Closed for Memorial Day
Gearing up for Tattoo City's 25th Anniversary Extravaganza June 1st 2019
Tattoo City turns 25
Join us Saturday June 1st
for a huge celebration.
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You are hereby invited to join us in a celebration to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Tattoo City - Skin Art Studio in Lockport, IL. Saturday June 1st, 2019 marks the quarter century mark and we will be celebrating by throwing a big party along with a Tattoo Flash Art Show in our Flower of Life Art Gallery. 

It was June 1, 1994 that Larry Brogan opened the doors to Tattoo City and embarked on 25 years of tattooing in Lockport, Illinois. The shop has evolved over the years and even moved locations in 2013 to it's own free standing building complete with it's own art gallery, the Flower of Life. Thank you to the many artists that helped us build our great reputation through the years and thank you to the many thousands of clients who have trusted us with their body art. Without you all we could not have lasted all these years.

Our Art Gallery will host "FLASH BACK" an art show taking us back to the days when tattoo shops had sheets of tattoo designs or what we call "Flash" covering the walls for prospective clients to choose their tattoo designs from. Today things have changed with the digital age with most people using internet image searches and flashing their phones to show us examples of what they want. This art show will showcase tattoo designs from artists around the globe and help bring back the nostalgia of 20th century tattooing.

Our Client Appreciation party will be held from 12noon till 8pm and FREE Goody bags will be given out to the first 250 adults which includes a $25 off coupon for your next tattoo. 

There will be Tattoo Contests with prizes from 5pm-7pm. 
Worst tattoo will receive a gift certificate towards a cover-up at Tattoo City.

Vote for your favorite sheet of Tattoo Flash in our "Flash Back" Art Show. The winning artist receives a prize package including a free tattoo machine.

The VIP Party kicks off at 8pm and runs until Midnight. You must have the 25th anniversary lanyard and pass to enter.

Tattoo Seminar Day with James Kern and Darrin White Sunday June 2nd

In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Tattoo City we are offering Tattoo Artists a continuing education opportunity with seminars by acclaimed artists James Kern and Darrin White, Sunday June 2nd in our Flower of Life Art Gallery attached to Tattoo City located at 1601 S State St Lockport, IL.

James Kern is teaching "Tattooing the Impossible" New Techniques for Modern Tattooing from 1-4pm cost $180
This seminar expands on the original Tattooing the Impossible seminar with NEW projects and expanded techniques, focusing on creating non-traditional tattooing.This seminar is designed to help you think outside of the black outline and push the limits of what can be created in skin.Some of the topics that will be covered include
*Color and edge.
*Rendering outer space and psychedelic imagery.
*Tattooing detail.
*Reproducing imagery by artists (Alex Grey and others)
*Creating and transferring complex stencils and techniques for tattooing complex imagery.
3 hour slideshow presentations and Q&A

Darrin White is teaching a LIVE Black & Gray Tattooing Seminar demonstrating how he creates and renders a fanciful, stylized black & gray skull from start to finish. You will be able to ask questions in real time, covering all techniques. Cost $180

Book one or both seminars online NOW, seating is limited
Book both seminars now for a discount. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Holiday Gift Certificates can be purchased on our web site.
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for someone special?  Give the gift that lasts a lifetime.  Tattoo City Gift Certificates can be purchased in house at the front desk or directly through our web site by clicking here.  We also carry some other great gift ideas and stocking stuffers like T-shirts, Hats, Art Prints and coffee mugs. 

Enter our Holiday raffle for a chance to win a $250 Tattoo City gift certificate and a basket of other goodies.   Join us Friday December 21st at 5:30pm for our Facebook LIVE drawing. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the studio every day from 12pm-8pm. 
$5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 10 tickets
Tattoo City says goodbye to Jonathan Norman
Tattoo City would like to thank Jonathan Norman for being a great part of our team.  One year wasn't enough but Jon does plan to come back for guest spots in the future so look out for return dates here as well as our newsletter and Facebook page.  We will miss you Jonathan and we wish you all the best.
Chucho was interviewed by USA Today
Our very own Chucho was recently interviewed by USA Today regarding Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, style tattoos. Check out the article here: USA Today Article

Tattoo City welcome new artist Julian Hernandez to our crew.
Tattoo City welcomes artist Julian Hernandez to our line up of great artists.  He brings ten years of experience working in the Chicago area alongside some truly great artists.  Stop in and meet him and schedule a new tattoo. 
Welcome Back Dana Buxbaum

Welcome Back
Tattoo City and the Flower of Life Art Gallery are very happy to announce that Dana Buxbaum will be returning as our new Shop Manager. Many of you may remember her smiling face at the front desk through 2013-2016. She will be joining us once again in a bigger and better role and we look forward to her charm and the great things she brings to our studio and art gallery.

5th Anniversary of the Flower of Life Art Gallery and the current location of Tattoo City

Today April 13th marks the 5th Anniversary of The Flower of Life Art Gallery and the current location of Tattoo City which was originally open June 1st 1994. It has been a roller coaster ride over the years but a rewarding journey full of wonderful people and great art.

I want to thank all our staff, past and present for helping to make our shop and gallery a success and for giving our clients the best experience possible. Many thanks to Ed Smith and The Artist Guild of Lockport for the friendships through art and helping to fill our gallery walls with your wonderful creations. It has been awesome to see so many local artists come together and share the fruits of their artistic labors and it is an organization that I am very proud to be a part of.

Much love and gratitude to Misty Soderholm the event coordinator and art instructor at the gallery. She has helped the Flower of Life grow into a great space for learning and sharing art with the community. I could not do it without her.

We appreciate so much all the patrons of our gallery shows and the clients of Tattoo City. Thank you all for the many years of success and we plan to keep pushing for bigger and better things in the years to come.

Stop by our art show opening tomorrow April 14th from 6-9 to help celebrate with us.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,
Larry Brogan