||Dawn is a proud Chicago girl who enjoys all styles of tattooing and
lives to make her customers happy.
Willing and able to draw anything you can imagine, she’s become known
for a style all her own which blends her training in traditional
tattooing with east Indian Mehndi inspired motifs, elements found in
nature, and a healthy obsession with art nouveau to create tattoos
that flow with the natural curves of the human form and stand the test
Dawn has been tattooing professionally since 1996, after serving a
traditional 2-year apprenticeship with world-renowned Cap Szumski at
Timeless Tattoo in Atlanta, GA. She still strives to make every tattoo
she does meet his standards of quality, consistency, and longevity.
Dawn was named one of the "Top Ten Talented Tattoo Artists" by AOL in
2009, was voted “Best Tattoo Artist” in the Chicago Reader’s 2008 and
is a featured artist on About.com's tattoo site.
She is a member of the National Tattoo Association, and completes her
training in Prevention of Bloodbourn Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR/AED
courses on a yearly basis.
Dawn's been into vintage mopeds and scooters for years, and is
currently overhauling a 1971 Ford Custom van. She’s a happy student of
the Chicago Mosaic School and is into cooking, ancient history,
organic gardening, science, and yoga. She is a total nerd.
Dawn works by appointment only, and is generally booked about 12 weeks
in advance. If you'd like to make an appointment, please email her and
she'll get back to you quickly. If you cannot wait for Dawn, please
hit the back button and look through the rest of the portfolios.
Everyone at the shop is great!