Windy City Ink

★★★★★
  • 166 W Division

    Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 312-642-8282

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Very very disappointed with this place. I went out of my way to get to division for a simple tattoo on my foot. I walked in and no one was at the front. I had to holler at the three guys in the back and they said they needed to go outside

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★★★★★

Very very disappointed with this place. I went out of my way to get to division for a simple tattoo on my foot. I walked in and no one was at the front. I had to holler at the three guys in the back and they said they needed to go outside

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I got my first tattoo here not too long ago and, now that it's healed, I'm so happy with the finished product.

I looked at several different artists before I started emailing Gary to set up a session. He did an INCREDIBLE job. I was

3
★★★★★

I got my first tattoo here not too long ago and, now that it's healed, I'm so happy with the finished product.

I looked at several different artists before I started emailing Gary to set up a session. He did an INCREDIBLE job. I was

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to get tattooed and nice eye candy ladies.. I just got my tattoo done Tuesday and it came out better then I expected.. Everyone loves it. Gary has mad skills and his attention to detail is of the

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to get tattooed and nice eye candy ladies.. I just got my tattoo done Tuesday and it came out better then I expected.. Everyone loves it. Gary has mad skills and his attention to detail is of the

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i agree they don't even deserve one star, idiots workin here r all scumbags

3
★★★★★

i agree they don't even deserve one star, idiots workin here r all scumbags

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people working at this place are stoned, unprofessional, clueless morons. avoid this s*** hole at all costs. if i could give it 0 starz i would.

3
★★★★★

people working at this place are stoned, unprofessional, clueless morons. avoid this s*** hole at all costs. if i could give it 0 starz i would.

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dey all nice

n got a hot boy working der

pony...

id hit it

3
★★★★★

dey all nice

n got a hot boy working der

pony...

id hit it

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I got my second tattoo done by Gary. I felt very comfortable from the minute I walked in! The staff was friendly and helpful. The shop is very clean!
Gary went straight to work, drawing my design. He added exactly what I requested.
Gary took his time in doing an awesome work. He added lots of tiny details that really make my tattoo stand out and look awesome!
I will absolutely recommend this place.
My entire experience was great!!!
Thanks!!!

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★★★★★

I got my second tattoo done by Gary. I felt very comfortable from the minute I walked in! The staff was friendly and helpful. The shop is very clean!
Gary went straight to work, drawing my design. He added exactly what I requested.
Gary took his time in doing an awesome work. He added lots of tiny details that really make my tattoo stand out and look awesome!
I will absolutely recommend this place.
My entire experience was great!!!
Thanks!!!

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I had a great time getting my tattoo here, and I am absolutely in love with the results! As soon as I walked in I was greeted by Pony, and what can I say, he was cool as shit! I came in with my own design, and he was extremely patient with me when mapping it out, and getting it just right. He gave his input and did some creative stuff with it, and like I said, I love it. Everything was clean and professional, and the few people that were there were very friendly. Pony did a couple piercings for us as well. He obviously knows what he's doing, and he gave us a fair price. What more can you ask for? Thanks Pony :)

2
★★★★★

I had a great time getting my tattoo here, and I am absolutely in love with the results! As soon as I walked in I was greeted by Pony, and what can I say, he was cool as shit! I came in with my own design, and he was extremely patient with me when mapping it out, and getting it just right. He gave his input and did some creative stuff with it, and like I said, I love it. Everything was clean and professional, and the few people that were there were very friendly. Pony did a couple piercings for us as well. He obviously knows what he's doing, and he gave us a fair price. What more can you ask for? Thanks Pony :)

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This place is amazing to say the least. the artists are all extremely talented and the apprentice is way better then any other apprentice I've seen!! ask for Mario he's awesome!!

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★★★★★

This place is amazing to say the least. the artists are all extremely talented and the apprentice is way better then any other apprentice I've seen!! ask for Mario he's awesome!!

Pros: AMAZING ART WORK

Cons: NONE!!

