Matt Atkinson

Born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil and taking advanced art classes since the beginning of high school. I bounced around jobs until I found my true calling.  
I started as an apprentice at a local shop devoted to custom tattooing in 2007. I spent countless hours studying tattoos, and tattoo art.
Shortly after my apprenticeship, I moved to Michigan and tattooed at a custom shop where I was really able to refine my work. I was surrounded by artists that mainly worked on big projects which helped me advance my ability to properly execute large scale work that has won awards all over the world .

With the amazing positive support of my clients, I can truly say that I love what I do. Whether it’s a body suit or a small name, your overall good experience is my top priority. Happy to be back home .
Matt Atkinson Chicago Tattoo Artist Speakeasy Custom Tattoo