Dark Heart Tattoo

Crystal Lake's premiere custom tattoo & piercing studio

Welcome to Dark Heart!  
We are Crystal Lake's premiere custom tattoo & piercing studio located at 448 W Terra Cotta Ave (176). 
Unlike other street shops who worry about getting you in and out of the door, we take pride in spending the necessary time needed on your individual custom design, leaving you with permanent body art you can be proud of.
We craft strictly custom individual designs for individual collectors. Our comfortable studio is the perfect creative environment to create beautiful custom body art for you!  
Please call (815) 893 4655 to set up a consultation or to schedule an appointment.  

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Dark Heart Tattoo is owned and operated by Joe Beatty.  Joe started his career in 2005, and has been tattooing full time ever since. He has been working in Mchenry/Lake counties for the last 8 years, and is very qualified to design your perfect tattoo!  This award winning versatile local artist specializes in neo-traditional, color, black and grey, portrait, traditional, traditional Japanese, and color realism. He has been passionately drawing and painting since the age of 12.