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I just started a sleeve with Gary (owner) and I can tell that there is definitely a higher standard of tattooing at this shop. Not just tattooists, but great artists as well. The work is awesome and the atmosphere is relaxed. Each station can be closed off by curtain offering a more private experience if desired. Definitely the place to go to for your next tattoo!!

2
★★★★★

I just started a sleeve with Gary (owner) and I can tell that there is definitely a higher standard of tattooing at this shop. Not just tattooists, but great artists as well. The work is awesome and the atmosphere is relaxed. Each station can be closed off by curtain offering a more private experience if desired. Definitely the place to go to for your next tattoo!!

Pros: Great Artists, friendly atmosphere.

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This is the shop to go to for custom artworks, I walked in and was tattooed by Travis, this guys artwork is amazing, go there for your next tattoo and ask for him, he is awesome!!!

2
★★★★★

This is the shop to go to for custom artworks, I walked in and was tattooed by Travis, this guys artwork is amazing, go there for your next tattoo and ask for him, he is awesome!!!

Pros: the absolute best

Cons: parking

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This is hands down the best place to get a tattoo in this city!!!! I got tattooed by Gary the Owner, and he is an awesome artist! I came in after seeing his work online, chatted with him about what I wanted, he drew exactly what i was looking for, and the actual tattoo was a million times better than the drawing he showed me!!! I'm am totally impressed, the shop is awesome, all the rest of the artist's there seemed to be pretty awesome as well. I would for sure send everyone I know there for there tattoos from now on!!!!!

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★★★★★

This is hands down the best place to get a tattoo in this city!!!! I got tattooed by Gary the Owner, and he is an awesome artist! I came in after seeing his work online, chatted with him about what I wanted, he drew exactly what i was looking for, and the actual tattoo was a million times better than the drawing he showed me!!! I'm am totally impressed, the shop is awesome, all the rest of the artist's there seemed to be pretty awesome as well. I would for sure send everyone I know there for there tattoos from now on!!!!!

Pros: The best of the best top quality artwork

Cons: none!

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My boyfriend got a tattoo and Pony, one of the artists, did it and it was really good- exactly what he wanted! He is incredibly nice and helpful, especially since this was his first tattoo. It is a little pricey but compared to some other shops in the Chicago area, reasonable. It was worth to pay the $$ because of the work, after all, it IS permanent :) THANKS PONY! We will be back.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend got a tattoo and Pony, one of the artists, did it and it was really good- exactly what he wanted! He is incredibly nice and helpful, especially since this was his first tattoo. It is a little pricey but compared to some other shops in the Chicago area, reasonable. It was worth to pay the $$ because of the work, after all, it IS permanent :) THANKS PONY! We will be back.

Pros: Good work, friendly artist

Cons: A little pricey

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these guys are amazing. not your typical tattoo artist freaks. Normal, down to earth guys whose priority is to make you comfortable. Every artists portfolio was jaw dropping. ask for Pony, he pierced my johnson perfectly.

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★★★★★

these guys are amazing. not your typical tattoo artist freaks. Normal, down to earth guys whose priority is to make you comfortable. Every artists portfolio was jaw dropping. ask for Pony, he pierced my johnson perfectly.

Pros: not scummy at all

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I have gotten a decent amount of work done at Windy City Ink, and im very excited to get more. The Guys are absolutely amazing, funny, nice, and easy on the eyes. On top of that, the work that is done at the shop is out of this word, every thing is picture perfect. The shop its self is very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend going to Windy City Ink if you want a piercing or tattoo, either way your going to be very happy.

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★★★★★

I have gotten a decent amount of work done at Windy City Ink, and im very excited to get more. The Guys are absolutely amazing, funny, nice, and easy on the eyes. On top of that, the work that is done at the shop is out of this word, every thing is picture perfect. The shop its self is very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend going to Windy City Ink if you want a piercing or tattoo, either way your going to be very happy.

