Piercing >Billy Joe's Tattoo & Piercing
301 Broadway, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720136.161370 -86.776025
Dude this place ROCKS! – Billy Joe's is THE place to go. I've had tattoos done other places and just got my most recent one done at Billy Joe's. The tattoo looks amazing. The place was super clean (b/c going to a dirty looking tattoo shop is SO not cool) and there was this really nice vibe going on at the place. I mean, everyone was friendly and cuttin up with one another and laughing and that made the experience that much more enjoyable for me.
I would give them a 10 star rating if I could (but 5 is as high as the rating will let me go!).
I sooooooo recommend Billy Joe's Tattoo & Piercing. Get your butt over there and see what I'm talkin about!
Great time, Great Work!! – I have three tattoos from Billy Joes, and all three turned out great!! The employees were always friendly and they listened to what i wanted. Even after the artist drew what i wanted, he brought it to me and asked if there was anything i wanted to change. All three tattoos turned out exactly how i wanted them and i will definately be visiting them again in a few months when i get home from Afghanistan!!
do. not. go. here.! – I went to Billy Joe's to get a simple peace sign tattooed on my arm. The entire time I was there employee's were talking to my artist, asking him all kinds of questions, pulling him away from tattooing me. Honestly it was really awkward. I got my tattoo a little late, and though they did keep the tattoo shop open an extra 15 minutes to finish it, they didn't let me forget the "favor" they were doing it by staying. Other employee's were complaining to my artist (I'm guess he was some sort of manager or something, I'm not sure). Anyways.. needles to say.. my tattoo came out horrible.. the lines aren't even straight (and i'm not just being a perfectionist.. it's really bad) and it's faded in some and really dark in others.. just don't go there.. go down the street to lone wolf, icon, or black 13 but KEEP AWAY from this place.
I went with 3 other women for our first tattoo and we all had a great experience. Everyone was friendly and when I went back for my second one they remembered who I was which was impressive. I will go back very soon to use my birthday discount.
Billy Joe's... I loved it! – Great service, friendly artsist!!
I did have to wait a while but I think it's just because they're busy people! there's always tons of people in there! my tattoo is awesome and they listened to exactly what i wanted! I've have 4 friends to get tattoos here and they all love theres!
I would definitely go back!
They completely ignored us. – A friend and I (both from SC) were in Nashville for a concert, and decided to get a tattoo while we were there. Billy Joe's was the closest to our hotel so we headed there first. We stood around for 20 minutes, looking at their stencils (b/c that seemed to be the majority of what they had... 1 or 2 binders of custom work, but that was it), and they never acknowledged our presence. I will say that of the small selection of custom tattoo pictures they had available, they all looked pretty awesome. However, only 2 of the 5 or 6 people working there were doing tattoos at the time, and they never glanced our way, even when one of them was standing behind the counter right in front of us! Two of the workers who were just sitting around walked by us and didn't look at us or say anything. To an experienced tattoo artist, it should've been obvious that we actually wanted a tattoo and weren't just browsing, but they didn't even give us a "We'll be with you in 15 minutes" or anything. So we gave up and walked 7 more blocks to get to Black 13, and had an amazing experience and got amazing tattoos. The people at Billy Joe's lost good money and good reviews thanks to their ridiculously poor customer service.
this is in response to "nice tattoo if you're blind" – wow
For those who are interested, this is a link to a photo of mr. Lett here, getting a sweet tat in a living room by a jank prison dude, surely much more sanitary!!
-Having tattoos doesn't mean you're a better tattoo artist.
-They do nautical stars and Japanese symbols. you don't listen very well
-At least they HAVE apprenticeships... they could just be tattooing out of the living room
-For ANYONE reading, in all tattoo shops (anything the health depo actually inspects... not living rooms) they have a health score rating clear, in open view to the public. I guess Billy joes really is filthy with that 100 on the wall
Thanks for your input Lett Garnette :) Very informative.
Not so good for piercings – I went there to get my rook pierced. I appreciate that they knew I was in a hurry and worked me in between people getting tattoos, because I mean really...how long does it take to jam a needle in your ear? I got back there and the girl was teaching someone else how to do it and was not paying any attention to me whats so ever. After it was done and I looked they gave me the wrong type of jewelry (a ring when i asked for a bar). I asked if there was any special thing I needed to do to it because I figured I needed the H2ocean stuff, she told me a little warm soap and water was all i needed. Two weeks later when my piercing started to act up and I started to have pain not only in my ear but moving up into my head (and I have a very high tolerance for pain and I'm a clean freak) I googled it and found out that you were suppost to soak it in sea salt twice a day and that you were not suppost to touch it at all, all information that would have been VERY helpful when I asked. Now that I'm trying to find the bar for it that I asked for I find out that its an 18 gauge and that is very hard to find in what I need. I am not happy with the experiance, however I love love love my piercing. Go somewhere else.
Awesome place for my 2nd tattoo! – I am from Texas and had to be in Nashville for work. I went there with the intention of coming back with one thing - a tattoo from TN. I was not disappointed! Gage was my artist and knew just what I wanted! All I did was tell him what idea I had and he just ran with it. I love my tattoo and would recommend to everyone - just ask for Gage. He talked to me the whole time and made the time fly by. Great place to get a tattoo!
Nice tattoo if you're blind – The running policy in the tattoo world is you never want to get a piece done on your body by someone who lacks signifigant body art. The case I found when I walked in to check out billy joe's is the "artists" (if you can call tracing art) are almost all apprentice level at best and the four working when I went in lacked enough cumulative body art to comprise a sleeve. they refuse to do tattoo's that are hallmarks of the medium (nautical stars, japanese Oni's) on the grounds of religious belief. They offer apprenticeships to anyone who hits the door and if you ask Billy Joe about his tattooing background he gives you his Christian testimony instead. The times I've been in the shop the floors are dirty, the artists stations look filthy and they try to force clients into designs they don't want. Be smart, save your money and check out Black 13 or Music City tattoo and get the work you want done in a sanitary shop!
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