Renowned Chicago tattoo shops can be found in nearly every neighborhood, from Lakeview’s award-winning Deluxe Tattoo to Humboldt Park’s family-run Brown Brothers Tattoo. (“Tattooing thrives in impetuous attitude,” co-owner Max Brown once told the Groupon Guide.) These spots feature some of the best tattoo artists in Chicago, whose work is inspired by photorealism, pop-culture references, and even optical illusions. Here, locals take advantage of the prevalent talent not just to adorn their body with breathtaking art but to take pride in their city—one of the region’s most popular inkings is a Chicago skyline tattoo.

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