Pros: Best shop

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Pony is the best that I know that does tatt's

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Pony is the best that I know that does tatt's

Pros: Pony is the best!

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I have many tatoos - none of which I've gotten in Chicago, until now! - I have never been able to find a place in Chicago that I wanted to go to but I'm so glad I finally found a place and an artist that I trust and am excited about going back to! Pony at Windy City Ink did an amaizing job on my arm - the coloring, shading and lines are intense and more amazing than I ever could have expected! I can't wait to see what he comes up with for me for a half sleeve. If you are looking for a clean, relaxed and super talented work, go see Pony!

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★★★★☆

I have many tatoos - none of which I've gotten in Chicago, until now! - I have never been able to find a place in Chicago that I wanted to go to but I'm so glad I finally found a place and an artist that I trust and am excited about going back to! Pony at Windy City Ink did an amaizing job on my arm - the coloring, shading and lines are intense and more amazing than I ever could have expected! I can't wait to see what he comes up with for me for a half sleeve. If you are looking for a clean, relaxed and super talented work, go see Pony!

Pros: clean, relaxed, talented

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BJ,
Being over 50 and having a large Tattoo as the first in my life, you made It an enjoyable Experiance.
I have to say that my new Sleve Tattoo you did last night is a TRUE MASTERPIECE, It was more than I expected.
This tattoo was well worth the travel time from Indiana for consultation twice, the time it took to compleate as well as the cost to do it.
You created a piece that will tell my story, makes people look deep into the detail and subtle way you combined every thing from my wish list into one tattoo and ask "whats that stand for", and it looks Wonderful.
No one could have taken my vision and combined it so that it all blended the way you did.
Your Talent and Eye for detail is for sure the ice breaker that sets this tattoo apart from all the rest.
I thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with me, did I say my Tattoo is Wonderful.
Thank you my friend.
"Willy D" Elder BFC

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★★★★★

BJ,
Being over 50 and having a large Tattoo as the first in my life, you made It an enjoyable Experiance.
I have to say that my new Sleve Tattoo you did last night is a TRUE MASTERPIECE, It was more than I expected.
This tattoo was well worth the travel time from Indiana for consultation twice, the time it took to compleate as well as the cost to do it.
You created a piece that will tell my story, makes people look deep into the detail and subtle way you combined every thing from my wish list into one tattoo and ask "whats that stand for", and it looks Wonderful.
No one could have taken my vision and combined it so that it all blended the way you did.
Your Talent and Eye for detail is for sure the ice breaker that sets this tattoo apart from all the rest.
I thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with me, did I say my Tattoo is Wonderful.
Thank you my friend.
"Willy D" Elder BFC

Pros: Tallent

Cons: Distance to travel :(

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I did a walk-in and Gary was the one to help me out. I told him what I wanted and he went to work. He drew out exactly what I wanted on paper, but once it was on my body it looked different due to my body's shape and curves. This was fine because he just started to fix it on my body until I liked it and he went to work. He was very professional and tried to make me feel better because I was in pain. This was my first tattoo and I'm VERY satisfied. I've seen some pretty bad jobs done on my friends from other places, and I'm glad mine came out great. :)

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★★★★★

I did a walk-in and Gary was the one to help me out. I told him what I wanted and he went to work. He drew out exactly what I wanted on paper, but once it was on my body it looked different due to my body's shape and curves. This was fine because he just started to fix it on my body until I liked it and he went to work. He was very professional and tried to make me feel better because I was in pain. This was my first tattoo and I'm VERY satisfied. I've seen some pretty bad jobs done on my friends from other places, and I'm glad mine came out great. :)

Pros: Great Service! Reasonable Price!

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This place is awesome! I have had two tattoos done there, and they exceeded my expectations with both of them!! I have also had a piercing done there too and I'm more than happy with it. My friends and I have had all of our work done here and not one of them are unhappy. Also, this place is super clean and sterile. I HIGHLY suggest checking this place out before judging from the other negative reviews.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome! I have had two tattoos done there, and they exceeded my expectations with both of them!! I have also had a piercing done there too and I'm more than happy with it. My friends and I have had all of our work done here and not one of them are unhappy. Also, this place is super clean and sterile. I HIGHLY suggest checking this place out before judging from the other negative reviews.

