Tattoos >Black 13 Tattoo
209 10th Ave S Suite 208, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.154730 -86.782348
Black 13 Tattoo, conceived by Nashville musician Doy Gardner and tattoo artist Josh Woods, is working to break public preconceptions about tattooing and bring a local, home-town atmosphere to this ancient art. For over 6 years, Woods and fellow tattoo artists have honed their skills and bring vivid, lifelike colors, unique designs and custom tattooing and craftsmanship to the forefront.
Black 13 Tattoo merges great location, vision and talent to draw in local tattoo-lovers as well as national and global enthusiasts as well. An outstanding supply of guest artists will grace this tattoo parlor's doors and work to make Black 13 Tattoo an integral component in Nashville's expanding artistic and cultural scene. For custom tattoos and professional artists, check out the hip and inviting Black 13 Tattoo to acquire your next piece of art.
Another great experience – I emailed Doy to set my appointment and give some ideas about what I wanted and he got back to me quickly and I was set to go.
When I got there, I was in the capable hands of Marty McEwen once again. We discussed the design, I wanted a few changes and he suggested some more. He went back, drew it out and I was very pleased with the final result of our collaboration. The tattoo is exactly what I wanted.
It was a pleasant experience from beginning to end. Love the location, the "feel" of the parlor, and the people (Doy, Fred, and Marty) are great! This is the place to go if you are looking to Get want you Want done.
Hey Leslie, thanks so much for coming in and thanks for the review. I'm glad we were able to help you get exactly what you wanted.
Excellent Parlor – My friend and i have been researching tattoos in the area and were amazed at all the positive reviews we found while searching though this site. I've had a design that I've wanted for about a year now and once i found these guys i knew they were perfect. These guys were great right from the start. I stay busy due to my job and it was a huge help that i was able to email them what i wanted and discuss things. They were very informative and suggested Ian for my ideas. They took the time to explain details about tattooing and why they were making certain suggestions. I never knew a lot about tattooing and now I feel like i got a little knowledge under my belt. The parlor itself looks phenomenal and service once i was there, great great great!! I'm so excited to get back. Thanks so much to Ian and the guys at Black 13!
Hey Devon, it was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for working with us and thanks for the review. We greatly appreciate it!
A Tattoo Parlour unlike any other.. – First off, I have one or two tattoos and have experienced the process with many different artists - I have been tattooed by everyone of the guys at B13 and each time it was unique, comfortable and in the end resulted in a great piece of art. The shop is decorated in a cool modern decor but you still know your in a tattoo shop. The guys up front are always exceptional at guiding you through the set up and all the artists will give you time to walk through the design process. This is going to be on you for life and you get the feeling from everyone working there that they really care about that.
The shop offers an artist for everyone, they have four or five artists working at any given time and each one brings something unique to the table. So whatever you are looking for B13 will have someone to suit you. People always compliment my work and always ask where i got them or where i would suggest. These days it is hard to recommend anything to people especially something like a tattoo shop but i know when i tell people the only place in Nashville to go is B13 i can say that with total confidence..
Thanks Mark. I know we will be seeing you again soon. Can't wait to get started on the rest of your work for you. Thanks for the kind words!
Worth traveling to... – My wife and I traveled from Seattle, WA to Nashville based entirely on the strength of Josh Woods' portfolio. We had been following Josh's work in any number of tattoo magazines over the last several months, and decided to see if he had any openings for a new client. The shop was extremely flexible with our scheduling, very friendly, and the process could not have been simpler -- let them know when we wanted what type / size of tattoo, put down a modest deposit, and away we go. Being so far away, Doy did a great job keeping up with my wife's thoughts for her upcoming tattoo, and was the epitome of courtesy and professionalism in the face of my wife's dozen e-mails or so.
Upon finally arriving at Black 13, we found the shop to be very warm and much more contemporary than any other tattoo shops we had been in (from the Seattle area, anyway). There was absolutely no "members only" vibe in the place, and in fact, we overheard three other customer counseling sessions while we were waiting for the final artist proof and each time the office staff (Fred) was exceptionally patient and understanding, even helping one prospective client adjust her expectations associated with a particularly large piece that would have taken much longer than she was anticipating.
The work itself was first-rate. My wife even wanted a change made on the fly, and Josh smoothly made the updates right on her arm without a hitch. Artistically, Josh does color work in a fun, playful style that we have not often seen. So colorful and playful in fact, that I don't think people really believe it's a tattoo -- you know, the kind that involves needles and a good amount o' pain. That was exactly what we were looking for. My wife's tattoo took several hours, and came out beautifully, healing in no time. It may be stating the obvious, but listen carefully to the aftercare instructions and actually *do* it.
I was impressed enough with Josh's work and the entire Black 13 experience that we're planning to make another trip from Seattle to Nashville in November (assuming Josh is still tattooing us regular folk at that time!).
Oh, and make sure to pick up a t-shirt or two on your way out -- they're awesome!
Thanks again for making the trip! We would love to have you guys back whenever you wanna head down south. Tell Roxanne thanks again for sending us a few photos of the tattoo. Hope to see you guys soon!
