I love proton!
While I haven't had any ink done at Proton, my fiancee got a great chest tattoo there a few years ago. All the folks at the shop are super nice, professional, and talented. There's no generic flash on the walls. Everything they do is custom. If I hadn't moved out of the area, I'd go with Proton for all my tattoos. It's hard to find good artists out in that part of Illinois, so if you're in the DeKalb area, or Rockford, or the west suburbs, take a trip to Cortland and check 'em out. You'll be happy to find that their quality is better than most shops in the whole Chicago area and their prices are very reasonable.
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