Pros: great service!!

Cons: nothing

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So jeez o petes where to even start. I get a call by a loud rude girl about where coming in to get piercings you better be ready for us i don't want to wait, i just smile I'm like here we go. So an hour later I'm under the desk painting and i popped up and asked what they wanted, her little sister wanted her belly pierced and her boy friend wanted his ear. I went to the back to clean up and wash up and by the time i come back this blonde the older one(who posted the blog that CUSTOMERS are asked to not drunk/drugged out people who had no service but harrassed everyone in the building)But she tells in the rudest tone i have heard in weeks "I wanna see everything little thing coming out of a package, i said of course you do, i moved away so she could see, her and all her friends also seen and agreed who apologized many times for her behavior. I looked at her sister and said how do you want to do this, i mean all day you said you knew you were getting a piercing and you show up in a little sun dress. She was not shy at all and popped the top down and said its OK i have a bra. I was like cool just lay down and relax. Her sister is still over there telling me how i better do this right and she better be able to twist it around while its healing and i say no you do not want to touch any piercing while its healing unless you want an infection. She gets soooo mad and tells me i don't know what I'm doing i said hunny I've been doing this for a long time just let me do my job. this was funny, she says oh yea well i had my belly pierced for 7 years and everyone started laughing, i took this as OK I'm just going to ignore her. I asked her sister if we could please close the curtain so we would have no distractions and her boyfriend could come in and hold her hand. she said its ok im like cool whatever you want to do. 10 seconds later we are completely done and she says Oh my god that was it that was nothing, she stands up looks at her perfectly straight peircing and said i love it. Good thats why i do. Again her boyfriend sat down, all new sterile and disposable equipment used. 10 seconds its done, perfect no problems. Now earlier they just flashed me there ID and we ran in the back as the little sister was so nervous and she was ready of course lets do that real quick i seen your 18, your nervous i figure lets do this real quick. bad idea. Our printer ran out of ink and it was to late to get some, so i copied in the back room a tattoo form and put piercing on it and my full name on it. Her sister takes the form and starts up again. Oh no way we are signing this blah blah and continues to be a pain in the butt for everyone in the shop not even me. All her friends apologized again i was like wow, so while she ranted for 5 mins about everything im not sure i quit paying attention honestly and i had them all pay. Each tipped me, i dont know why after how horrible i treated them right??? Someone asked her if she was on drugs because I've never seen someone with so much energy to just run around and be crazy with ear eyes popping out of her head. Finally in the end i said so are you signing it or not, she tells her litle sister dont you dare sign that and had everything thinking it was like a contract that we own your soul.
All day i waited to see what she was going to do and she totally bashed our entire shop. If you read this im sure your thinking wow, that had to suck. and yes it did. She will be sued for slander we hope!

