Reviews of Vanity Tattoo (Tattoo Shop)

28 S Western Ave, Carpentersville, IL 60110, United States

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Currently this firm receives a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and this score has been calculated on 175 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Vanity Tattoo IN Illinois

Joy Seng

He gave me a hard time about what I wanted. Told me He didn't like any of the designs that I picked out. They tried to get me to tat something that I didn't want. So in my head, I thought the artist couldn't do it. I still gave the benefit of the doubt so I compromised. So I picked something that I sort of liked and maybe the artist could do. The outline looked good, but when it came to the details and shading. It turned out nothing like the picture that was provided. Now it's on me and I can't just erase it. Also there was a spot that the artist got lazy on or forgot what the design looked like. I had my phone ready to show him but he just started filling it in. Didn't get what I wanted, artwork was bad, and I felt like I was doing something wrong. Rod was the one who worked with me.

Annmarie Morrison

Love it here !!!!! Even brought my daughter for a piercing here !!!!

Damien Magana

I've gotten about 8 tattoos on my body but only one was done here at Vanity. I regret not coming here for the other 7 bc since the moment I called to walk in & get tattd to the moment I walked out the door with my amazing! finished product, I was treated very professional,respectful & honestly! Some artist may give you a little talk about how to treat your tattoo but here they actually cared & made sure I was going to have a good looking tattoo they even give you a small supply to get started with

Stewart Ramirez

Very clean and professional looking, super friendly!

J Muzz

Clean and professional. Johnny is fantastic. Would and do recommend them.

Mandy Paciorkowski

Met the owners April & John. Super nice and very friendly! Cool atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Lia Sutton

Super professional and clean, these guys know what they're doing! Go see Alex Warden if you want an amazing piece of art on your body!

Kathleen Kautz

Alex was great!

Melissa Arias

I have had nothing but great experiences at vanity. Jeff has been tattooing me and my family for years and his work is always beautiful and clean. I always walk out with exactly what I wanted. I definitely recommend everyone to come here and ask for Jeff!

ahmad kashani

I got my tattoo here. Friendly staff and very professional.

Ariel Faye

Lisa Purcell

Steve was FANTASTIC and great personality

Yanira Ayala

Boston New England Sports fan

My name is Andrew Flis and when I got my Red Sox Patriots Celtics Bruins and the Big B with the Red Sox Patriots Celtics and Bruins logos inside it Rod did an awesome job and everybody is very nice I'll definitely will be back in the future

Thomas Gloviak

Great Work!!!!! Great pricing!!!! Every one there are great people, John(owner does great work along with his team. The facility is very clean. I would recommend everyone to check it out.

David Mines

aled did a great job for me and my daughter

Julia Lawrence

Message them on Facebook on Friday September 6th to book an appointment. They wrote back and said Sunday September 15th at noon would work. I confirmed. Then I asked if they would like me to drop off my designs ahead of time, they told me to email them over. Did that and explained how I wanted them and where, thanked them, and said see you sunday the 15th at noon. This morning I got an email from them saying my designs were too small for how I wanted them and that the artist who was going to do them forgot he had his daughters birthday that day so he couldnt do them anyways. Terrible customer service. They should have just suggested that what I wanted needed to be bigger for it to come out nice, which i would have totally agreed to seeing as i want these badly for family who has recently passed away. Also, how do you "forget" your daughters birthday party? That is something completely unforgettable if you ask me. I've read past reviews about this place turning down people who dont want huge tattoos done and this confirmed it. If you dont want something huge done, dont waste your time with this company because they will only get your hopes up and waste yours.

Becky Carpenter

I absolutely love this place and would recommend it to anyone! John did my tattoo and I am absolutely in love with it. His artwork is beautiful, he does very clean, neat work, and makes you feel so comfortable. The rest of the artists are all very nice as well, and April is a sweetheart. I will definitely be back very soon for my next one.

faby ochoa

My experience, I went to get a tattoo on my birthday and I asked one of the workers if they could do it for me; he said he didn't do detailed tattoos and suggested me to go with another worker in the shop named Alex . The "Artist" said he would try his best so it would look similar. I don't want to make this story long so I endend up with a tatto that looked nothing similar to the original one. He charged me $180 for 5 mini birds that look like flying triangles, my feather doesn't have shape, the lines look like he was shaking while doing it & the letters on my tattoo look like a 10 year old wrote them. When he showed me the sketch, I thought it would look way better when he would do it. Looking at the reviews after getting it, this isn't the first bad review that they write about him . Supposedly he guarantees his work , he chargers me to fix it for the terrible work . Sadly I can't post a picture of it

Jenesssa Piscopo

Had a great experience with Vanity Tattoo, will definitely be going back. John and April were amazing! They make you feel very comfortable. Very happy with my piercing.

