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Amy Porter

Tattoos + Fine Art

Photo by Marlo Louden Photography

Hi All! I'm Amy Porter and I've been tattooing since 2015! I love anime, kawaii, botanical, and cat portrait tattoos! 

I'm the founder of Alchemy Tattoo & Gallery located in Elgin, IL

Our mission at Alchemy:

"Our goal is to provide a safe, beautiful, and professional environment for our art collectors. All bodies are welcome in this judgement free, LGBTQ, and body positive tattoo studio near Chicago. Whether patrons are collecting body art or fine art, we seek to provide a unique, inclusive experience. Alchemy blends the curation of body art with modern safety standards, always striving to exceed expectations. We aim to bring vision to reality for our patrons through communication and understanding."

It's always been my goal to find a space where my clients could comfortably collect tattoos. The space I envisioned didn't exist so I created it.


I opened a private studio in 2020 called Alchemy Tattoo & Gallery. Through lots of hard work I expanded Alchemy in 2022 to house 4 artists and welcomes traveling guest artists from across the nation. 

I'm lucky to work alongside talented artists that continuously inspire me. 


Private Studio

Tattoo appointment take place in a licensed privately owned tattoo studio. No open floor plans provide a comfortable experience.

Custom Tattoos

Each tattoo is uniquely designed to suit a client's needs. With a focus on large body work, Amy seeks to create unity amongst her clients art collection.



Alchemy Tattoo & Gallery

107 E Highland Ave

Elgin, IL 60120


Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
​​Saturday: 12pm - 8pm

No walk-in availability by appointment only!


Amy specializes in large scale tattoos. Her preferred art style includes cat portraits, anime/ kawaii tattoos, and florals. Amy also enjoys reworking older tattoos and giving them a second chance. 

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