Shred's Inferno

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  • 4304 W 63rd St

    Chicago, IL 60629

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  • 773-585-2653

About Shred's Inferno

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Mon 2-8pm Tues 2-9pm Wed 2-9pm Thurs 2-9pm Fri 2-11pm Sat 2-11pm

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Let me begin by saying I am not an excellent writer and I am sorry for all the following grammar mistakes I am going to write. I found Shred while looking for a place to get a tattoo. I shopped around for a long time looking dam near a

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Let me begin by saying I am not an excellent writer and I am sorry for all the following grammar mistakes I am going to write. I found Shred while looking for a place to get a tattoo. I shopped around for a long time looking dam near a

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I can't say enough great things about Shred . He is an outstanding tattooer and extremely well rounded artist!! For about a year I had been searching the chicagoland area for someone to design a tattoo that I had been wanting. A big eyed

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I can't say enough great things about Shred . He is an outstanding tattooer and extremely well rounded artist!! For about a year I had been searching the chicagoland area for someone to design a tattoo that I had been wanting. A big eyed

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Best tattoo place in Chicago! Shred is by far the most talented artist Chicagoland has to offer. If your looking for the best you found it!

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Best tattoo place in Chicago! Shred is by far the most talented artist Chicagoland has to offer. If your looking for the best you found it!

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Shred did my 1st tattoo. My BF brother had his done there. Shred designed exactly what I described. It turned out great & He made it a meaningful experience. The colors are still vivid & its been almost 8 yrs. He's an excellent artist &

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Shred did my 1st tattoo. My BF brother had his done there. Shred designed exactly what I described. It turned out great & He made it a meaningful experience. The colors are still vivid & its been almost 8 yrs. He's an excellent artist &

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I don't even know where to begin.

Shred made my first tattoo experience wonderful and enjoyable. I had no idea what to do, but Shred was super accommodating and made himself available to help me through the entire way.

When I first

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I don't even know where to begin.

Shred made my first tattoo experience wonderful and enjoyable. I had no idea what to do, but Shred was super accommodating and made himself available to help me through the entire way.

When I first

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Shred is by far the BEST portrait tattoo artist in the midwest! He is award winning and just an all around great guy! If your seeking a tattoo in Chicago look no further! No attitude just amazing work!

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Shred is by far the BEST portrait tattoo artist in the midwest! He is award winning and just an all around great guy! If your seeking a tattoo in Chicago look no further! No attitude just amazing work!

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This place is the best.
I was looking for a place for my first tattoo and decided to check out Shred because he was in my neighborhood. I had a very specific design for my tattoo in mind but i didnt know how to get it in paper. shred told

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This place is the best.
I was looking for a place for my first tattoo and decided to check out Shred because he was in my neighborhood. I had a very specific design for my tattoo in mind but i didnt know how to get it in paper. shred told

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I went to Shred's cuz my brother has gotten a few tattoos from there. Shred's employee James has even designed some sweet designs for my brother.

This was my first tattoo and Shred's Inferno and James made my experience very comfortable.

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I went to Shred's cuz my brother has gotten a few tattoos from there. Shred's employee James has even designed some sweet designs for my brother.

This was my first tattoo and Shred's Inferno and James made my experience very comfortable.

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I was never fond of tattoos until my 20 year old son visited his older brother in Chicago with a goal in mind of getting a tattoo. He researached and found Shred was the place he wanted to go.\r
I was amazed at the artwork that he came

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I was never fond of tattoos until my 20 year old son visited his older brother in Chicago with a goal in mind of getting a tattoo. He researached and found Shred was the place he wanted to go.\r
I was amazed at the artwork that he came

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I thought one day i might just stop in and see whats up with this Shred's Inferno tattoo shop just to see if they can fix up my tattoo. I can tell you one thing

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I thought one day i might just stop in and see whats up with this Shred's Inferno tattoo shop just to see if they can fix up my tattoo. I can tell you one thing

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Shred is an excellent Tattoo artist that can really rip up any tatto design you want. I have known him for years and wouldn't even consider another tatto joint. To most people that have been at his shop Shred is a local celebrity. If you

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Shred is an excellent Tattoo artist that can really rip up any tatto design you want. I have known him for years and wouldn't even consider another tatto joint. To most people that have been at his shop Shred is a local celebrity. If you

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Shred and James are the coolest in Chicago land!

