custom tattooing


Why native rituals?

Tattooing has really exploded in popularity in recent years. People who thought they’d never be the ones to sport a tattoo are now feeling confident enough to take the plunge, and more and more people are becoming very decorated collectors! Whether it’s your first tattoo or you’ve lost count, our artists would love to be a part of your body adornment journey. Each of our professional tattoo artists has a style unique to them, and we specialize in custom work based on each client’s vision, whether it’s an elaborate mandala, bold traditional rose, portrait of a pet, slick custom lettering, and beyond. The tattoo staff at Native Rituals have a combined 60+ years of experience, and we make sure every tattoo, no matter how big or small, gets our utmost attention. Cleanliness and safety are extremely important to us, and we use disposable single use equipment as much as possible, which significantly decreases the risk of cross contamination through improper processing or human error. This means needles and tubes, as well as table covers, clip cord covers, etc are thrown out after each single use and not reprocessed, so that virtually everything that comes into contact with a client, only comes into contact with that person. We utilize paperless release forms, which not only reduce waste but automatically send a copy of the completed form to our client with written aftercare attached so you have the information with you wherever you go! We happily accept walk ins on a first come, first served basis as long as there is time between appointments. For aftercare, we proudly use Saniderm products to keep your new tattoo protected and clean and healing quickly.


Pricing and consultations

Our shop minimum is $100*, and hourly rates are usually between $120-160 an hour, depending on the artist and the project. Due to the visual nature of tattoos, we cannot accurately quote prices on tattoos via telephone, Facebook, or Instagram. The best way to get a precise quote for the tattoo you have in mind is to come in for a free consultation with your tattoo artist. During the consult, you and your artist will go over placement, sizing, colors, and any other details that need to be finalized in order to set up your tattoo! Consultations are best done during the hours of 3-7PM.

*The $100 minimum applies per person, per tattoo. Multiple people getting the same image still require the same amount of materials and set up time, thus the minimum still applies.


Appointments vs walk-ins

We happily accept walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis, as long as there is room in the schedule for the day. Walk-ins are usually palm-sized tattoos or smaller, and don’t require much preparation or drawing time. Walk-ins are pretty self-explanatory: if you’d like to get tattooed, walk on in and we will do our best to get you in!

Most tattoos larger than palm size require drawing and preparation to set up, and a significant amount of time to tattoo, so appointments are necessary. During your consult, your artist will indicate whether your project will need to be scheduled for a later date, or if it’s something that can be a walk-in. To schedule an appointment, a drawing fee of at least $100 down is required. This secures your appointment time, as well as covers the drawing time and preparation for your tattoo. This fee comes off the total price of the tattoo, and is non refundable. For instance, if your tattoo is quoted at $250, and you put down $100, you’d owe $150 at the time of the tattoo. For larger, multi-session projects like sleeves or back pieces, the fee comes off the final session, unless otherwise stated by your artist. Appointments are not considered booked until after appointment paperwork has been filled out and completed, and cannot be booked via telephone, Facebook, email, etc.

Age requirements and IDs

In the state of Illinois, it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Please bring your ID to your tattoo appointment. We cannot tattoo anyone without a valid state or government issued photo ID present. Per Illinois law and studio policies, we cannot accept library cards, Military ID, FOID cards, school or work IDs, expired ID cards, or photos of IDs. A birth certificate with a school ID is not considered sufficient identification. Failure to show up to a scheduled appointment with a valid ID may result in having to forfeit your appointment time. If you aren’t sure whether your ID will be sufficient, please feel free to contact us!