Jackie Newman

Walked in strangers - left as family. Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate the owners, John and April! Their warmth and kindness resonates throughout Vanity Tattoo. Every interaction my daughter and I had with them this evening starting with our phone conservation was handled in such a positive and genuine manner that we felt like family. Both John and April went above and beyond to understand my daughter's piercing needs and make her feel comfortable. They asked her about look and placement, made sure the hoops were the right size for her face and fitted her with the highest grade jewelry available. I stood there fully aware she was in good hands - that they truly had her best interest at heart. If you're evaluating sites looking for the right place - you can stop now. Vanity Tattoo is the real deal - family oriented, friendly, clean, customer focused and professional. We could not be any happier with my daughter's piercing and our experience.

Kayla Brown

Today was my first time going to this place. I got 2 ear piercings done by Alex. He was very professional, clean, and precise. My piercings turned out exactly how I wanted. And the prices here are more reasonable than any other place I did research on.

esau castillo

The most bad place ever

Mitchell Cress

Felt a little faint after getting a piercing here. The concern and help that I was offered from the artist, along with other artists there, was quite calming and very appreciated.


I got my first tattoo at Vanity Tattoo and I can say I will never go to any other place. I felt so welcomed and comfortable. Jeff is an amazing artist who created a beautiful piece in honor of my dad. He is so talented and very nice.

Emma Phipps

I always have amazing experiences at Vanity, it’s clean and everyone is welcoming. I get my work done by Johnny who’s an amazing artist and an awesome guy to talk to, never makes you feel uncomfortable or rushed when making decisions and is always prepared. Seen him for 3 tattoos the past 1.5 years and I’m already planning my 4th.

Connor Johnson

I've received 3 different pieces and the service is great!

Anthony Cosentino

Awesome clean place to get a tattoo or piercing! All the staff is very helpful and kind. John is a very talented artist!! Iam gladly happy to say iam finally part of the Vanity Tattoo Family!


Very clean facility. Staff very friendly and accommodating. I had some ideas of what I wanted but not entirely. John worked with my design until I was beyond happy. You will not regret going to Vanity Tattoo. Nice people and professional work.

Michael Molinaro

Johnny Jr did a fantastic job professional environment clean and reasonably priced

Jixi Lederer

Got a piercing here and felt extremely rushed which should never be the case for a piercing. The piercer was not very friendly and didn't explain anything to me (like his choice of jewelry--I did not really have a say).

Ekaterina Petrova

Emily Antkowiak

I have had 3 horrible experiences here. I should have learned after the first. Do not recommend getting tattooed or pierced here AT ALL!!!

Andy Y.

Craig Anthony

Got a piece from Rod a few years ago and am going back today to add to it.

Andrew Speranza

Great, clean, professional environment for being tattooed. Awesome artists as well. I have been getting tattooed by Jeff Stoltz for nearly 5 years now (10 tattoos) and I will continue to do so.

Daniela Barron

I got my nose pierced with some friends.....i dont remember the dudes name but he was young and pretty chill. over all he did a good job and the piercing looks good but i do wish he would have given me more info on how to clean it more..

Joseph Stark

Awesome place! Have had lots of people get tattoos here. Great clean place. Alex and Johnny are amazing ..

Shannon Dunn

Took my friend here so we both could get tattoos, hers a tribute to her mom and mine for my kids. The guy wouldn't do the design either of us wanted. Said it would have to be a certain size and it wouldn't fit on the wrist...BS!! I asked what size needle do you plan on using cause I have seen this specific tattoo in person and it can be done! Gave us such attitude! No thanks....I am going somewhere else!


Jeff was great! Good work and very considerate! Will continue to recommend Vanity to friends and family!

Donald Sherman

RaeAnn S.

