We are a small group of great artists bringing custom tattoos and art to the downtown DeKalb area. 


Barbie duncan

Owner/Tattoo Artist

Barbie started her tattoo career with a formal apprenticeship at one of the premier tattoo shops in Kansas City, Missouri. After completing her apprenticeship and dedicating her life to the craft for just under the last two decades, Barbies has moved back to her hometown, DeKalb, IL., and brought all of the knowledge and skill set that she has learned along the way with her to open Mindful Tattoo Collective. Barbie has full intent to continue giving the best tattoo work possible while offering the client a hassle free and enjoyable experience.

Justin duncan

Tattoo Artist

Justin has been tattooing for over two decades while striving to be fluent in all styles. He puts his heart into each and every piece. He believes in working patiently with the client to find the perfect piece that they can enjoy for a lifetime.

wren madderom

Tattoo Artist

Personally apprenticed under the Duncan’s and an NIU graduate from the school of Art and Design, Wren began her tattooing career here in the heart of Dekalb IL. In her work, Wren pushes for bold, striking designs intended to last a lifetime. She believes in adaptability, patience and kindness when interacting with clients and works to ensure they not only receive a quality tattoo, but a pleasant experience.


Mindful Tattoo Collective
625 East Lincoln Highway,
DeKalb IL 60115
(815) 517-1371

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