5
★★★★★

So jeez o petes where to even start. I get a call by a loud rude girl about where coming in to get piercings you better be ready for us i don't want to wait, i just smile I'm like here we go. So an hour later I'm under the desk painting and i popped up and asked what they wanted, her little sister wanted her belly pierced and her boy friend wanted his ear. I went to the back to clean up and wash up and by the time i come back this blonde the older one(who posted the blog that CUSTOMERS are asked to not drunk/drugged out people who had no service but harrassed everyone in the building)But she tells in the rudest tone i have heard in weeks "I wanna see everything little thing coming out of a package, i said of course you do, i moved away so she could see, her and all her friends also seen and agreed who apologized many times for her behavior. I looked at her sister and said how do you want to do this, i mean all day you said you knew you were getting a piercing and you show up in a little sun dress. She was not shy at all and popped the top down and said its OK i have a bra. I was like cool just lay down and relax. Her sister is still over there telling me how i better do this right and she better be able to twist it around while its healing and i say no you do not want to touch any piercing while its healing unless you want an infection. She gets soooo mad and tells me i don't know what I'm doing i said hunny I've been doing this for a long time just let me do my job. this was funny, she says oh yea well i had my belly pierced for 7 years and everyone started laughing, i took this as OK I'm just going to ignore her. I asked her sister if we could please close the curtain so we would have no distractions and her boyfriend could come in and hold her hand. she said its ok im like cool whatever you want to do. 10 seconds later we are completely done and she says Oh my god that was it that was nothing, she stands up looks at her perfectly straight peircing and said i love it. Good thats why i do. Again her boyfriend sat down, all new sterile and disposable equipment used. 10 seconds its done, perfect no problems. Now earlier they just flashed me there ID and we ran in the back as the little sister was so nervous and she was ready of course lets do that real quick i seen your 18, your nervous i figure lets do this real quick. bad idea. Our printer ran out of ink and it was to late to get some, so i copied in the back room a tattoo form and put piercing on it and my full name on it. Her sister takes the form and starts up again. Oh no way we are signing this blah blah and continues to be a pain in the butt for everyone in the shop not even me. All her friends apologized again i was like wow, so while she ranted for 5 mins about everything im not sure i quit paying attention honestly and i had them all pay. Each tipped me, i dont know why after how horrible i treated them right??? Someone asked her if she was on drugs because I've never seen someone with so much energy to just run around and be crazy with ear eyes popping out of her head. Finally in the end i said so are you signing it or not, she tells her litle sister dont you dare sign that and had everything thinking it was like a contract that we own your soul.
All day i waited to see what she was going to do and she totally bashed our entire shop. If you read this im sure your thinking wow, that had to suck. and yes it did. She will be sued for slander we hope!

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My friend had to remove her shirt to get her piercing and the guy made her sign some contract after the fact. I asked if I could read the contract to make sure they were not like videotaping her or something. The guy said to me"Wow I feel bad for the guy that marries you bi&ch." Then the other guy tried to sell my friend "illegal substances" right before he got his piercing. DONT GO HERE!!

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My friend had to remove her shirt to get her piercing and the guy made her sign some contract after the fact. I asked if I could read the contract to make sure they were not like videotaping her or something. The guy said to me"Wow I feel bad for the guy that marries you bi&ch." Then the other guy tried to sell my friend "illegal substances" right before he got his piercing. DONT GO HERE!!

Cons: Maxwell Lofton

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I got a tattoo in February, it was a wonderful experience... I was really nervous it was my first tattoo. I was even unsure about what I wanted, I just had a general idea. Gary tattooed me, I could not be happier with the results! I just love my tattoo! I told him what I kinda wanted and he added finishing touches to it and it was exactly what I wanted... some of my friends have tattoos and I have seen some with lines that are not perfect, mine is perfect! I will never go anywhere else! They are so friendly and the atmosphere is just so great, very laid back and fun. Thank you so much Windy City Ink for making my first experience great! I fo sure will be back to get more when I know what I want the second time around!

peace Caitlyn

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★★★★★

I got a tattoo in February, it was a wonderful experience... I was really nervous it was my first tattoo. I was even unsure about what I wanted, I just had a general idea. Gary tattooed me, I could not be happier with the results! I just love my tattoo! I told him what I kinda wanted and he added finishing touches to it and it was exactly what I wanted... some of my friends have tattoos and I have seen some with lines that are not perfect, mine is perfect! I will never go anywhere else! They are so friendly and the atmosphere is just so great, very laid back and fun. Thank you so much Windy City Ink for making my first experience great! I fo sure will be back to get more when I know what I want the second time around!

peace Caitlyn

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They guarantee to have aftercare products!!! LIES! They have THE most poorly run tattoo parlor I have EVER been to!! I received NO aftercare instructions, OR a+d!!! The guy wrapped my tattoo in saran wrap, and told me to leave it on for at least 4 hours!! This too was WRONG!!! I had to look up aftercare instructions ONLINE when I got home!!! This whole place was one big joke! I would NEVER go back there!! They told me to come back for free touchups, however I would rather PAY a reputable place to do my touchups!!! P.S. They do not accept THEIR OWN online coupons!!! The guy adamantly denied it, unless I spent $100!! Even though it said nothing about price!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!

