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216 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL | Directions 6012042.037366 -88.281780
Sun- Sat 2pm-10pm
About 6 weeks ago, I made an appointment at Top Notch Tattoo. First impressions are everything. I should have known this was going to be a poor experience. Even though the artist Luke completely picked apart everything about my concept, tel ling me how he did not like it and wanted to change it... I left with the understanding that he would re-draw it, but keep it similar. Today at 4pm I went in for my appointment. The drawing that Luke in came up with looked absolutely nothing like the concept I gave him. He told me to not think so literally about the piece I wanted on my body forever. While he was rude, disrespectful, and would not compromise on anything... I finally asked for my deposit back and left. This upset me enough, as I was disappointed... but what really upset me is that after I walked out, my friend was still in the shop looking at stuff when Luke decided to say in front of my friend, other customers, and his artists that I was a "Bitch" and he should have "punched me in the face" and another artist responded with "or the vagina" He continued on to bash me, my art work, and promote violence towards women. I highly recommend to all of my friend and family to NEVER go to TOP NOTCH TATTOO'S in Elgin, IL. Especially Luke, who by the way is the OWNER!!! I can not believe how unprofessional, disrespectful and out right rude he was. Please spread the word!!!
Awesome shop! – Love this place! Immediately walking in you know it's clean. Their organization is professional and extremely well-kept. I went there to get an industrial and loved the friendliness of the staff and how the place was EXTREMELY clean. Love the cushy bench seating and the placement of the tattoos options on the walls as well as the jewelry placed neatly in the cases. There's a reason this place has 36 reviews on here with 5 stars! Definitely worth it to travel a half hour and get my piercing done here!
A great experience – My wife and I have talked forever about getting tattoo's, but we were always afraid of getting something we wouldn't be happy with. After a lot internet research we decided topnotch was the place to go, we were right. The staff made us feel at ease for our first experience. They worked with us on our ideas and gave us tattoos that we are extremely happy with. These guys don't mess around. I got a detailed tattoo (by Joey Vegas) full with color in two hours and my wife's tramp stamp (by Nate) only took twenty minutes. You might pay a little more here, but you are paying for quality. I highly recommend you check out Topnotch before you get a tattoo anywhere else. Thanks guys, keep up the great work.
oh my gawsh! – I LOVE TOPNOTCH. BEST TATTOOERS IN THE WINDY CITY! THEY BLEW ME AWAY! NO PUN INTENDED! GO TO TOP NOTCH! WHEN I SAW CLEENS WORK! I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY! LIKE FOR REAL!
Great place – I've had a piercing (dras) done at topnotch and a tattoo (tony). Both of them were excellent experiences. I plan to go back there for any future tattoos once I get the money.
Nothing else compares. – I was just in town for a visit, and saw topnotch tattoo and had to check it out....I had heard nothing but good stuff about the shop. After meeting all the tattoo staff, and piercer in just minutes I was instantly at ease. They were the friendliest shop I have ever stepped foot in. I knew that I wanted to get a tattoo there after I saw some of the UNIQUE work they did. They have an artist named Tony that is amazing, his black and white tattoos blew me away....Cleens bright colors, and new skool style was one of a kind.....regardless of what type of tattoo you are looking for they have an artist for you. They are all VERY VERY talented guys and to top it off, they make you feel comfortable. The shop was very clean...probably the cleanest shop I have been in EVER, and with a staff like they have, I wouldn't think of getting tattooed anywhere else. I only get tattooed at topnotch because topnotch is the best!!!
The best tattoo shop this side of orange county both of them! – This place rocks!!! I have gotten two tattoos from here and will never go anywhere else. Everyone that works there is friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to give you the best tattoo possible. They only do the highest quality of work there. The atmosphere is friendly and upbeat and it makes your tattooing experience even that much more better. I get comments on my tattoos all the time and I know its because I went to Topnotch Tattoo in Elgin, Il.
Best Piercer anywhere and best Tattooers look for your self – I found Topnotch Tattoos by looking on City Search and checked out the website Topnotchtattoosdotcom it seemed like a good place since I have never really been happy with any of the tattoo shops I have been to in the city (Chicago).
So far from Topnotch I got a half sleeve of an octopus and waves. No one I know has a better Tattoo than mine. Its belongs in a museum. lol well I think so I love it. I also got my tongue, eyebrow, both nipples, and somewhere else pierced at Topnotch Tattoos. The piercer did not use clamps at all for any piercing. Which is the part that hurts. I didn't feel a thing for any of my piercings PAINLESS.
Needless to say I love Topnocth Tattoos I will never go anywhere else.
BEST PLACE IN CHICAGO – i got my naval and monroe pierced by Dras. he was very nice, professional, very personable, and made me feel comfortable- and i am a very squirmy customer. he actually made getting a needle shoved through my delicate skin a very enjoyable experience, haha. everyone was very friendly, casual, and chill. The place looks cool, and it was a very clean environment. I'll definitley be coming back for my future piercings and tattoos. :)
Great staff – I got my tattoo by Jeff. Showed all my fellow tattooed friends and they just love it... amazing detail in a black and white tattoo. Not to mention, I have been to a few different parlors and this is really the cleanest one I have seen and with a very friendly staff. I am very picky about the parlors that I go too but I think I have found a shop that I will stick with for my future tattoos and/or piercings.
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