Reviews of The Reef Tattoo (Tattoo Shop)

7222 W Benton Dr, Frankfort, IL 60423, United States

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We have the opinions of people who consumed the services and products of The Reef Tattoo (Tattoo Shop) in the state of Illinois.

At present the business gets a score of 4.8 stars over 5 and that score has been calculated on 89 reviews.

You must have seen that its rating is virtually the best one, and it's founded on a very high number of reviews, so we may conclude that the score is quite accurate. If many people have bothered to rate when they are pleased with the service, is that it works.

As you know, we don't usually bother to set tatings when these are correct and we usually do it only if we have had a problem or issue...

This Tattoo Shop is classified in the category of Tattoo shop.

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REVIEWS OF The Reef Tattoo IN Illinois

Amanda Lotz

Very clean and sanitized environment! Very friendly and helpful. Walked in and got tattoo done right away. Reasonably priced!

Alzetta Bozeman Henry

Took my daughter for a belly ring. Very nicely done. Nice clean establishment. Would definitely recommend.

Rhiannon Brown

Jerry Williams

They put my wife piercings back in at no charge

Billy Studnicka

Jennifer Wilkinson

Went here on a weekday late afternoon after calling about getting some piercings. Walked in and stood at the counter for 5 minutes without anyone acknowledging me (2 artists were in the middle of tattoos but a simple hi would have been nice) finally went and sat down and then saw a 3rd artist come from the back who also did not acknowledge me. Finally after about a half hour of waiting one of the older tattooist asked why i’d been sitting there and I told him I wanted some piercings. He went and got the piercer but I should have just walked out (stupid me). I got 3 piercings including a 4th piercing on both my lobes, the piercing on my left ear is evenly spaced and looks nice. The problem however is with my right ear. The hole is not as evenly spaced and looks like it’s being pulled into my ear. This is because the piercing out the back of my ear is too far back on my earlobe towards my skull making it look like my piercing was done by a first time piercer. NOT HAPPY AND A WASTE OF THE OVER $100 I spent on 3 piercings. Will never be back and will never recommend

Dawn Simms

Great place. First time there and will have to go back! Thanks Matt I love my very first tattoo

Maria Molina

Isabella Parise

Angela Hutson

Very clean and friendly

Mike Stegenga

Have been in twice now for a tattoo. Both times Marc tattooed me. The shop is very clean, staff and owner are very friendly and they do nice tattoos at reasonable prices.

John Scanlan

What can I say nothing but top notch! I brought my daughter in today to get her ears pierced 4 on one side. Installed a earing on each side that were old closed up holes took a little time but were successful. Very meticulous, very careful about being sanitary, a extremely clean and neat establishment. The owner Matt and his team are wonderful. I will be there to get my first tattoo soon. Can't thank you enough for understanding the special need in taking care of my daughters piercings. If anyone wants any of his services will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work and see you soon!

Santinique Hogan

I got my first tattoo here and it was a great experience. Mike was very informative and he made me feel very comfortable. Highly recommend!

Yulie Bedolla

Clean super amazing couldn’t ask for better artists at your side

Ashlyn Flood

The shop is extremely clean and the staff is so friendly! Highly recommend Kinga for any piercings, I went to her for my daith and won't go to any other piercer now!

Timmy Lake

Super nice studio. Friendly staff. A++++ place. Kinga and Matt are dope.

Cathy Peterka


Wonderful artists! Super cool and very fair pricing!

Adam Krysowaty

Super happy with my tattoo and had a great time getting it done nice relaxed shop with great employees


This place is amazing! Thanks to Emma for the amazing tattoo work! I got a butterfly on my wrist and the lines are clean and the details are amazing! Very clean store and friendly staff, definitely will be back for another tattoo soon!

Juan Lyle

Guadalupe Mendia


The staff was amazing! The place was clean and their work is awesome!


Denied giving me a neck tattoo cause I "didn't have enough tattooes " is what i was told. Seemed as if the the artist just wasn't skilled enough. Won't recommend unless you like not confident artist. excuses ⬇️

Yogi Smith

Trevor the piercer is amazing. Very patient, gentle, knowledgeable, just awesome. I will continue to patronize and refer others. Very happy!

