Welcome to Explosive Ink Tattoo

Explosive Ink Tattoo is committed to producing high-quality tattoos that are safe & affordable by husband-and-wife team, tattoo artist Bret and Lisa, office manager. We have been proudly serving the IL/WI Stateline since 2007. 

OHSA/Bloodborne Pathogens certified yearly

State of IL Dept. of Public Health licensed yearly

Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited since 2017

We ask for you to schedule a free consultation to go over the tattoo details, location and size. At that time, we can estimate the time it will take to complete & estimate the price. Seeing the tattoo location in person and being able to discuss the details helps Bret create the design.

Tattoo pricing is based on the time it takes to finish.

$125 Minimum

$125/Hour

$450 for 4 Hours

To book an appointment with Bret, a $50 Cash Deposit is due to secure your appointment. It will be deducted off your total. If for any reason you do get the tattoo, we retain the deposit.

The Deposit is Non-Refundable.

We accept cash and all major debit/credit cards for the remaining balance.

*DESIGN PROOF IS PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT*

Bret Jensen - Tattoo Artist/Owner

Lisa Jensen - Office Manager/Owner

Explosive Ink Tattoo BBB Business Review

NEXT OPENINGS:

SEPTEMBER:
THU 9/1: 3:30PM - 5:30PM

THU 9/8: 2:30PM - 6PM

WED 9/14: 12:30PM - 6PM
THU 9/15: 3:30PM - 6PM
FRI 9/16: 2:30PM - 6PM
SAT 9/17: 12PM - 4:30PM

WED 9/21: 10AM - 6PM
THU 9/22: 10 AM - 6PM
FRI 9/23: 10AM - 6PM

WED 9/28: 10AM - 11:30AM
THU 9/29: 3PM - 6PM
FRI 9/30: 10AM - 1:30PM

Next available appointments:

Our Team

Meet our wonderful artist that is ready to interpret your unique style. We look forward to working with you to create something that will last a lifetime.

About Bret & Lisa

Gallery

We are a custom tattoo shop that also does flash tattoos. We specialize in everything from large to small, cover-up to original. We have books of flash tattoos that you can view in our shop!

Gallery

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We prefer to meet you in person to start your process of getting a tattoo. Seeing someone in person and discussing the design, location, and style, are imperative in custom/cover-up tattoos.

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**18 AND OLDER TO GET TATTOOED
PER IL STATE LAW, NO EXCEPTIONS**