Thanks a lot. I will have to call. Do you have the number on hand by any chance?
Got the number for you. Last post was made via my phone so i couldn't pull up the number. Neil work everyday but tue and wed. 708 489 6885.
Also Vanity Tattoo and Ben Wahhh fron delux are also amazing shop/ artists. They get my seal of approval even though though they have never graced my skin with their artwork. True artists that look at tattooing as something more then a 2d drawing. There use shadding and color contrasts to create tattoo with depth that not only look good but will continue to look good years down the road.
Most tattoo shops will put whatever you want anywhere you want on your body regardless of the size you want it. A true master of there craft will tell you it like it is. Some items need to be a certain scale to get the details you want without becoming a blob down the road, Also some tattoos will look amazing as soon as they are done but end up looking like horse shit later on in your life. The difference between the true artist (picaso's) and the big name want to do nothing more then make money shops (Pirates) is that the true artists have enough confidence in there skill to tell you what can and can't be done, and what it will end up looking like 10 - 20 years down the road.
"Good tattoos aren't cheap, and cheap tattoos don't look good" You looking for true artwork here. I can tell because your researching your options, and you didn't pull the major no no of going to some BS tattoo party to get your work done. I could go on for days about all the tattooing but the only thing that really matters is your comfortable with your artist, the atmosphere, your getting tattooed in, and your end work of art.
Give and of the above 3 artists a call. Best bet is on a week day and sit down and talk to them. Meet them face to face. Make sure you two are on the same though plane as them. Sit in there shop see real life works of there's right after there done. The 3 shops i listed are not out to steal your money. They all are well established and know there strengths and weakness, if you want something someone is better off suited doing then them they will send you in the correct direction.
In case you are wondering i am not a tattoo artist. I spent the years of my life from 16-25 in my friends tattoo shops.