Reviews of Wild Wind Tattoo (Tattoo Shop)

1452 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States

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Here you will be able to see all the opinions of real people who consume the products and services of Wild Wind Tattoo (Tattoo Shop) in the area close to the state of Illinois.

Nowadays this business receives a rating of 4.9 out of 5 and this score has been based on 153 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Wild Wind Tattoo IN Illinois

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Mark Zee

Chris was great. It was my first tattoo and he did an amazing job. He worked with me to get the art exactly how I wanted it and was very patient about all the changes I had in mind. He was very professional about guiding me through a new experience and the recovery afterward. I am very pleased with the process and end result.

Adrienne Martinsen

Andrew did a great job! My daughter and I both got our first tattoos and he made it a great experience! Love the way they turned out! Highly recommend!!

Bobbi Benegas

Gone here twice. Shop is super clean. Rich is crazy talented, definitely coming back

Grant Herrejon

Vibrant shop with great artists who are very laid back and friendly. Took me in on short notice and did a great job. Highly recommended.

Jessica Bache

The minimum was a little too high for a very small semicolon tattoo, but over all, great service.

Scott Casleton

This is the spot. Chris Cendejas has done two tattoos for me, and I couldn't be happier. The shop is clean, the guys are professional, and the work was very high quality. Really stoked on the art Chris has done for me - will definitely be going back.

Christian Chamberlain

My wife and I went to Rich for some work and as usual he did not disappoint. The shop is clean and has great a great vibe. I am already planning on going back in a couple months to get some more work done. I would highly recommend Rich and Wild Wind Tattoo!

Dani Poplin

I absolutely love this place. My preferred artist (Carlos) is a stellar guy with some amazing ideas. He's taken my vague ideas for my sleeve and worked with my imagery to make some gorgeous pieces. I'm so excited to have him in the Windy City!

Aaron Lawlor

This is the only place I will go for a tattoo from now on. Andrew Mullen has done three of my tattoos. His work is fantastic. Also, there is something really unique about the quality of the work at Wild Winds Tattoo as well as the healing process. Their tattoos heal better than any other shop I've been to.

Oliverio Huaracha

Great experience with Andrew, he did a pair of swallows on me and my mother and they turned out great. Will definitely come back again.

Lauren Miller

Rich and team are professional, clean, fun, and smart. They will make recommendations but are open to your ideas and will work on adjusting until you're happy with the artwork. Thanks Rick and Wild Wind!

Barry Dyke

Came to Andrew around a week or two ago to get my first tattoo. Amazing artwork, and helpful throughout the entire process. Will definitely be visiting for future work!

Griffin Thorne

I got my first tattoo here. Everyone was very friendly and professional, and setting up an appointment/going over what I wanted was super easy. When I went in, the place was SUPER clean. Rich was on time and he showed me the design, had me fill out all of the paperwork, tattooed me, went over aftercare, and I left happy in no time. The tattoo looks awesome. The atmosphere was very relaxed and I definitely felt safe and comfortable during. Highly recommend this place!

Ronnie Danish

I can honestly say that the guys at Wild Wind Tattoo are absolutely awesome! Their shop is bad ass and super clean ! I've been going to Rich for a few years now and I can't see myself going to another artist. BIG UPS TO THE BOYS AT WILD WIND TATTOO.

Alika leeka

Came in on a saturday evening. I saw amazing reviews and it was perfectly close to my home. The shop itself is so awesome! Chris did an amazing job with these 2 and I couldn't be happier. Very excited for my next piece coming up from him! All the work that comes out of here is great, and they all seem to take a lot of pride in their work. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for their next tattoo! :)

David Neville

I love Wild Wind! The shop is excellent, comfortable, and sparkling clean, and they play great music. Rich is a top notch artist and did an amazing job for me. My wife has also been tattooed by Andrew, and he's also 100% five-star great. The artists are super friendly and are great at guiding you through the design and decision process. No attitude, not too-cool-for-school, just nice guys doing superb work, in a cool friendly shop. We'll be Wild Wind customers for life, and I can't wait to go back for my next one.

Stephan Jurgovan

These dudes are the best!! Amazing work at reasonable prices. More than just a tattoo shop, they have art installations that change periodically, live music, record fairs, and all around coolness.

