Piercing >Area 51 Tattoos
60 N. Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL | Directions 6001442.242895 -88.317836
Tue - Sat, 1pm - 9pm; Sun, 1pm - 6pm; Mon, closed
it does not get better than this – This is the best tattoo place I have ever been to. When you walk in the first thing you notice is how clean this place is, its spotless! Then how friendly everyone is. They work with you to get you the tattoo that is perfect, but will nicely steer you away from one that is a bad idea or will not transfer from drawing to skin. When you are getting your tattoo, everyone talks to everyone, and you are the first priority. Just how confident am I in the work there. I have had 4 done , hubby has 2, daughter has 2 and my son has 1. One of mine is on my forearm of my dog, let me tell you that no matter where I am I get so many complements on it, where I got it that I carry business cards with me. All of them are incredible artists and wonderful people!
Great results and a friendly atmosphere – By far the best tattoo shop I've been too. I have been to other shops and not only was the tattoo better at A51 but also the experience was much more friendly. Joe has done 4 of my tattoos and they're my favorites out of the ones I have. Everything from creating the idea to having the tattoo finished was great.
Very Impressed – Decided to get my first Tattoo after researching designs for a long time. After stopping in to Area 51, I was greeted immediately with a smile and how can we help you. I chose Desi after seeing some of her work. What a great decision on my part. Within 24 hours she had my idea drawn up and ready for me to proof. Her art work speaks for itself. I have already recommended my friends who live out of state to make the trip here to get their tattoos done here. Do yourself a favor stop in and talk to the artists, you won't be disappointed.
Outstanding All Around – I've only gotten one tattoo with these guys, but I had a great experience and if I get another tattoo I will definitely go back. Khalid, Desirea (who did my tattoo), and Joe are all awesome people and extremely talented artists. I don't know a single person who has been disappointed with their work or the overall experience. In fact, I've only ever heard praise from anyone who has gone here, and I know I strongly recommend it to anyone looking to get a tattoo or piercing.
In a nutshell: Awesome. Extremely awesome.
Clean, Friendly, Well Priced – The art is well drawn out and the ink stays bright for a long time. This is the only place in the Chicago-land area that I get tattoos from.
BEST TAT PLACE AROUND – Both my tattoos have been from there, was referred there by my neighbor. Couldn't be more happy. Really cool people and the artistry is bar none
The Best Nationwide! – I have been all over the US and this place is the best. Perfection! Absolute Perfection!
Couldn't be happier – Area 51 was recommended to me by a friend of mine who has had work done by them. Was a bit nervous going in because it had been 5 years since my first tattoo. Walked in and all 3 of them stopped what they were doing to greet me. The first studio I've been in where I didn't feel intimidated by the environment or staff. Joe came up with a big smile and took the time to listen to the ideas I had. He took those idea's,turned them into an Amazing tattoo! While working on my tattoo he made sure I was comfortable. There was far from a dull moment in the 3 sessions it took to complete my tattoo :) Love my tattoo more and more every day. Joe also did the rework of my very first tattoo again he did a great job with the little he had to work with. Won't go to anyone else but the artists at Area 51!
You Won't Be Sorry - I'm Not... – I've been waiting 5 years to find someone who I would trust to put a something as permanent as tatto on my body. I needed to find someone skilled and enthusiastic about doing portraits and I found that person in Khalid. He was stoked about doing the tattoo which made getting it all the better exerience. Getting my 3 dogs on my shoulder was very personable for me and Khalid really hit it out of the park. The execution was spot on. No primadonna's here. They worked with me, laid it out great and I think it looks absolutely fabulous.
Khalid, Desi and Joe rock!!! Check them out....
Best place in Mc Henry County! – If you want it done right, by the best, this is the place for you! I will never go anywere else, and I fully reccomend everyone to give them a try! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!
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