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1754 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.910748 -87.672305
Mon-Thu 12am-Noon ; Fri 12am-2pm ; Sat 12am-2pm ; Sun Closed
Neighborhoods: West Side, Wicker Park
Su Houston is amazing!!! – I'm working on a half-sleeve with Su Houston and after two sittings (1st one for outline and 2nd one for color) ... all I can say is ... WOW. Amazing work. All the individual pieces transition seamlessly and I couldn't be more happy. She took was merely a vague idea and turned it into exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait for my next sitting although I have to admit, doing the color hurts. Quite a bit. But so worth it!!!!!
Already excited for my next one! – I just moved to Chicago for school and had the idea for a tattoo in my head for many years. After doing a little bit of research I decided to go to Tatu Tattoo for my first. It was my best decision ever. From the moment I walked in everyone made me feel comfortable. Everyone was very professional and within minutes they had my idea on a stencil. Eric Janovsky made getting my tattoo so easy. For my first I decided to go with the ribs. Everyone had told me it was the most painful spot so I was quite nervous and actually shaking a little. Eric made me feel right at home and calm about getting it. The tattoo was amazing and my friends already have an appointment to get their own. If you are thinking about a tattoo go nowhere but tatu!
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE – TATU TATTOO GAVE US THE RUN AROUND ABOUT THE TIME FRAME OF OUR WAIT...WHICH IS FINE. AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF OF WAITING, THE GENTLEMAN ASKED US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. THE WOMAN WHO WAS GOING TO DO OUR TATTOO ASKED US FOR A DEPOSIT BECAUSE SHE WAS COMING IN ON HER DAY OFF! NO ONE ASKED HER TO COME IN ON HER DAY OFF! AFTER WE LEFT SU HOUSTON DECIDED TO TAKE IT UPON HERSELF & ALSO TAKE THE SITUATION THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER PERSONAL... SHE FOLLOWED MY FAMILY (MOM, DAD, & SISTER) & I OUT THE DOOR AND YELLED "F**K YOU"! IS THIS THE KIND OF SERVICE TATU TATTOO LIKES TO PROVIDE?! THERE WAS NOT PROBLEM WITH THE SITUATION AT ALL UNTIL SU HOUSTON YELLED PROFANITY TO MY FATHER. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL! THE SERVICE IS BAD & DISCRIMINATING! SU HOUSTON ONLY HAS RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO LOOK LIKE HER!
P.S. SU HOUSTON RUINED MY DADS FATHERS DAY GIFT!
Clean facility and talented artists. – Although I had to wait to see my artist, it was worth it. The shop is very clean and the staff is obviously concerned with safety. My artist, Marci, was not only very talented, but she took the time to make sure I understood the entire process and let me know I could come back for a free touch-up or call if I had any questions about the healing process.
Overall, it was an excellent experience.
Ricardo is the man – I was in Chicago on business and decided I wanted to get a tattoo. I searched and read all the reviews on here and decided I would check out Tatu. I have my back covered in tattoo's so I know what to look for and what to stay away from.
Ricardo greeted me when I arrived, listened to what I had to say and gave me a price. He was a really cool cat and we talked the entire time. He gave me an excellent tattoo which healed very well. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends.
The place was clean, organized, lots of lights, and they seemed to follow hygiene codes very well.
Ricardo - thx again man, and let me know if you ever pass through Tulsa and want to go shooting!
Horrible – I consider a tattoo a very personal experience. Tatu was very nonchalant in their interaction. It was hi, look at the book, come back later. Nobody showed any desire to want to actually perform the service. I left there went to Jade Dragon (per everybody's recommendation), walked in and there was the service I desired. I wouldn't let tatu paint my garage, let alone my body.
WHAT? – I came into Chicago from tennessee and thought i would get a tattoo.. I have four already and thought it was time for a new one. So we checked on this website and read the reviews and thought that it sounded like a great place to go. Well we waited 3 and a half hours and still no one was ready to do our tattoos. I thought that was absolutely ridiculuos. Maybe if it was really busy or something it would have made some sense. There was like 6 people there and only one doing a tattoo. Plus one chick was really rude. Needless to say, im a leaving chicago with no tattoo because they told me the wait was 30 minutes and i had to wait that plus three hours. That's all i had to say. Thanks.
Good shop and friendly staff – I got my first tattoo here by Eric C. I showed him my design and he just polished it up a bit. The tattoo is absolutely perfect. He really makes you feel comfortable and I can honestly say it didn't hurt at all. I wasn't out of the shop more than 2 hours and I was already planning my next tattoo. Great experience and great shop!!
Request Eric and Su! – Love It! I got matching tattoos with my cousin, it didn't hurt nearly as bad as I thought, and they are beautiful. We brought in a couple different pictures, and they looked the same as what we wanted. They made us very comfortable, and it was my cousins first tattoo, she was nervous, but ended up loving it. We chose this over other tattoo places based on online reviews, thought I would follow up since I was so pleased!!! Eric and Su did our tats and though I am sure they are all wonderful, Eric/Su were really wonderful, quick and precise. They were identicle regardless of artist. Prices are very reasonable/cheap. 60 bucks for 4" by 4" on our necks. Eric was hot and a pro. I will be going back for seconds, for sure :) I would call ahead and go in during low traffic times, we waited about an hour because everyone was busy, we are just anxious, but this is pretty par for tattoo jizoints. Parked right in front on a Saturday at 11pm
Phenomenal – I went into Tatu Tattoo with a general design and the artist, Rebecca, designed exactly what I had in mind but just couldn't desrcibe in words. She was simply phenomenal-- very friendly, inviting, highyly skilled...and let my two girlfriends join as she did the work. The shop, itself, is very client-friendly and I would, without hesitation, tell my friends to go here...again, simply phenomenal!!!
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