Grace Remke

Excellent shop. Had some work done by Andrew Mullen - very professional, clean work. Highly recommend this shop and Andrew as well!

Cassandra Darnell

I live nearby Wild Wind and knew that when I was ready for my next tattoo that this was the place I wanted to check out. The decor is awesome and very welcoming, and later coming to find out all of the art is either from Rich and Chris' personal collection, or their own paintings and illustrations. Rich is the artist that I worked with, starting with some ideas that he helped to work through with me and then scheduling an appointment. He was awesome the whole way through. He gave me very honest opinions about watercolor tattoos and that adding a little bit of shading will make a huge difference (he was right). He is also just a really nice guy to hang out with for a few hours, which makes the whole process even more enjoyable. The tattoo I got is probably 3"x5" on my forearm and he finished it all in about 1.5 hours. The work itself is beautiful. The shading and line work is awesome and I get so many compliments daily about how it looks like it was literally painted on my arm. Anyway, I have already recommended this place to a bunch of friends and I know I'll be back for sure.

Elissa Chamberlain

Love my new tattoo from Wild Wind Tattoo. I was very comfortable the whole time. I love their shop. The installation wall is amazing. It makes you appreciate the creativity behind everything even more.

Anna Monteverde

Last week I had some work done by Carlos, and it couldn't have been a better experience. Besides being incredibly talented, Carlos went above and beyond to listen to what I wanted and delivered. This is the first shop where I have not felt the typical "uncool" feeling due to artists who really don't care about the individual. Carlos treated me like a valued customer, and for that he has earned one. Definitely check them out!

Jimmy Crouch

Great artists and a relaxing atmosphere. Rich free handed an arm sleeve masterpiece for me. I'm definitely coming back if my wife lets me.

Heather Marshall

I've been getting tattooed by Rich Marafioti for a while now and I'm super pumped he decided to open this shop. Between him and Chris, the quality of work is amazing and ever since the opening there has always been a reason to go to Wild Wind, even if you're not getting tattooed. It's not pretentious like a lot of other tattoo shops in that area (or really anywhere), and if that's not reason enough, they've always got some unique art installation on display, it's super clean, in a really convenient location, and for the artistry they provide, super reasonably priced. I would follow Rich anywhere to be honest, that's how amazing of a tattoo artist he is - he brought my forearm tattoo to life by free handing these amazingly colored wildflowers that I would never have been able to visualize or verbalize myself. Seriously, if you are considering a tattoo, go here or you'll forever have REGERTS (bad tattoo joke-see what i did there?)

Edwin Alday

Amazing experience. Carlos is very professional and is very artistic. Created a unique design for me. Tattoo was painless and amazing. I recommend to get a tattoo by Carlos.

Johnny Savage

My wife and I have used Carlos for four different tattoos here, and my sister-in-law saw Chris to get a shoulder tattoo done. We have been all up and down Illinois and California looking for someone who can do traditional this perfectly. The professionalism of the shop is top notch, but the most unique thing is the artistry displayed. Each one of the artist is very skilled at tattooing and great at the creative design aspect. In the back of the shop is a large wall that each artist has an opportunity to decorate, paint, and show off their artistic skills. The vibe inside will be very comfortable for The crowd who enjoys punk music, chill people, and amazing tattooers. I have a literally started social media campaign to get Carlos more recognition because of the amazing work he's done and from what i've seen on his Instagram. If you are in the area I do not miss a chance to get a tattoo here!

Katherine Bloomquist

I have been tattooed in multiple locations over the years, but Wild Wind has the best ambience by far. The shop is meticulously clean and professionally laid out but has a great artistic vibe and frequently has art installations on display. I have been getting tattooed by Rich and am absolutely thrilled with his work. Whether he is given little or specific direction, he is able to deliver a beautiful outcome. He is easy-going and easy to communicate with and always has the best playlists on. I highly recommend Wild Wind Tattoo to everyone I know!

Jon Roshanali

Excellent experience! The shop is super clean. Rich is an amazing artist!

Annetta Perkins

This was the best experience of tattooing I have ever had. The atmosphere was very calming relaxing. I recommend anyone who is getting a tattoo for the very first time to experience here. Very well kept clean environment. Would do it all over again and I shall very addictive. Love love love it. Thanks Wild Wind Tattoo

Robyn Welfring

I've been tattooed by rich over the course of several years. He has always done beautiful work and is very amenable regarding his scheduling. On a side note he has a lovely soothing manner.

