What to expect at Wild Wind Tattoo due to new COVID-19 rules and regulations:
-We are currently operating on an appointment only basis which means our doors are locked. Your artist will notify you with a call the day of your appointment that they are running on time and will be ready to let you in upon your arrival.
-You must wear a mask at all times while in the shop and while getting tattooed.
-You must come alone to your appointment to limit the amount of people in the shop at a time.
-Upon entering the shop you will be asked to wash your hands immediately, your temperature will be taken and you will fill out a quick questionnaire about how you are feeling.
-No food or drinks are allowed in the shop, please eat beforehand. We can provide you with water, just ask your artist.
-We love to converse while working but we will need to keep it at a minimum while wearing masks tattooing you. Please don’t take offense to this! You are more than welcome to bring headphones or reading material to your tattoo appointment.
-Lastly, at this time electronic payment is preferred. You may use your credit card or ask your artist if they are comfortable taking a Venmo or a PayPal payment.
We appreciate you doing your part during this time to ensure everyone in the shop is safe. We’ll see you soon.
Wild Wind Tattoo
About the Shop
Wild Wind Tattoo opened in 2015 in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago by Rich Marafioti. Rich had spent 10 years tattooing professionally in Chicago before opening Wild Wind, which focuses on custom work. The open-air set-up gives the shop a welcoming, but electric atmosphere.
Wild Wind is a traditional walk-in shop. Resident artists along with Marafioti, have broad stylistic tattooing backgrounds that give the shop a versatility and range to service the needs of universal clientele.
The shop’s back wall features ever-changing installations designed and constructed by the resident artists as well out outside artists. Installations are always free to the public during regular business hours.
Please view the FAQ page for answers to general questions. You can contact us either by phone at
(773) 227-2027 or here for any questions and appointments.
Hours & Location
Wild Wind Tattoo is located at 1452 N. Western Avenue in Chicago, IL
Hours: 12pm – 8pm Thursday – Tuesday