Very clean and extremely nice employees. John and April both helped us out with our piercings and made us feel very relaxed. Will definitely go back for more piercings and tattoos.

Ashley Smith

Fantastic shop! Thank you guys so much won't go anywhere else!

Amanda Arias

I’ve gone to Vanity for all of my tattoos and love it there. Jeff has done every tattoo I have except for one, and all of them turn out amazing. He’s super helpful with designing and placement as well. Everyone that works there is really friendly! I’d never go anywhere else for a tattoo; I’ve never been disappointed. I would highly recommend Vanity Tattoo to anyone.

Ashley R

Had Johnny do my first tattoo!!! Great guy and great artist!! Everyone in there is friendly, very artistic and honest, 10/10 would recommend this place.

Peter Shapero

Clean, and friendly!

Lynnetta Berg

The staff her is amazing and friendly

william audino

Told my wife and I to get the F out! Horrible service when I was being pressured and only asking questions.

Geoffrey Rose

Nice place. Very clean and well organized.

Lost Shadow

Nice people except for one guy. Jeff is super nice. Only negative was they didn't do it exactly how I wanted. But 9/10 what I was hoping for

Suze N.

If I could give this place zero stars I would. I sell all four tattoo artist in the shop, yes they look busy, but no one acknowledged us. No one greeted us. No one said we’ll be right with you. I don’t know how everyone gives this place 4 stars!!! Horrible customer service!!

Jenna Link

I got my anti tragus piercing here, and they were nice, professional, and cleanly. I'm extremely happy with how it turned out.

Jezika Kitzy

VERY professional. Very reasonably priced. Alex has done two tats for me, done my husband's and my best friend. Will be taking my son tjere fir his first tattoo in June.

Daniel Kahn

HUGE THANK YOU to the world famous Rob Downs @ Vanity Tattoo! Could not be happier! 20ish hours in the chair. Great conversation. Super clean shop. Super awesome artist. I will be back sir. Thank you thank you thank you!

Krystal LaViolette

Really a let down and waste of time, met with Alex for a complete back piece and cover up...Gave him just a couple of musts (like I wanted my spine covered and a tree design THATS IT) Finally had to email him as I had told him I wanted to get started ASAP and he told me that wasn't a problem... So after waiting past the time frame (he gave me to start) I emailed. Finally a response with an "idea" and let him know to go with it as it was a very, very rough draft. I also let him know my husband was looking for a large shoulder piece as well so this is two major expensive pieces...he sent me a "crayon like covering" after I emailed him again after waiting even longer. It really seemed as if he forgot and when he got an email from me he threw some lines on it and said he was still thinking about it...Needless to say I never heard from him again...I wish he had just told me he couldn't do it because it was a giant waste of my time and I could have found someone else who could have started when I needed them to begin (within 2 to 3 weeks).

Natasha Morrissey

They are amazing and honest. Rod is the best tattoo artist.

It Is I Me

Very nice clean place,great artists

Kellie Murray

I've been meaning to get a tattoo in honor of my son for quite some time now. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE recommended Vanity Tattoo. I walked in and immediately felt welcome. Nano gave me great suggestions and even drew up my tattoo in his own script. He did an incredible job. My tattoo looks absolutely AMAZING! I cannot wait to show it off. I am in love with it. Definitely will recommend Vanity Tattoo to anyone and everyone. -YOU GUYS ARE GREAT :)

Bea Kowalski

Need a tat....? Nice and clean

Natalie noname

I went in to get a left nostril nose piercing. John did my piercing. The staff was very professional and clean. The place was clean and they did wash their hands a lot. I was in a out in a flash. He gave me after care instructions. I would definitely go back for another piercing.

Lauren Feeney

Amy Shanahan

Elena Castillo

John pierced my tragus it was fast and painless great customer service definatly will be coming back!!

