About Us

Dead Serious Tattoo is the Southside of Chicago’s premier custom tattoo studio. Embedded with The South Side’s deep work ethic, Dead Serious Tattoo remains committed to old school values, by showing up every day – ready to get down to business. We pride ourselves doing things the right way, the way our grandfathers taught us how.

We specialize in custom artwork, as well as homages to the classics. Dead Serious Tattoo has a dedicated staff of blue collar, hard working guys that are always looking to create the next amazing piece. From a simple name or a classic “mom” or a full-scale custom sleeve or magazine quality back piece, we have some of the south suburbs finest tattooers.

We’re located at 8695 S. Archer Avenue, Unit 2 in Willow Springs, IL – directly next door to the Ashbury Coffee House. We’re just minutes from Midway Airport, and easy to get to from I-55 and I-294



Bring in your ideas, and we’ll work together to create something unique that you’ll be proud to show off. Not sure about what you want? We have a tattoo library featuring some of today, as well yesterday’s hottest flash, and some of the tried and true classics that will never go out of style.

Our staff is OSHA, bloodborne & airborne pathogen certified and practice aseptic technique.

 Our facility is also a completely touch free studio with hands free sinks, soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towel dispensers to ensure the absolute highest level of safety for our customers.

Stop in for a consultation and let us know exactly what you are looking for and one of our artists will work with you until you are completely satisfied!