comfortable about it. Everyone there was super nice and helpful, would definitely recommend! Great place and people!

Shannon Arnold

My sister and I both got rook piercings done and couldn't be happier with them. The staff was great and did a fantastic job explaining the piercing process and proper aftercare. It's been a few weeks and both our piercings have healed nicely.

Juan Villagomez

Fred Brown is one of best tattoo artists in the area! Very down to earth, knowledgeable, talented and overall great guy. I’ve gotten two pieces from him so far and this is the one I got most recently! (It’s the magnolia.) I would highly recommend getting work done by him just be sure to leave a deposit and be patient as he is usually booked!

Peter Lim

Got a nose piercing. Place is clean. It’s big. Professional. Service was good. They know what’s up.

Marcelo Diaz

Great and clean place, friendly people. Ciaran was awesome. Will recommend him to anyone looking to get piercings.

Dana Kalombo

Ci did a great job on my 13 year old daughter’s cartilage piercing. He was very kind and professional. He was also very thorough in his explanation of after-care. The facility was very nice inside—clean and stylish.

Carolyn Caballero

This is the BEST tattoo shop in the northwest suburbs! Jimmy did an amazing job on my tattoo! The shop is extremely clean, professional and the tattoos can't be beat! Go to the best, if u want a tattoo that's better than the rest!

Thaddeus Stepniewski

Walked in one day asking what it would cost to get a certain tattoo and then I walked out there with an appointment for the weekend and a down deposit to get it done. Very clean and thorough on what they do and to make sure that you're not allergic to anything they will use. I had Freddie as my artist and will probably get more from him. Best experience for the first time of getting a tattoo. Just walking in the door you knew you went to the right place. I would advise you to go get a tattoo from these guys because if your artist doesn't know your fandom another one will and joke around with you and your artist. One f them came over to see how I was doing and asked if I had food today. I did but he said you're still getting some candy. When we were done with the tattoo we were all thinking of what tattoo I should get next. I hope to come again really soon.

Steve Cole

Nice place. Nice people, quality work. Wife has had multiple tattoos done here. All of them are great. Clean, bright, place.

G. S.

I've had work done several times by two different artists but all of them do great work. Very clean establishment. Highly recommend.

Operation Unknown

I was quoted a price that I liked and was shown the drawing and loved it both but when it came to get the tattoo I was upcharged over $200. They do amazing work but they need to be more honest with prices

Alyssa Buric

Got my tragus pierced a few days ago by Teddi! She's amazing,quick, super nice and extremely professional :) the shop was beyond clean and I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone looking for a piercing!


Experienced and caring staff!

racs08 Mnndz

Good piercing for daughter. She's very happy. Thanks your are friendly

Sarah Collinson

Brandon did an amazing job! I would recommend to anyone!!

Raven Lee-Prange

I recently got my daith pierced here. The staff was super informative, professional and had a lounge space to wait in. My piercer, Cirian, was amazing and helped keep me calm during the piercing process. Will be looking into them for my tattoo needs as well

Sue Mickens

I absolutely love this place. I have been coming to them for years for all my body work. The artists are extremely talented. Artwork is meticulous, creative, and awe-inspiring! Prices are fair and the artists are friendly and welcoming. Must go.

Mr Papu

Great place to get a tattoo. Clean environment & friendly staff. Their walls are decorated with awards. The artists I have followed for years is Jerry Cross. Check them all out.


jessica marcellis

I love this place!! I got my dermal peirced and it got infected( nothing they did my skin was rejecting the surgical steel, i need titanium) I walked in and she took it right out and was very kind! My fiance has gotten lots of tats there and they're always amazing!!! Everyone is super nice and the shop is very clean and comfortable

William Lemke

Mary Lindauer

Over priced, rude service. I walked out due to price and personalitys.

sue vincze

just had my first tattoo done..Freddy did a great job..

B Maxw

I just got my tongue pierced and teddi was the best! this place is super clean, and she made me feel sooo comfortable. coming back in soon, highly recommend!!

Hank Barta

Had an ear pierced (conch) and the technician was very professional. He did a good job advising me on care and what to expect.

M Ford

I got my belly button pierced and it looks great. The guy who did it was new and he was very friendly and did a good job.

Becca Ford

Jessica Denney

Had a great experience

Oles Grinchak

Great people with awesome skills! Good quality work.


I get all my ink here. Super flexible, reasonable prices for quality work and talented artists!

Tony DeAngelis

Great place. Very attentive. Awesome coffee too! Lol

Princess Dabbert

Ruban has never failed me from day 1 starting 6 years ago. From making sure I know what I want before I start, to when I felt sick and making sure I got water and candy(embarrassing moment for me but he was so quick to act which was great), the biggest was caring when I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. I never have a second thought of what he does and even picking the colors . The shop is always clean and guarantee you'll find movies on. Jimmy, Beto and Jerry have always been friendly too. Thanks Ruban for another beautiful piece in the making. @artbyru

Guro Trash

The staff were very friendly & profession, the shop was clean & the quality of my tattoo is wonderful. Full marks

Duck Tails

Erica Arredondo

Jimmy was awesome! Very happy with his work.