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Shred and James are the coolest in Chicago land!

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I spent two years formulating my tattoo idea and wanted to go to the best artist. I searched all across the country and Shred was the only tattoo artist in Chicago that truly impressed me. He took the time to redraw my tattoo, so I would have options to choose from. He was very professional and personable. He took my ideas along with his amazing artistic talent and created a master piece. Everyone's jaws drop when I show them my tattoo! The shop is also very clean. I couldn't have asked for a better tattoo experience. Thanks again Shred!

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I spent two years formulating my tattoo idea and wanted to go to the best artist. I searched all across the country and Shred was the only tattoo artist in Chicago that truly impressed me. He took the time to redraw my tattoo, so I would have options to choose from. He was very professional and personable. He took my ideas along with his amazing artistic talent and created a master piece. Everyone's jaws drop when I show them my tattoo! The shop is also very clean. I couldn't have asked for a better tattoo experience. Thanks again Shred!

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A few months ago my husband and I were searching for an artist to do some tattoos on us. My husband wanted a portrait and I wanted to start my Day of the Dead sleeve.We searched and searched and searched in our area (northside) going into countless shops and reviewing them online. Being an art teacher and an artist myself my expectations were high. I started to think they were a little too high and contemplated not even getting a tattoo at all. Nothing against the shops I went into I just felt like they were all offering the same type of art and that wasn't what my husband and I were looking for. Months later on a business trip to California I saw a man with some breathtaking tattoo work . I proceeded to inquire about his beautiful tattoos thinking I was going to be extending my trip to get tattooed only to find out all of his work was done by Shred at Shred's Inferno in Chicago. Strange how things happen sometimes! Immediately after getting home we went straight to Shred's to talk about getting our tattoos. I thought for sure he was going to have an attitude to go along with his amazing artwork. I was so wrong! He was very kind, educated in art, and extremely easy to talk to.The shop was clean and the staff was delightful. My husband and I got our tattoos by Shred and they are even more glorious than what I ever thought was possible. People stop me constantly to see my tattoo its a great feeling. I am proud to have a Shred tattoo he is definatly someone you can trust with your ideas and your skin for that matter!

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A few months ago my husband and I were searching for an artist to do some tattoos on us. My husband wanted a portrait and I wanted to start my Day of the Dead sleeve.We searched and searched and searched in our area (northside) going into countless shops and reviewing them online. Being an art teacher and an artist myself my expectations were high. I started to think they were a little too high and contemplated not even getting a tattoo at all. Nothing against the shops I went into I just felt like they were all offering the same type of art and that wasn't what my husband and I were looking for. Months later on a business trip to California I saw a man with some breathtaking tattoo work . I proceeded to inquire about his beautiful tattoos thinking I was going to be extending my trip to get tattooed only to find out all of his work was done by Shred at Shred's Inferno in Chicago. Strange how things happen sometimes! Immediately after getting home we went straight to Shred's to talk about getting our tattoos. I thought for sure he was going to have an attitude to go along with his amazing artwork. I was so wrong! He was very kind, educated in art, and extremely easy to talk to.The shop was clean and the staff was delightful. My husband and I got our tattoos by Shred and they are even more glorious than what I ever thought was possible. People stop me constantly to see my tattoo its a great feeling. I am proud to have a Shred tattoo he is definatly someone you can trust with your ideas and your skin for that matter!

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If he is good enough for Bulls star Derrick Rose, He is good enough for me
Had a Van Halen 1984 album cover done on my inner left arm....and it came out perfect!!! the guy has mad skills !!!
If you want quality work done at a reasonable price, check him out . I highly recommend him. Nobody will ever put another drop of ink on me but him.

