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


GLT enjoyed a visit from Special Agent Dale Cooper (IG @twinpeaksdog), who took advantage of posing with our hot bod sandwich board. 

September Guest Artists-                                 

Nick Colella will be out of the shop the 12-16 at the Kaiserstadt Tattoo Expo in Germany. Email him at to book in. 

Chip Douglas starts full time on the 21. We are currently booking appointments for him over the phone or in the shop.  

Kevin Leary will be out of the shop the 22-25.

Thomas Kenney -Ebb and Flow- Book release and art show the 29th 7-10PM.

Mario Desa will no longer be working on Thursdays. His schedule will be T/W/F/SA

As of Sept 23 Nick Colella will no longer be working Saturdays. His schedule will be T/W/TH/F

As of Sept 24 Kevin Leary will no longer be working Sundays. His schedule will be M/TH/F/SA

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.