Sam Ryan

Rich and Chris are seriously awesome, professional and creative. They both take the time to listen to what you want and work with you to bring your idea to life. The shop is like hospital clean, it's so inviting, artistic and warm, I kind of want to live there. If you want a tattoo from some top notch talent and all around cool dudes go to Wild Wind.

Rachael Glynn

Rich did an amazing job on a very important text piece for me. He was very professional (and not chatty thank g-d). Everything was extremely clean and chill. I will return.

Jacob Perry

Absolutely incredible experience. Would recommend and would go again.

Michael Banker

Been going to Rich for ever, and he still surprises me with how he can turn my dumb ideas into a great and artistic tattoo. Also a big fan of Chris's artwork, getting my first piece done by him real soon and couldn't be more stoked. Love the shop and the art installations they're doing. And the shop just looks great!

Rich Sovan

Andrew is a friendly & very good tattoo artist. Check him and the rest out on website or Instagram. Good experience and work done here personally.

Lindsay Heard

I recently got my first tattoo by Kathryn. She made me feel so comfortable!! I love my tattoo, and will definitely be back for more!!

Rachel Choe

Came with my boyfriend here for his first tattoo and it turned out really great. Chris was really friendly, accommodating and quick too!

kp dawes

Wild Wind is my current go-to tattoo shop as I have been a client of Chris Cendejas for a few years now. His work is phenomenal and reasonably priced. Also, what I appreciate most, is that if Chris doesn't like a design I send him he'll tell me straight out. As to the shop itself: it's a great space, clean and relaxing, where you don't feel like you're on display to the world. Highly recommended.

Amanda Solorio

Got my first tattoo ever here and the artist, Chris, was beyond amazing. He took the time explaining to me what was going to happen, he gave me great advice on care and was available for post tattoo questions when I had them. Thank you!!

Amy Anderson

Chris Cendejas was amazing! He nailed my thoughts in a drawing after a brief visit and a few emails. I came all the way from the U.P. and couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. Great experience from start to finish! <3

Jessy Murphy

I had the absolute best experience at Wild Wind. I brought an idea to Rich for a larger piece and he was able to bring it to life. The shop is super clean (as it should be!) and the artists are very down to earth, professional, yet fun. Rich's line work is impeccable and his knowledge of how designs lay/move with the body is second to none. I love my new piece and can't wait to go back again.

Justin Graci

Rich was great! Came in from out of town and got easily set up and the tattoo turned out perfect. Highly recommend this spot!

Pixie Rose

This place is fantastic! The work they put out is amazing. Chris is a jammer and absolutely crushed my new tattoo. It healed like a gem and I will definitely be going back for more.

Whitney Crebase

They steal other artist's beautiful creative art and claim it as their own. The absolute lowest blow in the art world. I would never recommend this place or these tattooers.

Jamie Koch

I had a great experience at Wild Wind. Chris did my tattoo, and he was patient and made sure my friend and I were 100% happy with the design before starting. I'll definitely be going back for more tattoos.

Seth Stonebraker

Came to Chicago on a whim a few weeks back. Then decided I want my first tattoo there. When I searched for shops, this one immediately caught my eye. Set up an appointment on their site and Chris ended up being my artist. He was very nice and told me what to expect for the pain and aftercare and all that. I will be coming back for future tattoos. Please support these guys if you’re looking to get a tattoo around Chicago!

Mary Hall

This was my first tattoo and wasn’t sure what to expect. I was impressed with the professionalism and expertise of my artist. He explained every step and insured I was happy with picture. Overall a great experience So happy with my mother daughter tatoos

Timothy Preston

I have visited Wild Wind Tattoo twice now. and have been tattooed by Chris. The shop is a nice clean environment. Chris is a talented artist and his work is fantastic. After my first tattoo by Chris I have received many compliments on how clean the work is. I already have received several compliments on the second tattoo. Chris was great to work with and I plan on having him complete my sleeve. I highly recommend him , I also have a friend that was tattooed by Rich and he loves his work as well.

