Located in Wicker Park, Chicago

Speakeasy (formerly Cherry Bomb) is owned by Patrick Cornolo and is the home to world renowned artists each dedicated to giving you the best service and tattoo available. We are not your average tattoo shop…Speakeasy is a custom tattoo shop designed not only to be a highly functional, clean work environment, but also to have a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that puts both the Artists and Clients at ease. We want your experience to be as memorable as the piece of art you leave with.

Being a custom tattoo shop, we prefer to work with our clients to come up with an original piece of art that you will not find on any wall. Each artist at Speakeasy works directly with their own clients, creating artwork with your input and their vision. We believe you should pick an artist based on how their style fits what you want.

That being said, please check out the rest of the site to see all of the artists and a sampling of their work, you can link to their individual websites from there for a more extensive look at their artwork. Each artist at Speakeasy is responsible for their own scheduling so please be sure to contact the artist you are interested in directly. They will set up a consultation appointment for you to discuss your tattoo idea in person.

Current list of artists at Speakeasy:
Patrick Cornolo, Scott Fricke, Sean Adams, Jennifer Trok, Tine DeFiore, Tim DeRose, Josh Grable, SoloKill , Crystal Martinez & Christian Wise

Speakeasy DOES accept walk-ins however, our artists have been extremely busy so it is a good idea to call first to see if anyone is available. It’s an even better idea to set up a consultation via email with your preferred artist so they can give you their full attention. Book your appointments early, it will be worth the wait! Most of our artist are booked out 3 weeks to 3 months but please feel free to stop by the shop and say Hi and check out portfolios. Shop hours are Monday Thru Sunday Noon to 8pm or by appointment if no one is available to tattoo you right away or if your tattoo requires more drawing time, someone will be happy to talk to you and schedule an appointment in the near future. We would rather you have the tattoo you DESERVE as opposed to a tattoo RIGHT NOW.

Speakeasy is a CASH ONLY shop! We are located near several banks and a currency exchange for your convenience.

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