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They guarantee to have aftercare products!!! LIES! They have THE most poorly run tattoo parlor I have EVER been to!! I received NO aftercare instructions, OR a+d!!! The guy wrapped my tattoo in saran wrap, and told me to leave it on for at least 4 hours!! This too was WRONG!!! I had to look up aftercare instructions ONLINE when I got home!!! This whole place was one big joke! I would NEVER go back there!! They told me to come back for free touchups, however I would rather PAY a reputable place to do my touchups!!! P.S. They do not accept THEIR OWN online coupons!!! The guy adamantly denied it, unless I spent $100!! Even though it said nothing about price!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!

Pros: Nothing!!

Cons: EVERYTHING!!!

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I took my girlfriend here to get a blacklight tattoo, we went at about 8pm and was told to come back at about 11:30 pm, that's understandable, they're busy, no problem. We arrived at 11:30 pm to be completely ignored by the guy we talked to earlier, he also proceeded to leave and never return. So in the meanwhile their Piercing guy who happened to be sitting in the front of the shop playing Xbox asked if we needed help, I said we were there for appointment and I also asked for a quote on a piece I was hoping to get, he said "I'm legally not in the right state of mind to give a quote". Stoned or drunk is what I'm guessing (his eyes were bloodshot), but he also performed a piercing about an hour later. Anyhow, we finally talked to the lone artist there( weird for a friday night) B.J., the guy was nice and did a good job I guess, but he didn't have my girlfriend sign her waiver till after the job was done, didn't know how to process the payment on the computer, didn't have change for a $20.00 and didn't give us any A + D healing ointment cause "they were out". Overall the place is run very badly and I wouldn't send my worst enemy there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my girlfriend here to get a blacklight tattoo, we went at about 8pm and was told to come back at about 11:30 pm, that's understandable, they're busy, no problem. We arrived at 11:30 pm to be completely ignored by the guy we talked to earlier, he also proceeded to leave and never return. So in the meanwhile their Piercing guy who happened to be sitting in the front of the shop playing Xbox asked if we needed help, I said we were there for appointment and I also asked for a quote on a piece I was hoping to get, he said "I'm legally not in the right state of mind to give a quote". Stoned or drunk is what I'm guessing (his eyes were bloodshot), but he also performed a piercing about an hour later. Anyhow, we finally talked to the lone artist there( weird for a friday night) B.J., the guy was nice and did a good job I guess, but he didn't have my girlfriend sign her waiver till after the job was done, didn't know how to process the payment on the computer, didn't have change for a $20.00 and didn't give us any A + D healing ointment cause "they were out". Overall the place is run very badly and I wouldn't send my worst enemy there.

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Bar none this place has got it all - when i came in i wanted a dragon with a human skull..... Windy City Ink shoked me with their digital tattoo library which made the whole process simple and quick rather then flipping trough a 20lb bound book of flash cards. Rob & Gary were amazing and helped me trough all the concerns, the only thing is be careful with the parking meters. A++++! I wish i could do 6 stars.

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★★★★☆

Bar none this place has got it all - when i came in i wanted a dragon with a human skull..... Windy City Ink shoked me with their digital tattoo library which made the whole process simple and quick rather then flipping trough a 20lb bound book of flash cards. Rob & Gary were amazing and helped me trough all the concerns, the only thing is be careful with the parking meters. A++++! I wish i could do 6 stars.

Pros: single use equipment, top of the line studio, THE ARTISTS!