John Naples

Clean, professional, experienced. The tattoos from both Rich and Chris are always amazing. Scheduling is easy, pricing is reasonable, and most importantly you can trust you will have a great experience. I have been to Rich more than once and I really appreciate the fact that I can go in there with an actual picture and he can translate it perfectly, or I can go in there with just an idea and let him run with it. 5 stars.

Savan Patel

I had a rather complex tattoo revision case that Chris was able to nail. I went to about 6-7 tattoo parlors to get a feel and some were scary. These guys were awesome from start to finish. The artists are talented, the place is clean and even music is awesome. Highly recommended!

Alexis Lofgren

Got tattood by Chris last weekend and am going back this week for another! I was a walk-in and Chris was very nice about getting me in. Chris exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love my tattoo. He was great to work with and I am excited to go back this week and get more work done by him. The shop is absolutely beautiful as well!

Olivia Lehman

Amanda's amazing at thin lines and knows how to ease the nerves. The shop feels clean and eclectic at the same time. Loved my experience there!

Brandon Paul

They gave me the best tattoo I've ever received. Amazing artists, who are in it to create high quality art over anything else. Dope music playing in the background, great atmosphere and overall a great little shop. I can personally vouch for Carlos, but am certain that if his work is anything to go by, everyone there is extremely capable and a pleasure to work with.

Adam R

I really dig all the work I've had done at Wild Wind Tattoo. Rich is an amazing artist and really conceptual and collaborative in terms of being able to take a rough idea and turn it into an incredible tattoo. Cool shop. Nice guys. Bonus points for being walking distance to a couple good spots to get a drink or bite to eat after you get tattooed.

Gina Barcal

No bullshit tattoo shop. I went to Rich with my ideas and he brought them to fruition. They also have events and art installations. Whether it's your first tattoo or your 50th...easy going talented shop.

Sanjuro Yojimbo

I've had most of my work done by Rich and it has stayed looking fresh over the last 10 yrs or so. He is an easy guy to work with and has some awesome ideas. I think he has done a great job with Wild Wind. Great atmosphere, music, and most importantly artists. I highly recommend stopping in and getting a tattoo here.

Pie, Pie My Darling

Made an appointment with Rich for their project fierce tattoo fundraiser and I have only great things to say about Wild Wind! Rich was fast, clean, completely professional and did my tattoo exactly as I wanted it. The shop was so comfortable to be in and everyone was friendly—no attitude, just kind people creating art. Will be back again soon for sure!


I've been getting tattoos from Rich Marafioti for almost ten years, and he has consistently blown me away with high-quality, beautiful work. He is knowledgeable, versatile, and can help turn any idea into a unique and stunning tattoo. I've also got great respect for Chris Cendejas, from whom my girlfriend has gotten original work and alterations to a piece done by a less-skilled artist. Chris is now her go-to guy, and we plan to continue our relationship with Wild Wind for as long as they'll have us. Look no further, you've found the best shop in Chicago.

Alexis Williams

Wild wind tattoo was an amazing experience. It was very calming and relaxing . The establishment was remarkably clean and sterile. The best tattoo business ever. Love it

Kaitlyn Bradshaw

I had such a great experience here. It was my first time getting a tattoo and obviously that comes with a bit of anxiety. The Wild Wind Crew made the experience so comfortable and welcoming. Chris did an amazing job. I will be back for my second!

Cassidi Hunkler

This place was really great! Super clean and cute space. I went in with my mom who was getting her very first tattoo. The artist who did her tattoo, Andrew, was great! He talked her through the whole process and also helped her get the design of her tattoo to a place that he felt would hold up and still be what she envisioned. Chris was my tattoo artist and he did an amazing job of taking a simple design and turning it into something way better than I even envisioned. We both got simple tattoos but they both did a really great job and were very communicative about everything. Our tattoos healed quickly with no problem, they put a medical grade plastic covering on it that really helps it to heal quickly. Will definitely go back for future tattoos/piercings.


Very clean space. I had my microblading done by Hannah

Shawn Lynch

Found this place as it was close to where i live and had great reviews. Worked with Rich to set up and appointment for my first tattoo and he could not of been nicer! Great experience 10/10 & would recommend to anyone!

Crystal Gondalia

I went to Andrew for a shoulder cap, and it turned out better than I could imagine! The lines are super clean and the color is nice and saturated. It’s healing beautifully. Cannot recommend this shop enough. Everyone is super accommodating and nice. Will definitely be getting more work done from Andrew in the future!