Megan Helin

Worst experience I have ever had at a tattoo shop. My sister and I went in the shop today to get information on a small tattoo that we each wanted to get to remember our mother. She passed away on 10/7/18 & her memorial service was today. This idea my sister and I had was spur of the moment but the website says walk-ins are welcome. Well, we walked in and there were zero customers in the shop. We thought we would have no problem getting this done today as a walk-in. First words that came out of Jeff's mouth were "I don't have any availability today." So I decided to ask him if he could draw something up for me real quick so I could decide if I wanted to schedule an appointment for the following day. He said no about drawing up a design. I brought in a small pin my mother wore. I really wanted an idea of the size design we would be working with. Then he quoted a price before ever showing us what he could draw up for us and never even offered to show us any of his work. He said the soonest he would be able make us an appointment would be for the following day. Again, I was uncomfortable requesting an appointment when I was never shown what sort of work he could do for us. I told him I will think about this but asked what time I should call back so that I could secure the earliest appointment for the following day. He told me the earlier the better because he was planning on leaving early tonight. I completely understand about having to close up early, however, I was put off by every question or interaction that was had between us. I'm not quite sure he understood the sentimental value of trying to get these tattoos done on such a special day for our family. Needless to say we went to a different shop that we had used multiple times. Immediately the artist drew up the exact design that we were hoping for. And got to work on us right away. I am so happy we decided to go to the other shop and get exactly what we wanted. And I did not feel like a bother like I did at Vanity Tattoo. I only decided to try your shop because your location is very close to me. However, I am so disappointed in my experience I am 100% certain I will never step foot in your shop again. And when my friends ask me for a recommendation, I will make sure to tell them whatever they decide stay away from Vanity Tattoo.

a g

Friendly staff,clean and professional shop. Very talented artists,my only shop I use for all my tattoos .

Hailey Wimmer

Best place I’ve been to yet, friendly and personable artists, and excellent quality of work, not to mention the actual shop it’s self looks so nice.

Jonathan Odegard

Clean and bright, this is an absolutely professional shop. I can't speak for all the artist, but we saw Johnny. He was very meticulous and well prepared. This is the second tatoo he's done for my wife, and my first from Johnny. He took the ideas that we brought and took the best parts of each and incorporated them into a custom design. He really took his time in setting up, understanding that it's a lifetime deal, perfection matters. And he is a perfectionist!great long straight lines and flawless shading. A true professional. I'd highly recommend him for anything, he's first and foremost an artist, great drawing. And second, a detailed perfectionist. He's not afraid to try new things, but he really takes it with the heavy consequences it deserves. Check this place out!

Jason Rozen


Fred Rohde

This place is the best hands done. I'm a repeat customer and will continue to go there. John the owner and Rod are the best in the business. 8 tats later and I'm still going. They listen to your ideas, give you their true opinion and make you feel at home. Thx vanity tattoo!

Cynthia Padilla

This was a couple years ago. When I went in to inquire about a tattoo I've been thinking about getting done for my two nieces I wasn't at all welcomed by any of the artists. My friend had just gotten his tattoo done earlier that day and I …

Adam Katalak

Awesome work! Great courteous staff!

sandy ledbetter

Awesome work, John is great. Very clean shop!

tim butzen

Great work- great staff- beautiful and clean facility. And my tattoo looks amazing! I am never going anywhere else

Jakob Crsewski-valero

I would just like to start off by saying that I am heavily modified. I have 11 piercings and none have given me issues. But 8 months ago I went here to get my industrial done, something I have wanted for a long time ! I called and they told me Alex was amazing with them and has done many. After 3 months I started having very bad issues with it but decided to just press on. Now fast forward to last week I had a huge bump on it, normally this would be my fault but !!! Turns out it was his, for an industrial the holes have to be just right, or els the tension cause hypertrophic scaring, he didn't get the holes correct at all, I went to 3 shops to all get there different opinion and they all said the same thing, he royally messed up my ear. There's a simple test they can do where they put two separate barbells on to see the alignment and they were completely straight. Meaning he pierced my ear horizontally and shoved a barbel in it at an angle. And no it didn't migrate because the holes ever perfect and there was no scaring to indicate that it has sifted, he just did it wrong. If you want to go here for simple, easy piercings go ahead, but anything complex I would go to another shop. Because obviously he has had no training when it comes to complex piercings. Color theory is amazing with piercings and so is the tattoo lady in Hammond. But please don't come here.

Jeryl Horan

1st tattoo by Alex. He did an awesome job and would recommend him to anyone interested in getting their first, second, ect. Going back today to get a tattoo in honor of my son, who recently passed. Sent the picture to Alex prior to the appointment and he made a few suggestions which work for me. Will post a photo when done. Best place to go hands down.