Cons: parking

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this place was seriously AMAZING!!! i originally went in there to get a tattoo on my wrist. BJ was the guy who did it. he did a fabulous job, it looked awesome and he was super cool. he had me lay down because i get light headed and he was totally easy going and talkitive and had me feeling comforable the whole time! (obviously a dude who knows what hes doing.) it turned out perfect! exactly what i wanted! i then told him about a tattoo i had on my lower back that was all messed up. the lines were all jagged and smeared looking, it was spelt wrong and it had backward musical notes! bottom line...horrible! he told me he would be able to fix it and thats exactly what i he did! i made an appt and went back 2 days later. he seriously did an AMAZING job! i absolutely LOVE IT!!! its perfect, more than i expected. he completely redid the lines and writing (and spelt it correctly haha) covered up the incorrect spelling and just made it perfect! he used his creativitly and made it look so good, i would of never been able to do think of it. and again so cool, had me lie down and was talking to me and making me comfortable the whole time! i barely even felt any pain. not only did he fix it and made it perfect, but he did it at a very resonable price! i would highly recommend this place , all of the staff there is very easy going and helpful! its just a very comfortable atmosphere. seriously go to BJ...he is the BEST!!! :)

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★★★★★

this place was seriously AMAZING!!! i originally went in there to get a tattoo on my wrist. BJ was the guy who did it. he did a fabulous job, it looked awesome and he was super cool. he had me lay down because i get light headed and he was totally easy going and talkitive and had me feeling comforable the whole time! (obviously a dude who knows what hes doing.) it turned out perfect! exactly what i wanted! i then told him about a tattoo i had on my lower back that was all messed up. the lines were all jagged and smeared looking, it was spelt wrong and it had backward musical notes! bottom line...horrible! he told me he would be able to fix it and thats exactly what i he did! i made an appt and went back 2 days later. he seriously did an AMAZING job! i absolutely LOVE IT!!! its perfect, more than i expected. he completely redid the lines and writing (and spelt it correctly haha) covered up the incorrect spelling and just made it perfect! he used his creativitly and made it look so good, i would of never been able to do think of it. and again so cool, had me lie down and was talking to me and making me comfortable the whole time! i barely even felt any pain. not only did he fix it and made it perfect, but he did it at a very resonable price! i would highly recommend this place , all of the staff there is very easy going and helpful! its just a very comfortable atmosphere. seriously go to BJ...he is the BEST!!! :)

Cons: NONE!

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It was a pretty good experience. My tattoo turned out wonderful. BJ did my tat as well, and he was really talkative, and nice, and got me exactly what I wanted.
When I first came in they told me to wait for about 30 minutes. It was an hour and a half later before BJ was finally able to see me, and two hours before the needle went down for the first time. Also, they need to learn volume control for the TV... whoa!
Otherwise, I'd definitely send someone else there, especially to see BJ!

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★★★★☆

It was a pretty good experience. My tattoo turned out wonderful. BJ did my tat as well, and he was really talkative, and nice, and got me exactly what I wanted.
When I first came in they told me to wait for about 30 minutes. It was an hour and a half later before BJ was finally able to see me, and two hours before the needle went down for the first time. Also, they need to learn volume control for the TV... whoa!
Otherwise, I'd definitely send someone else there, especially to see BJ!

Pros: Wonderful Tat

Cons: Wait time

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Basically this guy that says this place is bad is an idiot and shouldn't blame it on the studio but instead the girl that left. Everybody was nice. Place is really clean and the work is great. I was really happy with my tattoo, BJ was my artist. He is really cool and good at what he does. Also, I though I got a great price for the work done. Go here if u want to get a tattoo!

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★★★★★

Basically this guy that says this place is bad is an idiot and shouldn't blame it on the studio but instead the girl that left. Everybody was nice. Place is really clean and the work is great. I was really happy with my tattoo, BJ was my artist. He is really cool and good at what he does. Also, I though I got a great price for the work done. Go here if u want to get a tattoo!

