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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Cody Goins apprenticed and worked at Lady Luck Tattoo in Woodstock, IL before expanding to Dark Heart in 2014. Influenced by artists such as Dan Higgs, Paul Rogers, Bert Grimm and more, his work focuses on traditional American imagery but he is also well versed in other key styles of tattooing. Taking a blue collar approach to his work, he hand paints his flash and he strives to provide solid tattoos that will stand the tests of time.

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