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If he is good enough for Bulls star Derrick Rose, He is good enough for me
Had a Van Halen 1984 album cover done on my inner left arm....and it came out perfect!!! the guy has mad skills !!!
If you want quality work done at a reasonable price, check him out . I highly recommend him. Nobody will ever put another drop of ink on me but him.

Pros: The best artist in the city IMO

Cons: none

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Wonderful place, wonderful people, wonderful, professional ART!! I've been to Shred's a few times for tattoo's and he has always done great work. I would recommend his shop to anyone! Thanks Shred!

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Wonderful place, wonderful people, wonderful, professional ART!! I've been to Shred's a few times for tattoo's and he has always done great work. I would recommend his shop to anyone! Thanks Shred!

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I had done a lot of research prior to getting my tattoo here. It was my 3rd but my first custom job. From the beginning, the experience was awesome. First, Shred responded rather quickly to my initial email, because I had some questions about how the process worked. A few days later I brought in 2 photos. We tossed around some ideas and scheduled the job. I came back a week later (he's usually booked about 3 weeks in advance but I caught an opening) and he did the work. I was on the table for about 2.5 hours but it went quickly. We talked about music, hometowns, Cubs, etc.

As for his work itself...man, its 2nd to no one. Shred did a portrait of a dog for me and it honestly looks like someone just taped a photocopy onto my arm. Its amazing how detailed he got.

Some history I found out about Shred--this guy was an understudy to a well-known tattoo artist, who himself was an understudy to another well-known tattoo artist, etc etc. So Shred is like the 5th or 6th generation in this chain. His work shows it.

There is absolutely no doubt I'll be back there, and I see exactly why he has such high ratings on all of the sites (including CitySearch). This guy is the real deal.

And you know what, he's not the kind of guy who will brush you off if you wanted a tiny heart tattoo on your ankle (not that I want one). He told me he just loves what he does. That is the sign of a true professional.

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I had done a lot of research prior to getting my tattoo here. It was my 3rd but my first custom job. From the beginning, the experience was awesome. First, Shred responded rather quickly to my initial email, because I had some questions about how the process worked. A few days later I brought in 2 photos. We tossed around some ideas and scheduled the job. I came back a week later (he's usually booked about 3 weeks in advance but I caught an opening) and he did the work. I was on the table for about 2.5 hours but it went quickly. We talked about music, hometowns, Cubs, etc.

As for his work itself...man, its 2nd to no one. Shred did a portrait of a dog for me and it honestly looks like someone just taped a photocopy onto my arm. Its amazing how detailed he got.

Some history I found out about Shred--this guy was an understudy to a well-known tattoo artist, who himself was an understudy to another well-known tattoo artist, etc etc. So Shred is like the 5th or 6th generation in this chain. His work shows it.

There is absolutely no doubt I'll be back there, and I see exactly why he has such high ratings on all of the sites (including CitySearch). This guy is the real deal.

And you know what, he's not the kind of guy who will brush you off if you wanted a tiny heart tattoo on your ankle (not that I want one). He told me he just loves what he does. That is the sign of a true professional.

Pros: Extremely talented artist; personable and professional

Cons: Absolutely none

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Shred's Inferno might be "Chicago Tattooings" best kept secret...This guy could hold his own with anyone out there. He is so diverse in what he is able to do...from portraits, black & grays, to some real sick vibrant color stuff. You can take him your idea(s) and he makes it so much better than you could have imagined!!! I recently got my son's name w/ the Aries symbol shaded in the background, so simple, yet everyone I have shown it to is blown away by it...My MoM even likes it - haha - For real tho...don't waste your time hunting around shops like I did, or think you have to go far away to find some great artist - he's here, in our own backyard, and he calls himself...SHRED!!!!!

