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Address:.16122 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL 60544
Owner’s name: Kyle Berg
Phone number: 815-254-6601
Web site: www.constabletattoo.com
Opening date: March 1, 2011
Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Type of business: Tattoos and piercing
What sets this business apart from others of its kind? Owner/artist Kyle Berg named his shop as an homage to his grandfather, Gerald G. Berg, whose shop, The Constable, sold supplies to police stations in the Chicagoland area until 1990. According to Kyle’s Web site, Grandpa Berg’s work ethic as a police-supply salesman and talent as an artist served as an inspiration for the shop name, logo and reputation as a wholesome, drug-free, family-owned shop.
Who are the artists at the shop? In addition to Berg, the shop features tattoo artists Brendan Heneghan, Lori Pecchia and Joe Chase, as well as body-piercer Jeff Clark. Although family members and friends are welcome to watch the shop’s talented artists at work, Heneghan said The Constable strictly adheres to state law, which specifies that anyone getting a tattoo must be 18 years of age or older. He recommends booking an appointment to allow sufficient time to choose the perfect tattoo – whether from a photo, by looking through artists’ portfolios or working with one of The Constable’s artists to create a one-of-a-kind design.
What’s new at The Constable? The Constable plans to open an art gallery in an empty storefront next door to the shop, where tattoo artists can display and sell their creations to enjoy or take home and frame. According to Heneghan, other artists will also be invited to display their artwork in the space.