Bianca Vigil

If you are like me and have been looking for a tattoo shop that you can return to over and over again, then look no further. Wild Wind Tattoo was the best tattooing experience I have had in the city (and I have had several). The shop was very clean and Chris Candelas offered great insight into my proposed tattoo design. The location is also quite convenient. I would highly recommend Wild Wind to those looking to get their first tattoo or their 20th.

Jason Lee

I had a great experience at Wild Wind Tattoo. My artist was Carlos who was great to work with on my ideas. When walking in for my 4 hour session, they made me feel at home right away. I recommend Carlos and Rich to anyone that's looking to get work done. I assure you that you will be back for more ink. Convenient location and parking Great music Fantastic customer service One of the cleanest shops I've been in


I visited the shop thanks to all the great reviews and can't agree more with what everyone else has said. Such an easy and enjoyable experience. Thank you Wild Wind for all you do!

Natalie Slater

A really beautiful shop that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. Rich worked with me to come up with exactly what I wanted, and my tattoo came out great. If you've been intimidated by other shops this one is super welcoming.

Eliza Fabian

Chicago has many tattoo shops with good reviews- I'm glad I picked this place! I fully expected to walk in to make an appointment for another day, but they accept walk-ins and I was in and out in less than an hour. The shop was clean, cozy, and filled with amazing artwork. I went in to get a tattoo of my father's nickname for me in his handwriting and Rich did an amazing job! I was a little emotional and a bit nervous, but his presence was super calming. I wish I lived here so Rich can do my future tattoos (was in town visiting my brother). I guess I'll just have to visit more often!

Andrew Collier

I've been going to Rich to get tattooed for about 7 years now and have always been extremely happy with how every single one of my tattoos has turned out. I'll usually come in with a basic idea, and Rich is able to turn that into something that turns out to be extremely awesome. Chris and Carlos are also very talented artists, and always impressed with the tattoos that they do as well. The shop also has some great decor, tunes, and just an all around great vibe, as it doesn't feel like your typical tattoo shop. And with that lazer light backdrop for your post tattoo photos, you can't go wrong.

stacie yokiel

We were referred to this shop through friends while visiting Chicago. The shop is clean and comfortable with an art gallery vibe. Rich and Chris are professional while still being fun and easy to talk to. Their work is clean; so clean, your tattoo looks like a press-on tattoo. I will definitely be coming back to Wild Wind. Thanks guys.

Ryan Pfeiffer

This shop is super rad. I love the open feeling of the place, and it is impeccably clean. Both Rich and Chris have their own unique tattoo style and are increidibly successful in their execution. I will definately be returning for future tattoos ASAP!

Bryan Podell

I love this place! I've been going to Rich for the past two years and he has always made me feel extremely comfortable with each piece I get done. He emphasizes the importance of it being on my body, and will only make recommendations to ensure that the art looks great years down the road. The physical space of the shop is open and very welcoming. I appreciate the fact that Rich uses Wild Wind not just for tattooing, but for a community space to display all types of art.

Gwendolyn Burns

Could not be happier with my first tat! My sister and I explained what we wanted and Andrew sketched up such a simple, sweet, quality design. It’s healed up quickly and properly and now I just want more. Great location, high quality everything, super clean, good conversation 10/10. These artists are top notch. Would recommend.

Shabath Leidy-Briggs

Chris was wonderful! His work is really superb. He gave nice advice in a respectful manner and was able to deliver exactly what I wanted!

Thomas Dolan

I have been getting work done by Rich for over 9 years, he is the best. Wild Wind is a great space, with really solid and welcoming guys, doing great work. All around great shop, I highly recommend!

Kristin Miaso

Rich Marafioti is the only person I let tattoo me. He's an amazing and talented artist. The facility is clean, creative and tasteful. It doesn't feel like your typical tattoo shop which is refreshing. Most artists have attitude and can make you feel intimated, not Rich. He's professional, down to earth, and always executes an amazing sketch of each tattoo I have had done. His attention to detail and genuine personality is why he is one of the best tattoo artists in the city of Chicago.