A GREAT place to express yourself! – All the reviews I read before coming to Black 13 Tattoo were right! This is an awesome place to get your tatttoo.
The people are very friendly, professional and very talented. They'll work with you to turn your idea into reality and to express yourself through body art.
There's really good energy here. Laid back, and willing to help. Some tattoo parlors make you feel "out of place" because you don't fit the mold of someone who usually gets a tattoo. Not Black 13. They welcome you in.
If you've been afraid to get a tatttoo, then fear no more. They'll make you feel comfortable. As the description says, it's clean, professional and they make sure they do things right.
Prior to coming to Black 13, I always got my tattoos when I was out of town. Now I'm so glad I have found a place in my hometown!
What are you waiting for? Give them a call, or visit their shop!
Thanks for the kind words Gary. We are glad you came in! Just let us know when you want to get started on your other ideas...
professional & friendly! – i knew i wanted to get a tattoo for my 25th birthday, so i was planning to go to another tattoo shop that i had visited before off broadway.. i started researching them a little better and from their reviews found out about Black 13. i was in awe, basically, from reading the 50 something GREAT reviews and knew right away i had to visit them!
i went in with my sister-in-law yesterday on my birthday in hopes of being able to get something done.. i shouldve taken into consideration from all of the positive reviews that they might not be able to fit me in, but i was thinking "its a wednesday afternoon, im sure they could fit me in".....wrong lol. turns out they were totally booked for the rest of the week and next week.. Doy (i believe - i didnt catch his name but i think it was him from doing some research) greeted us and helped us out by booking something for me next wednesday. i was a little bummed that i couldnt get it on my birthday but was THRILLED that he found something for me and that it was just a week away! i havent even gotten the tattoo yet but i already know that Black 13 is the place to go.. just from reviews, hands down, its the only place. ;) im looking forward to getting my tattoo done and going back for future pieces!
thanks to Doy for being so friendly and professional.. cant wait to get back there! :)
Thanks for the kind words and thanks for coming in! Happy late birthday!
Just let us know if we can do anything else for you prior to the appointment!
Black 13 is a very classy parlor – Located in downtown Nashville in Cummins Station, Black 13 has it all. A very professional and classy tattoo parlor and some of the best artists ever.
My husband, two friends and I were in Nashville on vacation and we all wanted tattoos. Doy was able to work us in with Marty and all four of us left very happy!
If, after reading all the positive reviews, you still are not sure then just stop in and take a look for yourself! You will be impressed!
Black 13 also has t-shirts for sale and some awesome art work by Marty.
Definitely check them out! My husband has already scheduled his next appointment!
Thanks for the kind words - we were happy we could get you guys in! Looking forward to seeing you guys in May. Thanks!!
Looking To Get A Tattoo In The Nashville Area !!! – Trust Me !! Black 13 is the place to go if u are looking to get a awesome tattoo !! My family and i decided to make a trip from Canada to Nashville on the Easter long weekend, while looking for things to do while we were in Nashville i decided to look up Tattoo parlors on the internet, nothing really caught my eye until i came across the site of Black13, as soon as i seen the work that these artists have done !!! i knew right away that Black 13 was the place for me !! So i called and talked to Doy one of the owners of the shop and he had me booked for the Friday that i was to be there , The tattoo that i choose to have done was a portrait of my late Father, up to this point !! i had been looking for many years for a artist that i could trust to do a good job !! The artist that did my portrait is a artist by the name of Ian White, Ian brought this portrait to life and did a amazing job !!! People talk about it every where i go !!! i finally have the tattoo that i have always wanted of my Father. Without notice these guys even made time to fit 3 of my sisters in so they could get a small tattoo each !! I just wanna say thanks to the guys at Black 13 for what they did for me and my family and for making my trip to Nashville one that i will never forget !!! And a special thanks to Ian for the awesome portrait of my Dad !! i will be back for sure !!! soon i hope !! Thanks Joe
Hey Joe, we can't say thank you enough for making such a trip! I'm glad we were able to get all the family in and would love to see you guys again down the road. Just let us know if you ever want to head back this way. Thanks again, and thanks for the kind words!!!
Best place in Nashville to get a Tattoo – First tattoo 100th tattoo...doesn"t matter. The atmosphere is great. Clean, professional, relaxing, and hip. Ian is great. Very nice and cooperative and talented as well. He does incredible black and grey work. There is a reason this place has the best reviews. It is the best in town. Everyone in the shop was awesome right from my first phone call. Stop looking for the right place...you found it.... make your appointment.
Sweet! Thanks so much! Thanks for coming in...
Hands-down the ONLY place in Nashville to get tattooed! – I've gotten tattooed here many many times and every time is an amazing experience. The artists are super-talented, and really their artistry is unmatched in Nashville. The shop is so beautiful and classy that you find yourself forgetting you're in a tattoo shop. From the moment you book your appointment until you walk out the door, you're treated with respect and kindness, which I personally find rare these days. The pricing is definitely fair, especially when you consider the quality and uniqueness of the tattoo. If you're getting tattooed in Nashville, go to Black 13 Tattoo first and always.
Thanks so much for coming in and thanks for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again...
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