Mike Sanner

Jesse Kempf

John will sit and listen and draw a one of a kind piece very professional and clean. Will come back.

Aranza Alarcon Monroy

Nothing bad to say about this place. Johnny and John are awesome. They both have done tattoos on me and both came out amazing. I see a lot of negative comments about this place. Honestly if you have a bad experience just call them and I'm sure they will find a way to fix it. But keep in mind and treat everyone with respect. Not everyone will put up with your childish behavior. After all respect should be given if you expect it in return.

Steve Norris

Always awesome! Everyone is friendly and helpful, love the work that's been done so far by John. I will definitely keep going here

Corinne Putwen

What great place thanks

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Chrissy Atkocaitis

Awesome atmosphere where you feel at home. Very clean and accommodating and this is just as great as the work. Family and friends will all be referred here.

Jason Zych

Had my tattoo done by John. It was done very well. He is really talented and professional. The studio itself is really nice and clean. The receptionist is welcoming and friendly. This was my first tattoo and I highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested or planning to get a tattoo.

Darlyn Gonzalez

I really recommend this place, the tattoo artist are really polite and respectful they are very professional.

Lynne Kurowski

Thank you Rod. For giving me my amazing Cubs tattoo. I love it. April and John love your place.

Amy Kruger

Rob was amazing and love my tattoos I got here

Cassia Albaugh

Marc Sparks

I was going here for a tattoo today until I saw the nasty comments in response to some of the reviews. Learn how to resolve customer concerns without being a-holes.

Sarah Heil

Had my first tattoo done by Rob, even though it hurt.. I still love it :) thank you for my first experience. I will be getting more in the future. :)

Joanne Angiulo

Will never go to Vanity for tattoo. If you are not getting big ink, they want nothing to do with you. Even when the stop is empty for the whole hour and a half I was there looking for ideas. Passed me off to Johnny, he's a great piercer, but useless when it comes to tattoo. He sucked all the joy out of what I went in there for and I finally left and will go elsewhere. What a shame. It is clean.

Renee Kane

I can't say enough great things about Vanity Tattoo. I had my second Tattoo done by John last night. He is always so helpful when your really not sure what you want. He tells you like it is. If it's not going to work or look right he lets you know up front.. Not only that he is such a nice, down to earth person who really loves what he does. I love the fact that the place is super clean and is a family business. If you are looking for a place to get a tattoo I highly recommend them!! I'll be back....

Kelly Stahl

Wow! Everyone here is so nice!! I came in to get an earring replaced and they were very helpful and kind in helping me pick out a new one. I highly recommend this shop!

Henry Burch

Alex is a great tattooist. The shop is 2nd to none. Very clean and professional. I have gotten 3 tattoos done there and look to get more.

Hayley B

I got a tattoo from Jeff about a year ago and his line work was not the best. I got a heartbeat tattoo (first tattoo ever) and once it healed I noticed a small gap in the line. I might go back but would definitely want someone who can make straight lines..

mallory hale

Everyone here is so sweet. Very helpful and careful when you get piercings. Ill be returning for my next!

S Thomas

I was so impressed when I walked into Vanity. I went and got my Rook piercing done. When I walked in all the staff were super friendly and welcoming. They sat and chatted with me as the piercer prepared the equipment. When it came to the actual piercing it was quick and well done. I took a friend in to get her belly button done a few days after (because I had such a good experience) and again it was a very friendly atmosphere, even with all the artists working. Although we didn't make an appointment and had to wait, someone kept checking in and as soon as an artist opened up who could do a piercing was available he took us right away. They are a little pricey, but I'd rather pay an extra 5$-10$ for great service. I do wish they would have given a little more inf. on piercing care, but that's the only kind of complaint I have.

Alyssa Roimiser

They told my sister she was to young to get her belly button pierced when my mother went with her. I was looking to get a nose piercing her but after reading the owners responses on low star reviews I will never go here. So unprofessional to talk to people in that manner. They just say that everyone is wrong, stupid, or expected too much. That's not how you should run a business. This is coming from someone who works for a salon.


