Welcome to our establishment! We are proud to serve our community since 1987. Northern Illinois first and finest, Pops is proud to offer his customers a full service tattoo and piercing establishment. Whether you would like a small tattoo or a larger custom design, our artists are experienced in all aspects of the art of tattooing.
Along with our full time staff, we have some of the best artists from around the country who come to the shop to work with us! Please view the News section below to see who will be with us.
Walk-ins are always welcome or appointments are made, whichever you would prefer. No appointment is needed if you would just like to come in for a consultation to speak with any of the artists.
All tattoo and piercing rooms are private for our customers comfort and convenience. We are licensed by the State of Illinois and certified to be an OSHA establishment for the safety of our customers and artists. Tattoo and piercing procedures are done in a sterile environment and all equipment is 100% disposable.
With the addition of the Museum of American Tattooing in 2009, Pops has brought his famous collection of all things tattoo to this facility. We are the only Tattoo Museum in the State of Illinois and have become known as the premier tattoo facility for our customers. The Museum houses the largest collection of legendary tattoo artist August Cap Coleman, and we have done many exhibits all over the United States!
Home of the ORIGINAL FREE SHUTTLE. If you are stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes, we have been offering our FREE SHUTTLE service to and from the base since 1987. To take advantage of this service, just call the shop to arrange your ride. Pops served in the Navy in the early 1970's, so he makes sure his Military customers are well taken care of.
Hope to see you soon!