Jeffrey Stone

Look at this dude <3 I gave baby Matt my concept and he made it custom


Rudy Negrete

Sandra Stone

Tyler Jones

Great shop doesn’t take long and they are really good

Becca E

Super friendly, personable staff! The shop is very clean, so I felt very comfortable getting my piercing there. It turned out beautifully and is healing very well. Would highly recommend getting a piercing done here. Thanks guys!!! 5 stars for sure!

Avery reed

julie karstensen

Fast and friendly service

SaL Dee

Emma did an AWESOME job! I had a pretty good experience at The Reef. Went in Saturday to ask some questions and was greeted when I 1st walked through the door. My appointment was set for 1 o'clock Sunday. After paperwork and setup she got started about 2 and finished a lil before 4:30. I love my tattoo. It was a great atmosphere with good conversations. I believe they were very knowledgable about their profession and they stay in their own lanes. I would definitely recommend The Reef as the place to get your tattoos. Thanks Emma and the crew!

Elizabeth Pankey


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Aaron Nash

Marc Rodda did an amazing job! Go hunt this man down for your next tattoo! The man is a machine, absolutely beautiful work. Took a random sketch I found, and a little request and turned out this phenomenal work.


My guy Mark hooked me up !!!


Came in for the first time and Emma is such a doll! I look forward to getting some piercings in the future! Very clean and professional.

Angelo Simonelli

Class act shop, clean and friendly... The artwork is top notch.


Fat Matt gave my mom and I the best nose piercing job ever! Super friendly and talented guy. We are very satisfied. :)

Nerdyfountain 35

Courtney Rodda

Emma Wilkes

Michele Strickland

Super professional shop.

James Stark

Kennedy Condit

This past weekend I got my first tattoo done by Matt (the owner) and I was beyond impressed. Being my first tattoo I was pretty nervous and had a ton of questions but Matt was patient with me and walked me through the whole thing. His staff is very friendly and the shop is extremely clean. I will definitely being going back for my next tattoo.

Sheila Adams

If you need a piercing, Stephanie is the one to go see! She is awesome, clean and quick! I came in after work and no wait time after ,Stephanie got set up!

Jacina Sims

Jason was great...I love my tattoo...super friendly and clean shop

Ishani Kundaria

Got my nose pierced here. The place was BEAUTIFUL right as you walked in. Super clean and super friendly. I had a little wait before it was my turn, the owner Matt kept me engaged until Kinga was ready to pierce me. She was quick and full of information. Going back to get a tattoo done by Jason. Love having this place so close to me.

kelly winston

Got my nose pierced here, and the whole process only took about 25 minutes!! Everyone there is super nice and they have a beautiful layout, with fish tanks and plants. Highly recommend!

Andrew Paluch

I've been to several tattoo joints and I'll be real, most places are filled with arrogant dudes who think they're better than the general public. The Reef is completely different, the owner Fat Mike started it because he was sick of that and they excel because of this. Everyone there is super talkative and appreciate every customer who comes through the doors, the dude who did my tattoo has a great bed side manner, and they're daily priced. GO HERE!!! THEY ARE WORTH IT!!!

Shawn D

Hay if u need a great tattoo done stop in and ask for Emma she's great I loved how mine turned out...

Peggy Scholl

LITTLE MATT IS AWESOME!! The shop is very clean, the employees are friendly and very knowledgeable. I won't go anywhere else.

Anthony Lopez

Amber Prevails

Went to get my stomach periced and everyone was so friendly the place was clean and welcoming! My pericing is perfect ❤️

Shawn Miller

emmanuel Bucio

first time getting a tattoo here great service I love my Kirby! amazing job by Little Matt thankyou!

Madison Brown

Tattoo barely held color but they offered to redo it for free.

Christina Madonis

Dave Sosnowski

Great experience and wonderful staff. Will definitely return

Amy Wilkes

Dee G

Highly recommend! Shop was very clean! Everyone was very nice and professional! Got my tattoos done by Matt and they came out exactly how I wanted! Would definitely go back for more!

Ashley Henry

Very clean and professional. Emma was great.