Carrie Rich

My sister and I went to Wild Wind Tattoo a month ago to get our first tattoos - both small and simple. We both worked with Chris, who accommodated us without an appointment. He was chill and easy to work with, patient and allowed our other two sisters to join in on the experience. He was confident and knowledgable, and gave us care instructions that were easy to follow. The shop was clean and I felt like we were in really good hands. I definitely recommend this shop, and will be back if I decide to get another tattoo in the future.

Acey Santos

I worked with Chris on my latest tattoo, and he was helpful, considerate, honest, and professional. He crafted a very intricate piece for me, which speaks volumes in regards to his talent. Throughout the tattoo procedure, Chris was both careful and efficient. In addition, he was very clear in explaining the aftercare process. As far as the facility goes, Wild Wind Tattoo is very clean and has both a fun and professional feel to it. I highly recommend it.


I have been a client of Rich for years. Besides being a very talented tattoo artist, I have always been treated well and felt welcomed in his shop. It's an inclusive environment that is not hyper masculine like other shops have been. Very easy to work with and always a pleasure. Be prepared to be complimented on your colored ink, if you get a piece done here. Highly recommended.

Joe Rieman

Both Rich and Chris are talented tattoo artists. The shop is very clean! I've had several pieces done by Rich and plan to get many more done by him. Everyone in the shop is approachable and you don't have to worry about getting a pretentious answer. Overall great shop! Not a single complaint.

Kevin Bloom

Do yourself a favor and check this shop out! The tattooers are super creative, well versed artists in any style. They take your idea and help you get the best tattoo you can! The shop is new, very clean and comfortable. I have been tattoo’d by Rich for many years and it’s great to see him open his own shop! With his skills and work ethic, he’s going to be there for a long time!

drew kimmel

This shop is one of the best in the city. You walk in and feel welcomed. Rich and Chris are both there to greet you when you walk in. They are both knowledgeable and willing to work with any and all ideas. I would/do recomend seeing these guys if you want a well thought out tattoo backed by incredible artist.

Sandra Obenewaa

Got my first tattoo from Chris and I loved it.

Cara Rebernick

Had such an excellent experience working with Carlos to get a portrait of my dog, Mosley. The shop is clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend!

Emiliano Ruiz

I got one question do you guys do tattoos for people underage with with their parents permission and if they are with them?

Keith Callas

Wild Wind is my favorite place to get tattooed by far. The shop is very professional and the fact that they have other things going on in the shop like Art Installations take the shop to another level. Every time I've come to Rich with an idea for a tattoo he has taken it beyond what I could have ever imagined. You can't go wrong getting tattooed at Wild Wind Tattoo. Also points for a great location.

Scott Baermann

Everything about the experience was top notch! Clean shop. Attentive artist. Rich was great! Line work is impeccable. Will be back for more.

Matt Gandurski

Have been using Rich as my go-to artist for years. Besides being a great artist, he's professional, flexible, creative, and an all-around good hang. The shop is clean and always decorated with an ever-changing theme, and there are often after-hours charity events. Never a bad experience. I bartend, and whenever my customers ask about my tattoos, I send them to Rich every time.

Mike Wszalek

Second decent sized tattoo from Rich and it's excellent. Shop is clean, lots of cool original art everywhere. Great experience. Good prices. Will be back for more.

Daina Fischer

I had such a great experience at Wild Wind Tattoo. Easy parking and it's at a great location. The shop is very clean and welcoming. Rich was a true professional and made my tattooing experience a great one. My tattoo is healing beautifully and I'm already planning on coming back!


Staff was extremely friendly and very willing to work with clients to get exactly what meets their needs and budget. A+

Colleen Horcher

Rich did an amazing job on my sugar skull tattoo, I couldn't be happier. Everyone was super nice and very professional. The overall experience was great. I will definitely be going back to Wild Wind for my next tattoo.

Wanda Ramos

Very good

Jonathan Bickel

I picked Wild Wind Tattoo for my first tattoo experience, and got two palm-sized traditional Chinese character tats from Rich at the beginning of August. The have healed very nicely with no issues, and I have gotten compliments on the line work from friends with several tats, and also compliments on the quality of the character rendering from my Chinese friends. In addition to the quality of the tats themselves, Rich was very professional and competent. His responses to my pre-appointment emails were prompt, clear, and organized. His manner and knowledge of potential bodily reactions during the process indicated both a high-level of focus on the customer as well as reflecting a great deal of personal experience. Lastly, I'll note that I first became aware of Wild Wind when they hosted a fundraising benefit for a a local charity that I volunteer with. So, Rich/Wild Wind are a positive for the community as well as providers of quality tattoo services.