I have called their office 4 times on different days, and left a message for Rob. I still haven't heard back. I went there in march and although I loved my tattoo, I am very frustated with the fact that the artist hasn't found 3 minutes out of his day to return my phone call. ROB IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE THIS ... I have been calling Vanity tattoo to let you know that I would like a touch up. I went in there in march & I didn't call sooner because It took me a while to heal as i had an allergic reaction to the pink ink. my tat is now better but there are spots where you can totally tell were never touch by the needle, so I would like to get it fixed, It is my understanding that i have 6 months to return for a retouch.

Jasmine Vergara

John was an excellent piercer! Very knowledgeable about his work, and his kindness made the overall experience much better. Ask for John when you go in!

Terrance Robinson

My name is Susan, I am absolutely satisfied with my experience at vanity tattoo. After researching different tattoo shops and actually meeting one artist from a different shop who just emailed me some photo shopped garbage off Google images. My fiance told me about Rod Pronos at Vanity. We went in there straight away and I told him what I wanted and where I wanted it. He was booked solid for 2 months which is a good sign. Finally had my appointment and it was easy, walked in he lined the beautiful drawing on me right away and not more than five minutes later I was in the chair. Rod you rock your artwork is beautifully amazing, and you are hilarious. What a guy! I can't wait to finish in a month or so. everyone at Vanity is very friendly also. Great atmosphere, very clean, and good music playing too. Thanks Vanity see you soon and from now on.

Chelsea Bergland

I got my nose pierced by John Markiano. Vanity tattoo is the most hygienic and clean friendly place. He was quick and painless. I would highly recommend him.

Shane Thorelius

Only place ill go to for a tattoo. Great atmosphere and professional work with reasonable pricing.Would reccomend to anyone ,with confidence!Johnny and jeff have done a fantastic job..and the staff is very nice.This place wont dissapoint!

maria c

GREAT PLACE!! Thank you.

Matthew O'Donnell

My second tattoo done by John back and forth for about 2 months between different shops he's the only one that remembered every detail about the tat and placement and goes a long way with me love the work I would definitely recommend this shop to everyone

B Kielan

Absolutely adore this establishment! I’ve frequented it for years now, getting different piercings, and have never been disappointed. I had a very detailed linework drawing tattooed on my hip earlier today by the owner, John. He did an incredible job and I’m overly pleased. I would recommend this shop ten times over for their cleanliness and personability. Much love, Vanity Tattoo.

Michelle Gonzalez

Great place, very clean, friendly talented staff.

Christina Brown

I got three tiny tattoos done on my 18th birthday at vanity. The healing process went fine, but they came out patchy. Fine with me, it happens. Whatever. So I went back a year and a half later, several times to try and get a touch up, and every time I was told they were either too busy or my tattoo wasnt healed yet. It has been over two years, and I have yet to be able to get it touched up. Not to mention one of my peircings from here rejected, as well as a friends. And the price for it was a bit much. Either way, so much for free touch ups. Ill be going to a new place for my next tattoo this summer and my fixes.


I have been going to Vanity since it was at its old location. It has been the only place I feel truly comfortable at. If you need a tattoo done definitely go to Vanity!! Ask for Jeff! Everyone there is great, but Jeff does all my tattoos and he is definitely very conscious of what you want, and comes up with great designs when you have just an idea of what you want. His work is always impeccable. You can count on him to give you want you want, and I also feel comfortable asking for it to be fixed if it is not 100% how I want. Definitely go to vanity! It’s like a second home!

Alyssa Romzo

I got my first tattoo here by Johnny! Everyone is so caring there and the place is so clean and spacious. I will definitely be getting more here in the future

Jennifer Reed

We’ve been here several times for simple piercings and always get exceptional customer service, everyone is always very nice and accommodating, the piercers are amazing and we’ve never had any issues. They explain everything and despite always having customers doing larger business they respect our time and needs. I would recommend over anywhere else!

Alyssa Palumbo

Just got a piercing done at vanity and I just wanted to say that Johnny was awesome!! He went above and beyond making sure I was comfortable and taking care of me when I passed out. Seriously thank you, I highly recommend going to Johnny for a piercing!

Joseph Wieczorek

Rob Downs by far best Artist I have ever had do work on me. This is now my thrid time back to see hime and I cannot wait till next time. The store is clean and was friendly and great atmospher.

