Meet Reilly

Reilly (she/they) 26 

I am a queer country mouse with a Printmaking/Fibers BFA from Indiana University. I started documenting all types of things as a kid with drawing/painting, then moving into sculpture, print and textiles later in my career. As the practice grew I found myself enjoying the process of curating spaces for art experiences  and I find tattooing to be an extension of that. Private studios and DIY spaces allow for these immersive experiences to take shape.

My flash consists of themes that encourage the wearer to emotionally engage with the imagery rather than wear the image for purely aesthetic reasons. I enjoy textile motifs, knitting, esoteric imagery, antiques, filigree, quilting patterning and cross stitch. Some of the flash is sketchy journal entries, renditions of artwork by prominent artists (Aubrey Beardsley, Henri Matisse, Kiki Smith), and images found in older books.

The subjects I chose highlight the mundane aspects of midwestern living. Through body modification, I feel as though I am able to take possession of these themes I am sentimentally attached to that might otherwise feel distant and divorced from queer identity. 

 

FAQ

How Do I Book An Appointment?

You can book with our artists for custom tattoos under the Open Books page. And book predrawn designs under each artist's available tattoo pages, which will link to their flash books. Reach us in the Chat or email info@newnighttattoo.com if you have any other questions.

Where Are You Located?

In Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. In the Degan Building in suite 504A.

Where Do You Update Your Flash?

We update via instagram (@newnighttattoo) and the website weekly. Sign up for our email newsletter to get exclusive updates on our flash books !

How Do I Get A Custom Tattoo?

Book with one of our artists under the Open Books page and put down a deposit nd select a date to reserve an appointment spot. Whichever artist you book with will follow up and contact you about the details of your appointment.

How Can I Pay?

Our artists prefered payment methods are Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, and Card (by tap or swipe). If you would like to use another payment method, feel free to ask your artist!

What’s Your Shop Minimum?

Currently $100 is the shop minimum, the exceptions are any current special deals.