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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Marky Hladish has been a professional illustrator and graphic artist for over 13 years. Having always been heavily influenced by the artistry and tradition of tattooing, he finished his tattoo apprenticeship under Joe Beatty at Dark Heart in 2015. Although only a short while into his tattoo career he is notably bringing his own style of illustrated realism into his tattoos, demonstrating a strong sense of composition with a keen attention to detail and growing his fundamentals with every tattoo.