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Shred's Inferno might be "Chicago Tattooings" best kept secret...This guy could hold his own with anyone out there. He is so diverse in what he is able to do...from portraits, black & grays, to some real sick vibrant color stuff. You can take him your idea(s) and he makes it so much better than you could have imagined!!! I recently got my son's name w/ the Aries symbol shaded in the background, so simple, yet everyone I have shown it to is blown away by it...My MoM even likes it - haha - For real tho...don't waste your time hunting around shops like I did, or think you have to go far away to find some great artist - he's here, in our own backyard, and he calls himself...SHRED!!!!!

Pros: Clean, Friendly, Professional

Cons: None, Zip, Zilch, Nadda

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I saw a friends work done by Shred, it was so amazing I had to buy a plane ticket to have a tattoo by him. Now my other 6 tattoos look like they were done by children, I got a portrait of my 3 sons and they are so amazingly lifelike! Such skill and talents! I loved his fun, easy going attitude, very easy to talk to and made my time go faster! A very clean, sterile environment. Don't settle for less than the best and trust me Shred blows everyone else out of the water!

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I saw a friends work done by Shred, it was so amazing I had to buy a plane ticket to have a tattoo by him. Now my other 6 tattoos look like they were done by children, I got a portrait of my 3 sons and they are so amazingly lifelike! Such skill and talents! I loved his fun, easy going attitude, very easy to talk to and made my time go faster! A very clean, sterile environment. Don't settle for less than the best and trust me Shred blows everyone else out of the water!

Pros: A true artist

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i got a portrait of my son feb. 1st. 2010 and man this guy really gets down it was perfect and the price is reasonable he made my son look so REAL !!!!

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i got a portrait of my son feb. 1st. 2010 and man this guy really gets down it was perfect and the price is reasonable he made my son look so REAL !!!!

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I absolutely LOVE Shred! He's done several of my husband and his friends tattoo's. I've gotten two from him, both with really special and personal meaning, and I couldn't be happier with either of them. Shred is patient, understanding, creative, laid back......everything you could hope for in a tattoo artist. I refuse to "cheat" on Shred with another artist lol!

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I absolutely LOVE Shred! He's done several of my husband and his friends tattoo's. I've gotten two from him, both with really special and personal meaning, and I couldn't be happier with either of them. Shred is patient, understanding, creative, laid back......everything you could hope for in a tattoo artist. I refuse to "cheat" on Shred with another artist lol!

Pros: Friendly, Fast, FANTASTIC

Cons: NONE

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I just got my third tattoo done there. I actually found this shop through citysearch. I read all of the reviews and I must say they are all right on! Being a business owner myself I was quite impressed with absolutely everything! The artists were so helpful , nice and made me feel like family. This place is clean and established. I'm so happy I went there and my tattoo is Beautiful!

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I just got my third tattoo done there. I actually found this shop through citysearch. I read all of the reviews and I must say they are all right on! Being a business owner myself I was quite impressed with absolutely everything! The artists were so helpful , nice and made me feel like family. This place is clean and established. I'm so happy I went there and my tattoo is Beautiful!

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I got several tattoo's.. The staff is friendly. If there is somthing you want and is not in the tattoo book they will draw it up for you the way you like it!!!!!

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I got several tattoo's.. The staff is friendly. If there is somthing you want and is not in the tattoo book they will draw it up for you the way you like it!!!!!

Pros: He does the best Portrait tattoo's

Cons: No Negative feedback

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I had a tatoo done at Shred's last week. I am so pleased with the whole experience. These artists are professional , extremely helpful , and personable. My tattoo turned out even more beautiful then I ever dreamed it could be. Thanks so much!

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I had a tatoo done at Shred's last week. I am so pleased with the whole experience. These artists are professional , extremely helpful , and personable. My tattoo turned out even more beautiful then I ever dreamed it could be. Thanks so much!

Pros: Great Artists, Great Atmosphere, Great Tattoos

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The best artist I think in the Chicagoland area

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The best artist I think in the Chicagoland area

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ive been going to shreds for 5 years now. i have gotten approx. ten tats and have more work to do. the quality that is put into his tattoos is incredible. i have two portraits that he has done and if you saw them, you would think it was the pictures themself. if anyone is looking for a portrait, do the research, but you will n e v e r find a shop as good for the price(hope he doesnt jack his price up for me now that i blabbed about how cheap his prices are). highly recommended shop. best around. shred is truely an artist with a tattoo gun. shreds is the most underrated tattoo shop i know.

