Modern Tattoo Ltd./Museum of American Tattooing

Modern Tattoo Ltd./Museum of American Tattooing Established in 1987, we are Northern Illinois first and finest in custom tattooing! Our artists have over 100 years of combined experience!

Established in 1987, Modern Tattoo Ltd. is the most established and most respected tattoo shop in Northern Illinois and Great Lakes. With over 100 years of combined experience, our artists are able to create any design that customers ask for. Home of the original free shuttle! For our long time Great Lakes Naval Station customers, we have been offering our free shuttle since 1987. Pops served in the United States Navy and has a great fondness and respect for all things Navy. Pops opened his Museum of American Tattooing at the shop in 2009. The Museum is the one and only of its kind in Illinois and houses the largest collection of famed tattoo artist August "Cap" Coleman. Please come by for a tour of these amazing tattoo artifacts and history. Hope to see you soon!

An update for our customers! See you again soon and hope you are well!
04/30/2020

An update for our customers! See you again soon and hope you are well!

Had a few people let me know they couldn't read my last post. Geez Louise! It's called the person posting is OLD! Here i...
03/21/2020

Had a few people let me know they couldn't read my last post. Geez Louise! It's called the person posting is OLD! Here it is again and thank you! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #popscollectionbooks #tattoomuseum #tattoo @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @brianeberletattoos @gwi_wang_1981 @oldirtybadkat

To our customers! Update to an earlier post. #moderntattooltdmuseum @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @brianeberletattoos @gwi_wa...
03/21/2020

To our customers! Update to an earlier post. #moderntattooltdmuseum @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @brianeberletattoos @gwi_wang_1981 @oldirtybadkat #navalstationgreatlakes #popscollectionbooks #tattoomuseum

A note to our customers!  #moderntattooltdmuseum @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @brianeberletattoos @gwi_wang_1981 @oldirtybad...
03/21/2020

A note to our customers! #moderntattooltdmuseum @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @brianeberletattoos @gwi_wang_1981 @oldirtybadkat #navalstationgreatlakes #popscollectionbooks #tattoohistory

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #angeltattoo #navy #realismtattoo br...
03/15/2020

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #angeltattoo #navy #realismtattoo [email protected]

Original sailor sad girl by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytatt...
03/08/2020

Original sailor sad girl by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #rosetattoo #navy #popscollectionbooks #tat...
02/23/2020

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #rosetattoo #navy #popscollectionbooks #tattoomuseum

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #skulltattoo #realismtattoo brianebe...
01/26/2020

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #skulltattoo #realismtattoo [email protected]

Happy New Year to all of our customers! As always, appointments and walk-ins are always welcome! To make an appointment ...
01/11/2020

Happy New Year to all of our customers! As always, appointments and walk-ins are always welcome! To make an appointment with your favorite artist:Brian [email protected] Quori quorisenyon.com Eric @gwi_wang_1981 Dustin @oldirtybadkat Randy As always, Randy takes walk-ins all day everyday! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes @brianeberletattoos @artoftatt2 @quorisenyon @gwi_wang_1981 @oldirtybadkat #navy #navytattoo #militarytattoo

Eric Burger in the house! January 3rd thru the 5th. Contact Eric at @ericburgertattooer #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalsta...
01/03/2020

Eric Burger in the house! January 3rd thru the 5th. Contact Eric at @ericburgertattooer #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #tattoomuseum #tattoo #navytattoo

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos brianeberle66@gmail.com #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #rosetattoo ...
12/17/2019

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos [email protected] #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #rosetattoo #realismtattoo

A few of the items included with the traveling tattoo case. #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #tattoom...
12/15/2019

A few of the items included with the traveling tattoo case. #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #tattoomachine Full display will be ready to view in a couple of weeks.

