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3313 W Irving Park Rd

Chicago, IL 60618


(773) 442-8288

Old Town Tatu is a clean, welcoming tattoo shop featuring some of Chicago's most highly skilled Tattoo Artists; located on Chicago's North side.   

We specialize in a vast range of tattoo styles such as: Portraits, Realism, Black and Grey, Blackwork, Traditional, Neo-Traditional, Illustrative, Graffiti, and Japanese Traditional. 

Our Artists will work hard to make all your tattoo needs and dreams come to life. 

Walk-ins always welcome. 

We do not do Piercings.


In 1840, a man by the name of Major Noble immigrated from Europe to Chicago. Three years later he acquired 160 acres of land, in which he opened a tavern on.  In 1922, John A. Klemundt bought said property and opened Klemundt Funeral Home; a high volume funeral parlor which operated until 2001.  In 2003, Richie "Tapeworm" Herrera turned what was once a place for mourning, into a place of celebration. This became Odin Tatu, a home for Tapeworm until 2006, when unfortunate circumstances struck and he passed away.  In 2007, his friends and family came together  to re-open Odin Tatu as Old Town Tatu,  which stays open to this day.  Our mission is to  carry on the legacy of our good friend and fellow tattooer, Richie.

For more information about the history and odd goings on, google Old Town Tatu haunted, or check out a couple of T.V. shows that the shop was featured on. 

The Dead Files--A Deadly Promise

The Travel Channel- 20 Most Terrifying Places

And Ghost Lab


Come get tattooed at this amazing Chicago historical landmark today!



Richie "Tapeworm" Herrera was the original owner of Old Town Tatu (formerly known as Odin Tatu). He was a kind man with a huge heart. His outstanding personality and crazy ways will be missed. He will be forever loved and in our hearts.

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