I got my first tattoo done from here and Nick did it. I had a great experience! He did great and was super patient and kind. Danielle did my nose piercing and although i was super nervous she did a great job of comforting me and was so sweet! Love this place and will definitely come back when I am ready for my next tattoo/piercing Alyssa Fulton

We first went here so my boyfriend could get a tattoo, We had Danny do it, I talked to him about a tattoo I was thinking about doing, and the concerns I had, as it was my first tattoo. He went over everything with me and even took the tattoo needle and poked me with it, so I could make sure I could handle it. That day I also got my Helix pierced! He was so gentle and it did not hurt at all. On the day of the appointment my best friend and I got our tattoos done, I was not easy to deal with because I kept moving, but he still did a amazing job! He took breaks so that he could put cream on the area to not be so inflamed and it also gave me the chance to see how it was coming along. My best friend and I are so amazed at his work!! I am stationed in Virginia and everyone down here says how beautiful it looks and where I got it done at. I PROUDLY tell them EMPIRE TATTOO in ILLINOIS. Next time I come home I am having him do poppy flowers because his floral work is absolutely amazing. The whole shop is chill and down to earth and everyone is clean. 10/10 without a doubt!!!!!Shannon Farmer

Love this place. Nick is incredible. You want ink, you need to go here.Kyle Swenson

I have nothing but positive things to say about this Tattoo shop. I have had a couple larger pieces done here and they all turned out great. I have only dealt with Nick who is easy and great to work with, but everyone who works there is always super nice. The shop is nice and clean and there is always a cool movie showing to keep your mind off all the fun pain!
I recommend them from small or large Tattoos just go talk with an artist you won’t regret it.CB