Got my tattoo from here and it's absolutely amazing. They're such amazing artists. They're so talented and gentle. They always have clean needles.

Nathaniel Cook

This place is amazing. The artist Emma did an amazing job! Definitely having her do all my remaining tattoos!


My girlfriend and I were walk ins and he took us even though he was very busy! Great service! Clean and dope aesthetic! It was my First Tattoo and now, not my last! Reasonable pricing for good quality! a very passionate owner!! YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THE REEF!

Jeremy Arndt

Emma did an amazing job and i will definitely be back!

Marisa Pope

Great experience!Professional, kind and down to earth staff. Emma did an amazing job on my tattoo and I can't wait to come back for another one.

d f

Got a tattoo done by Matt (babymatt). He did an amazing job. Definitely would go here for next tattoo.

Morgan R

I went in on Monday night for my first tattoo. I came in with an idea of a very basic design and told them where I wanted it. Jason took my very simple design and sketched out what he thought would work and I went with that! Also Jason and the owner Matt gave me the pros and cons of where I originally wanted it placed. I listened to their advice and I am thrilled with it! These guys are knowledgeable, the shop is brand new and CLEAN! Could not be happier.

Daniella Maki

Got my Tragus peiceing in both ears done there. Clean and the guy makes sure you are fully informed as to what is going on as he is doing the peirce. Do no be afraid to ask questions. He can answer all of those as well.

Ian Valentine

Excellent business. There is nothing to critique here, the staff are accommodating, interactive, and skilled. Emma was my artist and I will be returning to her for future pieces.

Lisa Dwyer

CLEAN, PROFESSIONAL and great looking place. First experience for my daughter was perfect.

Averi Fier

I just came in to get my nipples pierced, and Emma was so amazing! There was an apprentice there watching and asking questions, and she knew all the answers in less than a minute. Very clean and comfortable. The piercings hurt less than a cartilage piercing, and I truly believe that is because Emma knew what she was doing. 10/10 would recommend this place. I am so so happy!!

Alexandra Eberhard

Very clean and professional shop! It was kind of a last minute decision to go the day I did for my tattoo. I messaged Timmy from their fb page and he responded right away! I was able to get in with Matt that evening, he was very professional and friendly and got the tattoo done in a timely fashion! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Thanks guys! You rock! Highly recommend this shop!!

Foxy Johnson

Gabrielle Martin

Just went there recently my sister got her double and I got my nose pierced. The shop was clean and the employees were very kind. I had a great experience and would recommend the shop.

Rebecca Miller

I had a great experience at The Reef. I was a walk in and was greeted immediately. I recently had a miscarriage and was looking to get something done to memorialize this and help myself cope and move on. Baby Mat listened to everything I was looking for and looked over the little design I found and helped make it my own. He was professional and personable. He did a great job and was super nice throughout the whole thing. I’m already looking forward to getting another and will definitely be coming back when the time comes!

felinebb J

Amanda Tzanov

Took my daughter to get her ears pierced for her birthday! I had emailed ahead of time and the response was timely and just the info I needed to make a decision. Trevor was excellent and talked my daughter through the whole process. He did an excellent job and everyone was so nice! Highly recommended.

Eric Bochman

My wife got her nose done here. Super, super friendly and helpful. No intimidation by anyone, where as most places you feel uncomfortable going into. Highly recommend them.


Although I live about half an hour away, I will always come here now for my tattoos and piercings. Everyone is super sweet and helpful, making each visit very pleasant and fun. I’ve had my tattoos done by Matt and my recent piercing done by Emma and everything turned out great! I definitely recommend going here to everyone who asks me where to go because every artist here is amazing!

Kinga Rafacz

Haley Contreras

Martha Lagunas

Bobbie Sing

Wonderful place, very professional. Took the time to explain everything to my daughter for her piercing. Everyone was friendly and the place was immaculate.. I also have been for tattoos prior. Very reasonable rates and they always make the time for you.

Nancy Mulcahy

Very nice people, clean studio and I am very pleased with my tattoo. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it and what a nice job was done with it. Have recommended them to some people that are thinking about having one done.

Dank Memez

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