Colin O’Keefe

Colin has been tattooing since 2013, and recently relocated to the Greater Chicago Area (2018). Colin is originally from Rochester, New York where he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with his B.F.A. in Film and Animation. Upon graduation, his passion for Fine-Art and Illustration led him to Tattooing, where he earned and later completed his tattoo apprenticeship. Colin’s traditional fine-art background, attention to detail, passion for self-expression and determination to improve have all been invaluable to his Tattooing. Colin is a versatile tattooer, but especially enjoys making fine-line/detail-oriented ornamental, decorative or illustrative tattoos. Traditional, Neo-traditional, Ornamental or somewhere in-between, his “tattoo style” is still developing and he is always interested in diversifying his portfolio! Colin’s goal is to be a well-rounded Tattooer, who applies his unique perspective and creative ideas to produce respectable, hand-crafted, quality tattoos. Tattooing has taken him far, from Rochester, New York, to Greensboro, North Carolina, and now to Chicago, Illinois. Colin hopes to bring what he’s learned along the way to Speakeasy Custom Tattoo and to continue pursuing his craft with a renewed emphasis on growth and development as a Tattooer.

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