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ive been going to shreds for 5 years now. i have gotten approx. ten tats and have more work to do. the quality that is put into his tattoos is incredible. i have two portraits that he has done and if you saw them, you would think it was the pictures themself. if anyone is looking for a portrait, do the research, but you will n e v e r find a shop as good for the price(hope he doesnt jack his price up for me now that i blabbed about how cheap his prices are). highly recommended shop. best around. shred is truely an artist with a tattoo gun. shreds is the most underrated tattoo shop i know.

Pros: quality/price

Cons: none

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Shred is the VERY BEST!
He's known for his portraits and with good reason, they are out of this world. They are just amazing. The shop is always VERY clean!! Everyone there is very nice, down to earth and easy to talk to.
My husband and I both have been getting inked by Shred for years and we'll NEVER go to anyone else.
We've found our guy. And once you go there you will agree. There's no need to go anywhere else to get tattoo'd!
Check out my facebook page to find photos of his work.

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Shred is the VERY BEST!
He's known for his portraits and with good reason, they are out of this world. They are just amazing. The shop is always VERY clean!! Everyone there is very nice, down to earth and easy to talk to.
My husband and I both have been getting inked by Shred for years and we'll NEVER go to anyone else.
We've found our guy. And once you go there you will agree. There's no need to go anywhere else to get tattoo'd!
Check out my facebook page to find photos of his work.

Pros: The most talented artist owns this shop..

Cons: NONE

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If your looking for a tattoo this is the place to go! Shred did a portrait of my father who passed away . This tattoo leaves people speechless. It looks amazing .. I could'nt be happier!

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If your looking for a tattoo this is the place to go! Shred did a portrait of my father who passed away . This tattoo leaves people speechless. It looks amazing .. I could'nt be happier!

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I cant say enough good things about this shop! Shred is just ... the best.. by far! He is the most diverse tattoo artist around. From black and grey to color and portraits to graffitti tattoos this guys got it down! You walk in this establishment and just feel comfortable and the artists are very easy to talk to .

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I cant say enough good things about this shop! Shred is just ... the best.. by far! He is the most diverse tattoo artist around. From black and grey to color and portraits to graffitti tattoos this guys got it down! You walk in this establishment and just feel comfortable and the artists are very easy to talk to .

Pros: All Pros

Cons: No cons

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I got my first tattoo here and they explained the process well. Good prices. Great service, fast and everything looks great.

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I got my first tattoo here and they explained the process well. Good prices. Great service, fast and everything looks great.

Pros: Price, Parking, Service, just about everything

Cons: None.

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I rarely write reviews, however, I could not pass up the opportunity to give Shred 5 stars on his creativity, explosive and detailed tattoo skills, clean atmosphere, and great customer service! A very good friend recommended me and I am hooked. I was skeptical, due to some horrible experiences, but now I am a die hard fan of Shred's Inferno. I know walk ins are accepted but I would recommend an appointment. They do great work!

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I rarely write reviews, however, I could not pass up the opportunity to give Shred 5 stars on his creativity, explosive and detailed tattoo skills, clean atmosphere, and great customer service! A very good friend recommended me and I am hooked. I was skeptical, due to some horrible experiences, but now I am a die hard fan of Shred's Inferno. I know walk ins are accepted but I would recommend an appointment. They do great work!

Pros: Thumps Up!

Cons: NONE!

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The shop is located on a small street in a unpretentious area of town. There are no blinding neons or catchy phrases on the door.
The work speaks for itself....Great attention to detail!

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The shop is located on a small street in a unpretentious area of town. There are no blinding neons or catchy phrases on the door.
The work speaks for itself....Great attention to detail!

