Hello and welcome, my name is Benjamin DeWitt and I am a Tattooer. In 2019, I established Good Heart Tattoo in Springfield, IL. .

I am known for making bold emblematic work in the american traditional style, along with anything illustrated. I tattoo in many other styles and if there is something I can’t do, I know who can.

I’ve been tattooing in central IL and around the Continental US since 2011. I am a second generation tattooer. My mother, Janice Puckett, was a professional sign painter and tattooer in 90s and 00s. Working around her inspired the idea that tattooing didn’t have to be a boy’s club and could be a safe space to make nice tattoos for a wider range of people.

After her death, I spent some time traveling and then eventually settled into an apprenticeship in 2011. I learned how to tattoo under Jason Lee at Newage Tattoos and began branching out and traveling again with my craft in 2014.

After an extensive period of travel, I decided to bring what I learned back to town and open Good Heart.

My goal is to bring a unique, safe, and personal experience to tattooing. Not only have I spent time in some of the best tattoo shops across the country, but I also understand a level of personal nuance and trust that goes into making tattoos. I strive to maintain a level of professionalism honesty and inclusive environment that is welcome and safe.

To book an appointment or consultation please contact me at Goodhearttattoos@gmail.com or you can contact the shop at 217-572-1661

Thank you!

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