Second Anniversary Party!


We can’t believe it’s been two years since Vintage Karma came to Tuscola! You are invited to celebrate with us Saturday! 


AND! We are excited to welcome Dear Home and Pinky’s Piercings & Fine Body Jewelry to Vintage Karma.

Dear Home owner and curator Christina Wondra finds the best vintage goods that we’re sure you’ll love. She has been busy setting up shop in the back of Vintage Karma, where you’ll soon find Dear Home’s unique and stylish treasures.


A truck full of Dear Home goods on the way to VK!

During our party you can meet Christina, along with Karla “Pinky” Grimes, who will be piercing every Tuesday at Vintage Karma from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pinky has been piercing for 8 years in the Champaign-Urbana area and has a background in public health and disease prevention, with a B.S. in Public Health Education. Focusing on the safest piercing techniques, she uses ONLY implant-grade body jewelry.


Laura gets her ears repierced and stretched by Pinky.

You can R.S.V.P., find out more and get sneak peeks over here at our Facebook event page. Hope to see you!



Vintage Karma in 2014: Welcome Brian, extended hours and more!


Painting by Brian Lynch

Happy New Year from Vintage Karma! With the new year here, we are working to grow our business and streamline how things are done. We’ve made some changes we are excited to share with you. 


New artist!

Tattoo artist Brian Lynch has joined us! He has been tattooing for 10 years and hails from Clinton, Il. Check out some of his work below, and stop in to see more and meet him.



Extended evening hours

We’re now open an extra hour each day. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with evening tattooing by appointment.

Getting a tattoo

All appointments will now be set up by Laura. If you’d like to schedule something with Ainslie or Brian, please call 217-253-2553, e-mail or contact us through Facebook. Brian is also taking walk-ins as his schedule permits.

Depending on its size, many tattoos require a one-hour consultation for you to sit down with the artists and discuss your piece. At the time of your consultation, we require a $50 non-refundable deposit that will go toward the price of your tattoo. We accept all major credit cards and cash.

Deposits are non-refundable, however as long as you give 24 hours notice, they are transferable to a future appointment. If something comes up, call as soon as possible. Any cancellations with less notice than 24 hours will forfeit their deposit.

We will no longer be doing consultations via social media, unless special circumstances require them (for example, you live far away). In that case, we can take deposits via PayPal.

Following your consultation, we schedule your tattoo appointment.

Tattoo prices

Your tattoo’s price depends on size and detail. We charge $100 an hour for large-scale pieces that require multiple sessions. If you have a budget for your piece, talk to your artist; we are happy to work with you.

Happy New Year!

Thanks for your interest and your business! We look forward to working with you, and we’re excited to make 2014 a great year for Vintage Karma!

VK Holiday Hours



Happy Holidays!

If you are still scrambling for last-minute gifts, drop on by! We’ve even got a bunch of brand new lamps that just arrived yesterday. Or, go for a gift certificate for tattoos or the shop, whatever suits!

Here are our shop hours leading right on up to Christmas:

Friday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed Merry Christmas!
Thursday, Dec. 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 29 through Jan. 6: Closed for some R & R! Oh, and some scheming and dreaming for VK in the coming year!

We’ll reopen Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.

A big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks to all of our customers and clients for your support! Wishing you a great new year! :)

Getting Ready for Pride!

Applejack helps make pinback buttons!

Applejack the cat helps make pinback buttons!

We’ve been busy getting ready for our vendor booth for the Fourth Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival on Saturday. This means our shop is closed Saturday, Sept. 14, but come see us at the festival!  It begins at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Square Shopping Center.

Equality necklaces made by Susan Harbourt Designs especially for Saturday!

Equality necklaces made by Susan Harbourt Designs for Saturday!

For more information about the event, visit

Big Doings in August



We’re excited to have recently gotten our hands on a MUCH roomier vehicle for VK, which allows us to haul bigger treasures back and forth from the store. (Yes, we deliver now!)

So, we are going to be doing a bit of treasure hunting next month, along with some rearranging in the VK shop. Some art making will definitely be going on, too.

Please be patient while we get the goods ready for you. We’ll be closing the shop Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10.

Any questions? E-mail us at

Thank you!