Best of CU: Best tattoo shop

By Nora Duffy, Contributing Writer

One of the staples of the college experience is gaining independence and being able to make life-changing decisions that your parents might judge when you come home for breaks, like getting a tattoo, for example. Luckily, C-U has many places to get a tattoo, and the community has decided that No Regrets is the best spot.

No Regrets Tattoos and Body Piercing opened in downtown Champaign in 2006 and has been beloved by the Champaign-Urbana community ever since. The store’s mission to create quality art for affordable prices has carried it to success despite the struggles of running a business. Dedication to these goals has boosted No Regrets’ popularity, which is why it has been named the best tattoo shop in C-U.

Champaign fostered No Regrets’ growth during a time when small businesses were frequently going under.  The shop’s owner, Matt Stines, is appreciative of this support, and he strives to offer accessible and quality services for the community.

“It’s something we strive for as a business, taking care of our customers,” Stines said.

No Regrets has dedicated artists working seven days a week, offering top-quality tattoos and piercings.  Keeping its doors open makes the parlor’s services accessible and inspires new customers to come in any day, which sets the shop apart from other tattoo shops in the area.  

For Stines, winning the best tattoo shop in C-U is “an honor and a privilege,” and the shop, “(loves) to hear that kind of feedback from customers.”

The supportive community that allowed No Regrets to flourish is now showing its appreciation for their piercings and tattoos through their supporting votes.

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