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4304 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062941.778850 -87.730364
Neighborhoods: West Lawn, Southwest Side
I Love my Tattoo. Great art work. Really cool artists. – Shred and James are the coolest in Chicago land!
I Did The Research and Got The Best!!! – 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!
Impressive! – 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!
Shred,s Inferno the best in Chicago! – 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.
Top-notch – 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.
Been to them all....Just go to this ONE!!! – 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!!!!!
Most talented tattooist EVER – 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!
Shred's inferno is under rated – 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 !!!!
BEST Tattoo shop PERIOD – 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!
The Best Tattoo Shop In Chicago – 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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