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I've been getting tattooed for the past 15 years and I have had over 20 different artists do work on me from all across the country. My Mother passed away recently and I wanted to honor her with a tattoo so I decided to look into getting her portrait done. After some web site portfolio comparison I went to check out Shred's Inferno to see if Shred was willing to do my tattoo. Not only was he awsome at what he did, he was also very helpful and extemely knowledgeable on tattooing. Needless to say, I got my portrait done by him and it turned out better than I expected. THANK YOU SHRED. Don't waste your time anywhere else!

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I've been getting tattooed for the past 15 years and I have had over 20 different artists do work on me from all across the country. My Mother passed away recently and I wanted to honor her with a tattoo so I decided to look into getting her portrait done. After some web site portfolio comparison I went to check out Shred's Inferno to see if Shred was willing to do my tattoo. Not only was he awsome at what he did, he was also very helpful and extemely knowledgeable on tattooing. Needless to say, I got my portrait done by him and it turned out better than I expected. THANK YOU SHRED. Don't waste your time anywhere else!

Pros: Best In Chicago

Cons: None

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Shred's is definatly the best shop in Chicago by far! I have been getting tattooed by Shred and he is an amazing artist. I do live on the northside but its worth the trip to the southside to get some of the best work Chicago has to offer! You will not be disappointed this is the cleanest and most professional tattoo shop around.

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Shred's is definatly the best shop in Chicago by far! I have been getting tattooed by Shred and he is an amazing artist. I do live on the northside but its worth the trip to the southside to get some of the best work Chicago has to offer! You will not be disappointed this is the cleanest and most professional tattoo shop around.

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I have been going to Shreds for a couple of years and all I can say is that Shred is a pleasure to do business with! shred and his staff really know what there doing. I will NEVER go anywhere else for my body art!!!

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I have been going to Shreds for a couple of years and all I can say is that Shred is a pleasure to do business with! shred and his staff really know what there doing. I will NEVER go anywhere else for my body art!!!

Pros: Nothing but pros!!

Cons: none at all!!

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I've received 4 of my 6 tattos from Shred and he's awesome...he's also done work on my husband...He's my tatto guy and I won't let anyone else put their ink on me....Great shop, great customer service!

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I've received 4 of my 6 tattos from Shred and he's awesome...he's also done work on my husband...He's my tatto guy and I won't let anyone else put their ink on me....Great shop, great customer service!

Pros: awesome detail, priced right

Cons: Parking can be a hassle

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Shred and his crew are really great people. Very clean shop and Fantastic artists. Shred's wife is awesome (she's the receptionist- piercer) great chic! Fun and friendly environment. I cant wait to get another piece.

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Shred and his crew are really great people. Very clean shop and Fantastic artists. Shred's wife is awesome (she's the receptionist- piercer) great chic! Fun and friendly environment. I cant wait to get another piece.

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A good friend of mine told me about Shreds and when I first went in there it took the staff 1/2 and hour to even realize that we were there then when the finally asked to help us we were unable to receive the services we wanted however once i met Shred and he began to pierce me and my friends i fell in love his style is awesome and he is so easy to talk to I cant wait til i'm 21 to get a tattoo by Shred

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A good friend of mine told me about Shreds and when I first went in there it took the staff 1/2 and hour to even realize that we were there then when the finally asked to help us we were unable to receive the services we wanted however once i met Shred and he began to pierce me and my friends i fell in love his style is awesome and he is so easy to talk to I cant wait til i'm 21 to get a tattoo by Shred

Pros: Cheap, Good Quality

Cons: No Parking Lot

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When I finally decided it was time to get a tattoo, I asked my brother who he would recommend since he already had quite a few tattoos. He told me about Shred and how good he was. Well, my brother was right, not only did Shred do my first one but he did my half sleeve as well.

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When I finally decided it was time to get a tattoo, I asked my brother who he would recommend since he already had quite a few tattoos. He told me about Shred and how good he was. Well, my brother was right, not only did Shred do my first one but he did my half sleeve as well.

 

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