Lauren Merrild

I came here for my first tattoo a year ago because I was referred by a friend. I didn’t have any experience and didn’t know what to expect from a tattoo parlor. I came with my two sisters and we were all getting tattoos of our favorite animals on our sides. Rich did my sister’s tattoo and Chris did mine and my other sister. Looking at these now that I have a few tattoos, I can see that the work is poor quality. I went back a few months later to get a tattoo on my arm and on my ear because it was the only place I knew. Now I wish I had shopped around because I got two more poor quality tattoos on that other visit. The second time I was alone and was treated poorly by Rich and Chris. I showed them the ear tattoo of my friend (we decided to get matching ones) and they said it was a fake tattoo and they couldn’t replicate. I was told this by Rich twice and by Chris once even though I knew it was a real tattoo. I could kick myself for still letting them tattoo me. I still have the misshapen ear tattoo that I’ll someday have to fix. In the meantime, I just got a big cover up on the arm tattoo I got that second time. When I went to my new artist, she assumed a friend did it for me saying, “well you could tell they KIND OF knew what they were doing”. I was too embarrassed to correct her.

Alexander Chavez

Rich has done 4 of my tattoos and I'm really happy with them all. Very talented artist along with the rest of the guys at the shop. Definitely would recommend the shop.

Michael Puente

Chris is awesome! He communicated calm and promptly, and explained the whole process well. Art is also fantastic.

Manuel Quintero

Rich who’s the owner of the place is one of the nicest and coolest dudes I’ve ever met. I’ve been getting tattooed by him for 10years now. I’ve followed him around shop to shop until he opened his own. The shop doesn’t have the intimidating vibe some other “top tattoo shops” have, it’s a very welcoming and inclusive place and the music selection is always on point. The staff is great and very good people, I can’t stress enough how cool this place is.

Rudy Bhimani

Andrew did great work in a piece my wife wanted on her ribs. Very clean lines and top notch shading. Andrew was also very professional and had a great personality. Highly recommend and will use again in future.

Scott Musial

Rich might be a soft spoken person of few words but he is a phenomenal tattoo artist. His attention to detail, artistry skills and a clients needs is amazing. The studio is super clean tastefully decorated and inviting. I had a custom piece done that requires several two hour sessions. The price of $150 dollars an hour might scare people but don't forget a tattoo is permanent and not a time to skimp on the price if you want the work done right the first time. I will recommend this studio to anyone who asks.

Jennifer Seger

This was my first tattoo experience. I went in nervous, but I greatly appreciated how the artist (Chris) was kind, patient, and professional. I was surprised by how easy it was, and I love the result! I plan on returning once I settle on my next idea.

Nicole Summers-Dubois

Great place for a new tat in Chicago. Will return..and Andrew was awesome.

Liz Brandon

Andrew has been my go to tattoo artist for years. So when he started at Wild Wind, I followed. The shop is very clean, colorful and laid back. I love the atmosphere. Everyone who works here is super nice and knows their stuff. I highly recommend Wild Wind for your next tattoo!

Devin Borrero

Got my memorial tattoo for Dominic & Cooper at Wild Wind Tattoo with Andrew and I am over the moon on how it turned out. He was amazing. Go check him out at Wild Wind Tattoo on Western in Wicker Park.

shelley fleming

Awesome shop. Super chill and Andrew is awesome. Totally stoked on my elbow and little spidey guy. Healed up like a charm. If im ever back in Chicago ill be sure to bug him for some more rad tattoos <3


Wild Wind Tattoo is an overall great tattoo experience. The shop is very clean. Easy parking. Great location. And best of all, Rich is such a talented artist. He has been my #1 tattoo artist for about 7 years. He does custom work to match your ideas & has always made me feel very comfortable. He always does an amazing job. Whether this is your first tattoo, or one of many, check out Wild Wind Tattoo. You won't regret it!

Tony Cooper

I had a great experience here. Rich is great, and I'm extremely happy with my tattoo. I'll definitely keep coming back and I highly recommend coming here!

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