Custom and Cosmetic Tattooing (Permanent Makeup) ~ Experience Perfection Dermagraphics: Safety, Honesty, and integrity in concert with the finest custom tattooing, permanent cosmetics and microblading, found anywhere. ~ Perfection Dermagraphics ~ 69 North Broadway ~ Des Plaines Illinois  60016 ~ 847-635-0335

The Studio

Click for a larger image of our studio. Click to see our tattoo licence. Perfection Dermagraphics is the first tattoo studio in the greater Chicagoland area to offer both cosmetic and custom art tattooing. Perfection Dermagraphics has been serving the northwest suburbs since 1991. We are the only legal and licensed shop in Des Plaines and the surrounding suburban area. We are also registered with the Department of Health.


Our Philosophy

We strive to provide the absolute best work possible. We also feel that all customers should feel comfortable and safe with their tattooing. Here are some of the key points that support our philosophy:

  • We have three separate tattoo rooms that may be closed for privacy.
  • Each room is thoroughly cleaned after each tattoo with individual containers for sharps disposal.
  • Every artist attends a bloodborne pathogens and infection control class annually.
  • We are also an entirely disposable and completely latex free studio:
    • No needles or tubes are ever reused. They are properly disposed after each procedure.
    • We use nitrile gloves exclusively to eliminate any potential allergic reaction.
What we won't do at Perfection Dermagraphics:
  1. Tattoo anyone under the age of 18, with or without parental consent. This is Illinois state law. A photo ID must be presented and we will photocopy it for our files.
  2. Allow studio entry by minors (under the age of 18) unless acompanied by their own parent. This does not allow the minor to be tattooed. Please do not bring your under 18 friends with you, they will be carded and not admitted.
  3. Quote a tattoo over the phone. As we specialize in custom tattooing, it is important to have face-to-face discussion with the tattoo artist to determine the price of a tattoo. Our work is moderately priced and the studio minimum is $100 for body art.
  4. Tattoo anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing. Come back when you're not.
  5. Tattoo out of your home for a "tattoo party." This is wrong on many levels including the inability to maintain a clean and safe environment and in Illnois it is illegal. Our professional artists only tattoo in a studio environment or tattoo shows specifically designed and prepared for this level of safety.
  6. Discriminate. That being said, we reserve the right to refuse to create or tattoo any design at the discretion of the artist.
  7. Provide tattoo artwork before the completion of the tattoo. Our artists are highly gifted and only take a nominal art fee (applied to the tattoo price) for the creation of custom designs. It is the policy of all our artists that no artwork will leave the studio until the tattoo is completed.
  8. Drugs and Alcohol. Perfection Dermagraphics maintains a drug and alcohol free environment. No artist or patron is to enter the facility under the influence and cannot bring drugs or alcohol onto the premises.

Meet the Artists

Kate (Cosmetic Tattoo Artist & Studio Owner)

Kate is the owner and lead permanent cosmetic tattoo artist. She has been with the studio since its inception and has been tattooing since 1991. Her client base is expansive including many high profile/celebrity clients as well as clients from Canada, Puerto Rico, and many European countries. Kate conducts advanced workshops for those already in the industry and is a mentor to many. She has taught internationally and is recognized as "the" expert on lip tattooing.

She is also the Executive Director of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), the largest and leading organization for the cosmetic tattooing industry. She is a highly regarded speaker and industry representative, having served on the SPCP Board of Directors as Past President, Secretary, and Trainer Advisor. Kate also served on the Board of the National Coalition of Esthetic and Related Associations (NCEA) and has represented the SPCP at events sponsored by the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, and American Public Health Association. Kate serves on a working task group of the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH). With a background as a Registered Nurse, Kate is an advocate for work safety and cleanliness, sponsoring annual classes in bloodborne pathogens education.

Kate is no longer accepting new clients at this time.

Kurt Jacobsen (Senior Tattoo Artist)

Kurt has been in love with art since he was old enough to hold a pencil, and has never stopped trying to improve his art skills. Many years were spent exploring different mediums and formats, but the love of drawing designs on himself and others during childhood made the step into tattooing a logical progression. He started a solo career on his own, and later apprenticed under Steven Knight. Kurt has developed his own unique approach to his artwork and tattooing skills. Now well established in his tattooing career, his client base extends across the country.

Kurt's distinct sense of humor and style is reflected in his artwork which makes it stand out as purely unique. He continues to introduce more creativity to his fine art and tattooing projects, as well as fine tuning his technical proficiencies.

Kurt's gallery can be found here. His Instagram page here.

Jodi Kell (Cosmetic Tattoo Artist)

Jodi Kell, CPCP has been in the Cosmetic Tattoo industry since 2014, specializing in eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color. She is skilled in several methods such as Microblading, SofTap, and rotary machine work, so she can accommodate each individual client personally. As a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), Jodi is addicted to learning new trends, growing in the permanent makeup industry through continuing education classes and conventions. Through the SPCP, she has earned the Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) credential by examination. Jodi is also a professional makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics. Her passion for cosmetics, both permanent and traditional, is driven by her love for restoring beauty and confidence to her clients. She believes that being beautiful is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.

Penny Rudy, CPCP of the Chrysalis Clinic of Permanent Cosmetics stated:

"Jodi Kell impressed me with her precision of design and balance and her sharp eye for color. She is a true artist and will definitely be a top pick for permanent cosmetic procedures! I highly recommend Jodi because she has a natural skill that soars above the rest!"

Jodi's gallery can be found here. Her Instagram page here.

Jack Mitchell (Tattoo Artist)

Jack's apprenticed under Kurt Jacobsen and has started taking cleints.





Jack can be found on Facebook @jacko2coldtattoo.

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Perfection Dermagraphics is the oldest tattoo studio in the Chicago area to provide both custom tattooing permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup and microblading. Located in Des Plaines Illinois, Perfection Dermagraphis has provided tattooing services in the greater Chicagoland area, and the surrounding northwest Chicago suburbs since 1991.