Dark Heart Tattoo

Crystal Lake's premier custom tattoo studio

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

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Ashley Camper


Graduating from the Art Institute of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration and Design, Ashley began her tattoo apprenticeship under Joe Beatty at Dark Heart in 2017 where she learned to translate her lifelong passion for art and her signature illustrative style into tattooing.

Ashley brings loads of creativity, humor, and a whimsical style into every drawing making one of a kind designs for her clients. Although she’s open to any style, she enjoys making traditional, illustrative, and cartoon imagery. Wether it’s classy pinups, Disney characters, or pop culture references, we at Dark Heart love Ashley’s spin on illustrating and look forward to watching her art and career blossom.

Follow Ashley on Instagram @acampart