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Fortunately I had a great experience here unlike 789000etc. Rob was my tattoo artist and I think he did a fab job. He was pretty quiet but Its cool he was concentrating haha. Overall I love that when you walk in you can tell the place is really clean and like most places now there's only single use equipment. Location is pretty easy to get to and parking's not that bad either.

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★★★★★

Fortunately I had a great experience here unlike 789000etc. Rob was my tattoo artist and I think he did a fab job. He was pretty quiet but Its cool he was concentrating haha. Overall I love that when you walk in you can tell the place is really clean and like most places now there's only single use equipment. Location is pretty easy to get to and parking's not that bad either.

Pros: State of the Art shop

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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where do i start

the people who work there are f*&king idiots.. when i was in there i felt like i was bothering them for wanting to get a tattoo-- nevermind the fact that i was paying almost a thousand dollars for a tattoo -- you think they would want the business and actually be a bit more accomodating -- seing as its a relatively new business.. ok so the tattoo artist working with me and actually drawing up what i wanted really didnt happen.. she was an hour late to the session -- right then & there i should i have just walked out the door. tattoo artist was Jay Redden by the way. so originally the tattoo was SUPPOSED to take two sessions.. she started on my tattoo in october 08 and i just went for my last session last week march 09.. and its not like i spread out the time between sessions by a couple months.. i have been going every 2 weeks or so since october of 08.. color didnt look good. the tattoo looked faded.. just wasnt really what i expected at all for the money i paid.. so anyways 2 sessions turns into 4 , turns into 6 turns into 8 NO LIE... so i schedule my last one for end of feb.. i go in and they inform me that she quit/fired.. 1) She (yes Jay is a she) didnt have the decency to email and let me know hey you are on your own im leaving. So i explain my situation to the owner (Gary Parisi) and he basically told me i was shi^ out of luck and i explained to him how much i paid.. you would think in order not to give the shop a bad name he would personally be more apologetic and at least finish up the work.. long story short i had to pay 50bucks for "supplies".. i was so pii$$ed off and fed up at this point i just wanted to get this shi^ over with. Gary used to work @ jade dragon and i heard alot of bad stories about that shop.. I guess Gary carried all the bad habits over to Windy City Ink.. this is by far the worst experience i have ever had. do yourself a favor and avoid this shi^ hole of a place .

p.s. rob is the only cool artist there

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★☆☆☆☆

where do i start

the people who work there are f*&king idiots.. when i was in there i felt like i was bothering them for wanting to get a tattoo-- nevermind the fact that i was paying almost a thousand dollars for a tattoo -- you think they would want the business and actually be a bit more accomodating -- seing as its a relatively new business.. ok so the tattoo artist working with me and actually drawing up what i wanted really didnt happen.. she was an hour late to the session -- right then & there i should i have just walked out the door. tattoo artist was Jay Redden by the way. so originally the tattoo was SUPPOSED to take two sessions.. she started on my tattoo in october 08 and i just went for my last session last week march 09.. and its not like i spread out the time between sessions by a couple months.. i have been going every 2 weeks or so since october of 08.. color didnt look good. the tattoo looked faded.. just wasnt really what i expected at all for the money i paid.. so anyways 2 sessions turns into 4 , turns into 6 turns into 8 NO LIE... so i schedule my last one for end of feb.. i go in and they inform me that she quit/fired.. 1) She (yes Jay is a she) didnt have the decency to email and let me know hey you are on your own im leaving. So i explain my situation to the owner (Gary Parisi) and he basically told me i was shi^ out of luck and i explained to him how much i paid.. you would think in order not to give the shop a bad name he would personally be more apologetic and at least finish up the work.. long story short i had to pay 50bucks for "supplies".. i was so pii$$ed off and fed up at this point i just wanted to get this shi^ over with. Gary used to work @ jade dragon and i heard alot of bad stories about that shop.. I guess Gary carried all the bad habits over to Windy City Ink.. this is by far the worst experience i have ever had. do yourself a favor and avoid this shi^ hole of a place .

p.s. rob is the only cool artist there

 

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