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5 Local Tattoo Shops That Are Anything But Scary

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    With celebs like Rihanna and Kelly Osbourne leading the charge, tattoos are becoming increasingly popular in the world of high fashion. But, the prospect of getting inked can be downright daunting (hello, permanence!), so we've got the scoop on the best talent the Windy City has to offer — straight from local gals who went under the needle themselves. Ready to commit?

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