When Patrick Cornolo & Solokill were approached by long time collector and regular client Jackie to do a collaboration piece for her, they were a bit skeptical at first. But after thinking it over for a bit they decided to give it a try. Once they got the groove of things, the magic started to happen. This is a time lapse video of the first session on Jackie’s serpent/octopus thigh piece that will be full color. Jackie sat like champ! Couldn’t ask for a better client!
Congratulations to Patrick Cornolo!
Every Year the Chicago Reader does a Best of Poll, this year our own Patrick Cornolo was voted BEST TATTOO ARTIST 2015 click the link below to see and to view all of the other winners as well.
We are exited to announce that we will be holding a charity event on Sunday June 7th from 12-6pm
Tattoos To End Breast Cancer
The whole shop will be doing Flash pages and tattooing small to medium flash designs all day on a first come first served basis (NO ADVANCED APPOINTMENTS) so get there early to get a spot. Watch us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We will be posting sneak peeks of the flash designs as well as other information as it develops. Prices will vary on the designs but we are trying to keep them in the $100 to $300 range depending on size.
100% of the proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation who’s mission it is to eradicate Breast Cancer and Domestic & Gender Violence. http://www.avonfoundation.org/ Since the artists are giving up their pay for the day, we do encourage tipping for good service. #tattoostoendbreastcancer #speakeasyforcharity
If you can’t get tattooed, please stop by anyway, we will have live Entertainment from Amazing Mike and lots of food from local restaurants including: Fatso’s Last Stand, Penny’s Noodles, Bro Bagel, Starbucks, Big Star, Goddess & the Grocer, sweet treats from client/Chef Matt Stovey and more….
Hope to see you there!
Some of the Flash that will be Available for this event (more to come):
Please join us for an after Party at Dante’s Pizzeria 2825 N Milwaukee
After the Avon Walk and our Tattoo Event, Dante’s Pizzeria will be hosting an after party. They will have $4 Specialty pizza slices and FREE beer from local breweries. Thank you for supporting SPEAKEASY CUSTOM TATTOO and this amazing charity.
Speakeasy Guest Artists: May-June
We have a few awesome Guest Artists coming up in the next month. Check them out and book your appointments!
Linnea Pecsenye is already booked for her trip but she will be returning soon.
This is is a really good read. It explains a lot about the cost of good tattoos & why they are so “expensive” & may require a wait list to get. It gives you insight in to the tattoo process that is hard for us to explain. This says it all perfectly.
We appreciate & love all of our clients and your patience in waiting for email replies & appointments etc. Quality tattoos are our concern so we promise it will be worth the wait. Click the link below for the full story. Thanks for reading.
Form.Ink made a list of “The 10 Best Tattoo Artists in Chicago” and they included 3 Speakeasy Artists on that list! Click here to view the whole list of great artists. There are several other artists who should be on this list as well. Chicago has so much talent, we’re going to need a longer list. We feel honored to be included.
Just like everyone else, our artists take some time off during the Holidays so schedules can be kind of wonky for the next month. If in doubt, please confirm your appointments with your artist or if you are a walk-in, call the shop to make sure we are open and have people available before stopping by. 773.645.1703
The whole Speakeasy Crew wishes you all an AMAZING Holiday season full of good food, good friends, love and beautiful TATTOOS!
Please join us in welcoming Robin “Solokill” King to the Speakeasy Custom Tattoo Crew! Robin comes to us with an extensive clientele and a HUGE talent for large piece Japanese style tattooing.
Email Robin at: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up appointments or get on her waiting list. If you already have an appointment set up, Robin is keeping all of her appointments. Please email her to confirm that you know of her move if you have not already received notice from Robin.
Check out this blog post by Fuzzy Gerdes of Chicago Flag Tattoos.com featuring our own Patrick Cornolo
Please welcome Andy Hefner to the Speakeasy Team. Andy will be full time at Speakeasy Custom Tattoo starting 1/21/2014 but is already taking appointments. Please email Andy at email@example.com to set up an appointment. You can check out more of Andy’s work on his personal website www.hefnertattooing.com or on his Instagram @andyhefner