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History & Happenings, the Great Lakes Tattoo Blog. Sharing news, events and fascinating tidbits on Chicago Tattoo History.  


December schedule and events-

  •  We are proud to host the book release and original flash art show for the most recent publication from Yellow Beak Press - Ralph Ashwell! The book contains over 100 never before seen full color flash sheets painted by Ashwell and features his biography written and researched by Carmen Forquer Nyssen. The book will be for available for purchase and the originals featured in the book will be on display. Complimentary beer from Revolution Brewing and cider from Virtue Cider.


  • The shop will close early on December 24 at 4Pm and will be closed on Christmas December 25. We will re-open on December 26 at 12PM. 
  • Nick Colella will be out of the shop December 22 - 27. 


To book in with any of our tattooers call the shop at 312-870-0458 or stop by. We also take walk ins every day on a first come, first served basis.