Terrance Robinson

I cant say enough good things about this place. Staff always treats there customers with courtesy and kindness. Always willing to work you in there schedule and give you the exact tattoo you want. I had tattoos from three different people and all of them came out awesome. Ruben, Freddie, and Brandon are all awesome artists and I feel more than comfortable letting them put art on my body. Mad props to Brandon though, super cool dude and great artist. Enjoy his tattooing and also his company while im there. Your the man brother. I recommend anyone thinking about a tattoo to go there first, you will not regret it. I will be a customer for life at this place and I am so happy I went there.


Very clean and professional, I have no complaints.

Suz Corso

Went in today initially for a tragus piercing, but Teddi informed me that my tragus was too small to be pierced (which I had thought about before), so I got a conch piercing instead. Teddi did an amazing job!! The pain was way less than I thought it would be, and she was very thorough explaining the cleaning instructions as well as walking me through the piercing process. Color Theory was so clean inside and everybody was very friendly. I will definitely be going back for my next piercing!

Phil Mainz

Too busy to take on new work

Eliza Beauchamp

Had a piercing done by Ciaran and was very impressed by the whole experience. The shop was clean and everyone was friendly. Ciaran was professional and the piercing was quick and pretty painless. Highly recommend Color Theory!!

Karen Lines

Great place , Jimmy does a great job very happy with my tatoo.

Bryan Garcia

The shop was super clean and the people were amazing! Would recommend. Ruben was awesome!

Ralph Haley

Awesome place! Great experience. Great employees and very clean and tidy tattoo shop.

Tracy Burgos

Yankee Fan

The guys are great! I got mine done by Jimmy and I'm very happy with the way it came out. I'm definitely going back for more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Slimeball Games

This is my sons account. Went to color theory tattoo. Very clean. Teddi was nice. She was great with my daughter! Highly recommend for piercing.

Denise M

Was recommended to Beto by Keith Semple (local musician-look him up!) after I asked him who did his kick ass sleeve-it's so colorful and I knew I had to have his artist! I had a small one done by Beto last year (which I LOVE) and just had a cover up done a few days ago. He blew me away with the cover up because I thought there was no hope for the 10+ year old tattoo but I gave him my ideas and let him work his magic. There's a reason why he is booked so far out and why he has won so many awards: the guy is a true master at his art. The studio itself is immaculate, welcoming and a true reflection of the artists there. It actually looks more like an art gallery. Everyone there is very nice, funny and make you feel comfortable the minute you walk in the door. Do NOT hesitate to get your ink done here! You may have to wait a bit but it's SO worth it to get real quality work done.

Andrea Sordo

Beto has done every single on of my husbands tattoos, and they are AMAZING! Place is very well taken care of, super clean, staff is friendly. 10/10 would recommend!

Live it Like Libet

Best tattoo shop I’ve ever been to

Edwin Regalado

I've gone to a couple different tattoo shops but hands down this is the best one i have ever been to! Shop is modern and clean and everyone is super professional and welcoming, unlike other shops that you feel uncomfortable walking in. …


I have more than a dozen tattoos and know my shops well...decided to come here while in town and came in for a walk-in for the first time. I was immediately impressed with the layout and professional atmosphere - very clean, presents itself as a really nice establishment. This tattoo was relatively small and plain black, but I couldn’t be happier with the result. Fred was able to take me quickly and did a spectacular job. I’d highly recommend this place to others looking for a high quality design and execution as well as a reasonable price point. I would definitely return here for future tattoos.


Some of the most talented artists work here.

Amy Richard

High prices


Poor customer service

Roy Maciel

Torrey Sauter

Daniel Jack

Get work done by Ru Avila here and he is excellent. All the artists here are extremely talented and it's a nice clean shop.

Mario DiGirolamo

Always awesome. The crew is great and Jimmy is the best

Nicholas Coggiola

Fantastic shop - talented artists - check them out (ask for Freddie)!

Allison Karel

This is the best tattoo shop I've ever been too. When you walk in, it's nice and inviting and very clean! All the guys are super nice and make you feel comfortable. Jerry did my tattoo and he did an amazing job. It turned out better than I could have imagined. From what I've seen, the other guys do beautiful work as well! I highly recommend Color Theory!

Meena Roshnaye

Amazing service!

Lisa Sanstrom

Donatella Re

My husband and I got our tattoos today. The place is very clean. Our artist, Brandon Mola, has been perfect, he got exactly what we wanted and did an awesome job. We are 100% satisfied, I totally recommend him.

