Pain Favorite: Aztek Ink

Aztek Ink is a hidden gem in the tattoo community located on Historic Olde Western Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago, IL.

Aztek Ink opened its doors in 2009,but it has been around much longer than that. Jose “Ranger” began tattooing in 1996 when he was only 13 years old. After years of working from home and in some local tattoo studios, he opened up a few blocks away from home in blue island. We have since been producing quality tattoos for clients coming near and far. We have four spectacular artists who specialize in black & grey and color realism.

The artists on our staff include the owner Carlos Ortiz(@embededink), Boots Botello(@bootstattoos), Ian Johnson(@victorytat2), and Brittany Banahan (@brittanybanahan). We love what we do and the joy it gives our clients. Our studio is always improving so whether it is your first tattoo or hundredth, you will always have a wonderful experience. For more information or any inquiries visit our website at


Cody Gower

Name? Cody Gower Shop? Against the grain tattoo Location? Smyrna TN Age? 30 You’re only 30 years, old, yet you’ve already been tattooing for 11



Name? — Aarika, AKA “Beetlejuice,” AKA “Beju” Shop name? — Tattoo Obscura/Traveler Location?– Anywhere, but mostly Janesville, Wisconsin. Years tattooing? — 11 – – –


Jason Radcliff

Jason Radcliff: Trash Polka and Heartless Bastards Name? Jason Radcliff Shop? Black List Tattoo Parlour Location? Albuquerque, New Mexico Years tattooing? Just over 17 years.