Joann Toler

I love this place. Even though I only got one tattoo at Vanity I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone is so nice there but the only thing I had problems with was the after care for a belly piercing. I was told to wash it with regular Dial soap when I take a shower and not to use Seal salt spray. After a year following the after care advice my piercing was not healing right and hurt like a mother and wouldn't stop bleeding. I finally gave up and purchased Sea salt spray and my piercing is now healing the way it should. Other than that I can't complain and would definitely get another tattoo at Vanity.

Ian Walloch

This place was awesome from start to finish! I was welcomed by April, and she set the tone to be a friendly, professional establishment. I honestly felt like it was a hangout spot, and probably wouldn't have left after my tattoo if I wasn't so hungry. It was my first tattoo, and Rod was able to take a Google image and shrink it down to the size I needed. Then, he did a wonderful job with my tattoo and I'm nothing less than 100% satisfied!! Great place and I totally recommend it to rookies, veterans, and all those between.

bethany nichols

awesome shop! super clean, great work, and very fair prices. all the artists are very professional and they price their work so well, love this place.

Dawn Butler

Hands down the best place to get marked. Jeff has done some fabulous work

Chloe Jayy

Friendly staff and decent prices

Rosetta Gonzalez

Great family business, starting coming to them before they moved to their current location. Always clean, respectful and have done great work on me. I even trust them to pierce my daughter's nose. I've gotten 2 tattoos here, and a piercing. Brought a friend for a tat too. Looking forward to my next one. Very soon. Love John Sr. and his wife is a sweetheart.

Lindsey Zawacki

The shop was very clean and the staff were very professional. This was my 5th tattoo, and my favorite so far. Alex was really nice and I was super impressed with my new tattoo. I would absolutely recommend him as an artist, and Vanity Tattoo as a reputable place to get a tattoo.

Dee Hernandez

Best place to get a tattoo. John is a great artist, very friendly. Beautiful work

Tiffany Voltz

Let me tell you help amazing this place is. I called because one of my piercings closed up and John responded " Come on in! We'll repierce it for free." and he gave me a new pair of barbells too. He is amazing.

Tony Lullo

Just had my probably 15th tattoo done at vanity tattoo all my work has been there been going for the past 20 years this place just keeps getting better and better

Gabrielle Barrera

John was amazing when I walked in to get a piercing! He was SUPER nice and kept the environment clean! Im recommending him & Vanity to all my friends!

Melisa Bonilla

Got my nose pierced by John Markiano and it was a great experience! Clean and sanitary place and the service was great! You can tell he truly enjoys his profession! Highly recommend vanity tatto! Will definitely be back!


Got my belly pierced here about 2 years ago by Johnny. He was super nice along with everyone else there. I was so nervous about it but he made it so fast and simple. I am planning on getting my first tattoo at Vanity for sure because I was so pleased with my experience!!

Marisa Calzolaio

My friends and I came in for some piercings and they took us in right away. John the owner did all of our piercings and it was very clean, and you can tell he genuinely loves his job! He was very sweet and made this experience great for all of us. Thank you John and I will defenitly be back for more piercings!

Noelle J

Alex is super friendly and gets the job done nicely! He works hard and is proud of his work afterwards :)

Anthony Even

Jeff did an amazing tattoo for my sister and I. We got matching tattoos. Great price and the quality of his tattoos are unbelievable. I am planning on getting a sleeve done and he will be my guy for that. Highly recommended.

Darlene Geis

The best place for a tattoo❤

Dana Jakosz

Brandon Graham

Have gotten tattoos by multiple artists here and absolutely love them !

Elizabeth Silva

Sweet people, great atmosphere, and affordable.

Duane Wilken

My first tattoos, Rob was great. I will definitely be returning.

Jennifer Castillo

Thank you john you're the best!!!

Ruth McGuth

Very friendly, clean and super fast. Got my nose pierced and was in and out within 15 minutes.

Jonathan Molnar

Alec G

Steve was very convenient and ready to go. He was efficient while being careful and precise. Would definitely recommend Steve for a tattoo. Looks great!

David Reyes

All of my friends recommended this place over any other place in the area. Very nice people. Got my first tattoo here. Jeff did my tattoo and all my friends said he’s got pretty steady hands! Did a very a simple arrow tattoo and lines look sharp and clean! Definitely going back for more!

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