Jolie McGrath

Super great tattoos and super nice people here!

Sara Mueller

People seem to keep blaming the owner for not allowing service dogs in his Peircings and tattoo shop, and the rest of you commend jimmy for keeping his shop so clean. That is because the shop and artist areas must be sterile to avoid infection, in both the disabled person and future clients. Would you let a service dog in an operating room? Would you let a service dog in a burn unit, No! When you tattoo and peirce you are opening your body, creating a wound, and need to prevent infection. This is incredibly different that a non invasive drs appt or dentist. A dog compromises a sterile setting. After you get a tattoo done, everything is sterilized, including the chair you sat in. Would you like a dog hair to end up in your next tattoo? No, you would probably give this shop zero stars. Now whose fault would that be? I have 7 years experience managing a tattoo and piercing shop, service dogs are allowed in the waiting room, but not in any of the tattoo / piercing rooms.

Morgan Golias

Christy Cameron

Had my cartilage piercing done by Ciaran. Dude was chill and patient with me, made sure I was feeling good after I got lightheaded. I even got some chocolate out of the deal lol. Overall clean and relaxed place.

Nicole Ross

Ultimate Dennis

Beto is a great artist and loved his work. He took my ideas and created a tattoo I love to show off. He knew how to put the colors together to bring my tattoo to life. I had a huge amount of trust in Beto when I let him free hand my tattoo. Trust me it was worth it. Unique piece and you can tell he was having fun tattooing. Come in and see these guys, you won't be disappointed

kelly chaika

Kirsten Kowalczyk

Fast, reasonable, my sister and I werea walk in and they did an amazing job. Highly highly recommended


Clean and professional. Beto Munoz has been doing a huge back piece for me. It’s about 2/3 done and is stunning. I always look forward to my sessions. I love the place! All the artists are very talented and super cool.

Joshua Benes

Very clean and professional. I went with my wife because she wanted a piercing. Teddi was great. Probably the best overall costumer service I've ever experienced.

Kelly James Lomas

Friendly talented staff....clean sterile environment.

Aubrey Norton

This is the best tattoo shop I've ever been to and I'll never go anywhere else. The shop itself is so clean and welcoming. The artists are all amazing. Every single one is genuinely talented. I personally have Jimmy do my artwork, but I'd trust any of them. They are definitely the best and I highly recommend!

Deniz aljevic

Teshaunna phillips

First impression of the shop is that it’s clean!! All the guys there are super nice and understanding. Scheduled an appointment with Brandon. Down payment amount was acceptable and is taken off the total cost of the tattoo. When I arrived for my tattoo, Brandon was super chill and patient when it came to sizing and placement. Overall my tattoo came out amazing and there is so much detail just like I wanted it. Definitely going back to another one soon. Get your tattoo here!!!

Albert Baker

I've gotten two tattoos here about to get my third and it's awesome. Very professional, they have Movies playing on the walls, and a clean environment.

Valerie Hansel

There is not a good enough word to describe this place! When I walked in the first thing I noticed was how very, very clean it is. Most importantly, I was greeted right away and made to feel very comfortable. I was lucky enough to have Teddi do my tattoo. There is not a good enough word to describe her! She was just so awesome. If god himself came to me and gave me a word to describe my wonderful experience, it still wouldn’t be good enough! I highly recommend Color Theory Tattoo!

Philip Lisiecki

Brandon was my tattoo artist. I came in for a wedding band ring tattoo and this also was my first tattoo ever. Brandon explained everything to me and how extra lettering would fade and look horrible overtime, was very helpful on deciding a single letter in elvish font instead and also had a very good attitude. I was in and out within an hour or less.

Ashley Edwards

Cash only when i went but the service is great

Lindsay Day

Jimmy was amazing!! We will definitely be back. Thank you, Jimmy!

Scott Lohman

Great artists

Ashley Delia

Just got piercings done here yesterday and my experience was better than I expected. Teddi did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with the service and results. She was fast and very efficient. Teddi talked to me the whole time and made sure I was feeling alright at the end. She took her time explaining how to care for the piercings and answered all my questions. I highly recommend Color Theory!

Cassandra Lawrence

This is my second time getting a tattoo here. Jerry is the best and does amazing work. But he does have a long wait so plan ahead. Super clean place. They draw everything out first and make sure you like it before and after.

Marian Dawson

Outstanding artwork and great customer service

Byron McGuire

Great artists here. Very professional, clean, knowledgeable

Haley Cronin

Got my nose pierced and my brother got a tattoo here and best customer service, cleanliness and awesome people who work there! Will only go here for any piercings or tattoos in the future!

Joe Munoz

Great group of guys. Professional, amazing artists. Waiting to get my chest cover up done This is the place for body art, no doubt.

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