Tattoo Discovery

Learn More About Tattoos

What is this style called? How much should I tip? How will my tattoo age? Whether you’re a first-timer or a serious collector, we cover all the tattoo basics.

Find a Tattoo That’s Right for you

Getting a tattoo starts with exploration. Find inspiration and reference while exploring tattoos by style, subject, and artist.

Find Your Next Tattoo Artist

Finding the right artist that you trust to bring your idea to life is key. Explore or search artists across Chicago’s top tattoo shops.

Find Me An Artist

Need a little more help? Schedule a 1:1 consultation with our team to talk about your vision and find the right artist for you.

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“I was so terrified of getting a tattoo I didn’t like. Slate helped me develop confidence in my creative direction and connected me to an artist who worked with me in a true collaboration. I loved my tattoo the second it was finished. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of a part of my life when I fell in love with the energy and culture around me.”

-Priya, Slate Customer

Why Slate?

You deserve to get tattooed with confidence.

  • We guide you through the process

  • We curate Chicago’s best artists

  • We meet you where you are

We believe that the best tattoos are co-created between confident customers and business-minded artists. Self-expression is a team sport.