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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Rachel brings over 20 years of tattooing experience to Dark Heart and has had the pleasure of working out of multiple different shops across the country, including owning and operating her own New Hampshire based studio, Autumn City Tattoo. She loves to travel, do guest spots, work with other amazing people, and is still eager pick up new tricks of the trade whenever she can.

Rachel's specialties include (but are not limited to): comic and film related art, black and grey realsim, full color realism, script, and anything and everything pop-culture and entertainment related! Rachel is an incredibly versatile, well-rounded artist who adds her own personal touch to each piece.

Rachel also offers her expertise in permanent beauty cosmetics and tattoo removal using the Elimink system. For more information on either of these services, contact the shop to talk with her. 

Rachel takes particular pride in making her clients feel as comfortable as possible during their tattoo experience and is always a joy to work with. She knows that each and every person has a unique quality about them and it's important to her to represent that in each individual tattoo.

Follow Rachel on Instagram @octabat