Call today! Hammond: (219) 844-4343 or Merrillville/Hobart: (219) 940-9128


Artist Bio


Kate - Tattoo Artist

Hey my name is Kate Carrillo and I have been working here at Bugaboo Tattoo for about 10 years. I started off as a body piercer and moved on into tattooing in 2007. My philosophy about tattooing is pretty simple. I feel that everyone deserves to have a nice tattoo, so no matter what my client requests from big to small tattoos I give every piece I do the same care and attention. I enjoy doing bright and bold color work, old school traditional, and color bomb.

A little background and history on me, Ive been into art since birth, and was always drawing and coloring as a kid. I grew up in Lansing Illinois, graduated from T.F. South in 2001, and went to SSC for fine art for about 3 years. Aside from tattooing I also paint and do some polymer clay work in my free time. Ive also been very involved in jewelry making and I have an online store called "Dayofthekate" on (check it out!) Thanks for visiting our site and my bio, stop in and say hi!

Bugaboo Tattoo Location

We now have 2 locations...

7014 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, IN 46323

4357 E. Lincoln Hwy. (Rt.30), Hobart, IN 46404

Bugaboo Defined

Bug • a • boo

An object that causes a false sense of fear.