Part of our newest addition to the Museum! #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #tattoomachine #tattoomac...
12/15/2019

Part of our newest addition to the Museum! #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #tattoomachine #tattoomachines #popscollectionbooks

Awesome customers! #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #navalstationgreatlakes #sailor #navytattoo
12/15/2019

Awesome customers! #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoohistory #navalstationgreatlakes #sailor #navytattoo

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks girls! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #navy
12/15/2019

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks girls! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #navy

Tattoo by Eric! @gwi_wang_1981 #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #snaketattoo #navy #flowertattoo
12/08/2019

Tattoo by Eric! @gwi_wang_1981 #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #snaketattoo #navy #flowertattoo

Tattoo by Quori! One of his sad girls. @quorisenyon #navalstationgreatlakes #sadgirl #girltattoo #navytattoo #moderntatt...
12/08/2019

Tattoo by Quori! One of his sad girls. @quorisenyon #navalstationgreatlakes #sadgirl #girltattoo #navytattoo #moderntattooltdmuseum

One of the Percy Waters machines and another JG Russell. #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoomachines #popscolle...
12/06/2019

One of the Percy Waters machines and another JG Russell. #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoomachines #popscollectionbooks

The machine marked CHET CAIN has been verified as the man who taught Paul Rogers to tattoo. The other, JG Russell. @mode...
12/06/2019

The machine marked CHET CAIN has been verified as the man who taught Paul Rogers to tattoo. The other, JG Russell. @moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoomachines

Our new edition to The Museum! This traveling tattoo case was used during World War I and after.  There are 10 machines ...
12/06/2019

Our new edition to The Museum! This traveling tattoo case was used during World War I and after. There are 10 machines including multiple JG Russell, Charles Wagner and Percy Waters! Everything intact and all original. Lots of machine parts, pigment, acetates and business cards. Will be posting close up pics of the machines during the week. This display will be ready for viewing in a few weeks! More info on the artist coming soon. #moderntattooltdmuseum #tattoomuseum #tattoomachines #tattoohistory

Tattoo by Eric! @gwi_wang_1981 #navalstationgreatlakes #portraittattoo #biggiesmalls
11/25/2019

Tattoo by Eric! @gwi_wang_1981 #navalstationgreatlakes #portraittattoo #biggiesmalls

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #popscollectionboo...
11/24/2019

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #popscollectionbooks

Randy getting ready for Christmas! @artoftatt2 #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #achristmasstory
11/23/2019

Randy getting ready for Christmas! @artoftatt2 #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #achristmasstory

Hangin with Pops! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navy #sailor
10/26/2019

Hangin with Pops! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navy #sailor

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #realismtattoo Appt. with Brian. bri...
10/26/2019

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #realismtattoo Appt. with Brian. [email protected]

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #fridaythe13th #jasonvoorhees Appt. ...
10/26/2019

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #fridaythe13th #jasonvoorhees Appt. with Brian [email protected]

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #shiptattoo #realismtattoo
10/15/2019

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #shiptattoo #realismtattoo

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #letteringtattoo #navy
10/15/2019

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #letteringtattoo #navy

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #realismtattoos #realismtattooartist
10/15/2019

Tattoo by Brian! @brianeberletattoos #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #realismtattoos #realismtattooartist

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #navalstationgreatlakes #militarytattoo #ganeshtattoo #moderntattooltdmuseum
10/15/2019

Tattoo by Quori! @quorisenyon #navalstationgreatlakes #militarytattoo #ganeshtattoo #moderntattooltdmuseum

Thanks for joining us this weekend! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #traditionaltattoos #navy #militaryta...
09/29/2019

Thanks for joining us this weekend! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #traditionaltattoos #navy #militarytattoo #popscollectionbooks

Awesome customers! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navy #military #navytattoos #deathbeforedishonour
09/29/2019

Awesome customers! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navy #military #navytattoos #deathbeforedishonour

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #popscollectionboo...
09/29/2019

Hangin' with Pops! Thanks! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #navytattoo #militarytattoo #popscollectionbooks #tattoomuseum

Visit Hooyahs located inside Great Lakes Train Station! Great food, snacks and apparel! @hooyahsgl #moderntattooltdmuseu...
09/29/2019

Visit Hooyahs located inside Great Lakes Train Station! Great food, snacks and apparel! @hooyahsgl #moderntattooltdmuseum #greatlakesmetrastation #navalstationgreatlakes #tattoomuseum #militarytattoo #navytattoos

Tattoo by Quori! Awesome! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #raven #raventattoo #militarytattoo
09/17/2019

Tattoo by Quori! Awesome! #moderntattooltdmuseum #navalstationgreatlakes #raven #raventattoo #militarytattoo

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3121 Beacon St
North Chicago, IL
60064

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 21:00
Thursday 13:00 - 21:00
Friday 13:00 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

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