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Black 13 Tattoo

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209 10th Ave S Suite 208
Nashville, TN 37203
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(615) 576-0835
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Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
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Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
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Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
Black 13 Tattoo - Nashville, TN
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I am not creative enough or ambitious enough to write two different reviews so im using the same terrible review i used on a different review website... sorry I recently plann...

Worst

They charge $100 to schedule an appointment and then refuse to refund your money even if you cancel way in advance. I've never been to a business that not only took your money fo...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/21/2015

Appeared to be a great place, really nice people, ended up with a blowout that I now have to get fixed. I won't be making another 11 hour drive for a tattoo, I'll get it from my local guy, even if he is a douche. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/18/2014

I had the best experience at Black 13!!\r I planned and researched getting a tattoo \r for three years, wanting to make sure my first\r tattoo was a good experience as I was really \r scared of the pain.\r The shop is awesome!!! Very clean, modern cool\r style and even smelled good!!!\r I would like to thank Marty as he is an awesome\r artist and did a GREAT job on my tattoo!!!\r He made me feel comfortable and made my\r first tattoo a great experience.\r I recommend this shop and deffinetly will\r return for more tattoos.\r Thank you Black 13, one awesome shop!! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/11/2013

a big thank you to Black 13...from the 1st time I stepped in and met Doy and Patrick,gave them my ideas and what I was wanting,they both agreed and said they would set me up with Jon... they know exactly each artists strong points in each discipline and will make sure you have the best tattoo possible...set up my appointment for 2 months later,which was pretty agonizing,but if you are the best studio around,everyone is going to want to have their work done by the best...the wait was well worth it... totally professional but fun atmosphere...Jon set me up with a 3d tattoo with my 3 kids name on it that was beyond belief... I now have some friends that after seeing mine wanted information on Black 13 to get their art work done... I couldn't have had a better experience... thank you Jon for the awesome piece and thank you Doy and Black 13 for setting me up with Jon... this is a permanent piece,and I couldn't be prouder to sport it for life... more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/1/2013

Worst experience I have EVER had period. The artist did the opposite of what I wanted and then when I went back into to POLITELY ask him to fix it he was an egotistical cad and his boss wasn't much better!\r Kustom Thrills ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the way!\r P.S. I now have a SCAR where he dug into me so hard trying to go over the color HE put in there I didn't want that it will most likely scar and have no color at all.\r Amazing experience, said this girl NEVER.\r BBB\r And however I can report a health issue to the board and state are definately in order. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/30/2012

TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! From the 1st call, Doy was very attentive & made sure he knew exactly what I wanted between calls & emails. I set up 2 appointments. When coming into B13 I was quickly met & greeted. Tye was ready as soon as Doy alerted him of my arrival. He has a very soft hand & his attention to detail is absolutely AMAZING! He is the best photo realism/black & grey artist I have ever seen. I am very happy with the tattoo on my foot & I highly recommend Tye Harris. more

Great Work, Bad Customer Service 4/2/2012

If you are looking for brilliant artwork on your skin, the guys at Black 13 are the people to see. If you would like to feel comfortable, welcomed, and not rushed, then please go somewhere else. The artwork Ian did on me gets compliments everywhere I go. He is a very nice man and very professional. Unfortunately, dealing with the different individuals that answer the phones is a different story. I am a student, so when my funds ran low I cancelled my appointments. I was able to secure one final appointment, however it was just a small piece.This appeared to give some of the guys license to talk down to me when we were conducting business over the phone and in person. That being said, would I recommend them on the basis of their work, heck yeah! Have I recommended them? Yes, but it has ended in disaster. Almost every friend and/or associate that I have recommended has left them to go to other artists around the area because they've felt uncomfortable and rudely handled. So, as stated before, phenomenal work but bad manners. more

Great tattoo experience 2/21/2012

I am not creative enough or ambitious enough to write two different reviews so im using the same terrible review i used on a different review website... sorry I recently planned a vacation around going to nashville to get tattooed by TimmyB(a birthday gift to myself)... I live in MA and TN isnt exactly a day trip. This shop is pretty different than some of the other tattoo shops i have been in previously. The firs thing i noticed was how it was tucked away on the interior of a building, totally confused me. The next thing was the smell when you walked in the door. No idea what plug in stuff the use but it smells amazing. Lastly(there was more but im already going to make this too long) was the Music... very... interesting mix, i say this as a good thing, the music was everything i think at one point it went from the jackson 5 to some death metal with heavy guitar and double bass and what have you...What does all this have to do with tattoos? nothing... nothing at all. But it was certainly a + to my experience When timmyb showed me what he had drawn up it was exactly what i had asked for. This dude does some quality work. After the 8 or 9 hours i was there for i had a really fantastic chunk or art on my arm. The only complain i have about my entire visit was how brutal the chair i was in was. Its not often you get tattood for a long period of time and find more pain in your tail bone than in the fresh raw tattoo. Was my trip to nashville worth it? YES! Would i do it again? Sadly i am not made of money and work is difficult to accommodate multiple days off in a row so i probably will not be able to but i certainly would have tim do his thing and claim another chunk of skin as his canvas. Would i force a friend to go here over anywhere else? your damn right i would... again the distance would probably prevent this. Oh one more thing... White hotel sheets and comforters and pillows dont look so nice when you wake up the day after the tattoo.... the plastic wrap did not make it through the night :/ more

The way all shops should be 1/16/2012

My reveiw of black 13 tattoo in nashvile tenn. is that there is nothing bad i can say about there establishment.From top to bottom they know how to get it done for you.Its the way all shops should be .My wife and i traveled there from N.Y after dicovering tattoo artist josh woods.what a great expierence we had being worked on by josh.His artwork is hands down some of the greatest i have seen.You give him an idea and he creates magic for u.Sitting in his chair for 6 hours watching ESPN,bulls@#$%ing, with each other was fantastic tattooing expierence. Dealing with one of the owners DOY was simply a pleasure .What a nice guy.Very attentive ,easy to talk to and he makes you feel at home.I can honestly say that you can not go wrong with black13 tattoo no matter what route u travel .all these guys are awesome and i highly reccommend you go visit these guys and if u dont you are defenitely missingout.from management doy and fred to the artist and owner josh or the other artists timmy,ian steve these guys want you leaving there the way i feel about them now-9WITH THE FEELING OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WAIT TILL YOU GET BACK) TRUST ME more

Great Experience 10/3/2011

Last night I came in to do the second session on my half sleeve and I could not be more thrilled. Timmy B is an amazing artist (as are all of the artists there more

Simply Amazing! 10/2/2011

From the time I got here to the time I left they were nothing but amazing. They worked with my design and turned it not only into something better, but something that I seriously enjoyed having done. more

The best tattoo parlor out there 4/26/2011

Black 13 is beyond any tattoo parlor I have entered, the atmosphere was so upscale and had such creative style. I was greeted by everyone in the shop and it made me feel like I had been there before even though it was my first time. Josh Woods was the artist for my tattoo and I must say I LOVE it!!! He was such an awesome person to have met, he has style and a great sense of humor. I would recommend this shop to anyone that I encounter, I believe that each artist there has a style of thier own and whatever you are wanting in a design in a tattoo you will find a great tattoo artist here. The best there is........hands down... more

I guess they don't want repeat business. 1/30/2011

They charge $100 to schedule an appointment and then refuse to refund your money even if you cancel way in advance. I've never been to a business that not only took your money for an appointment, but then refused to give it back. more

This place should be a model for all Tattoo shops 1/17/2011

Just a great frickin experience. Doy is about the most approachable person you'll meet; and the artists are second to none! I provided an idea and Josh ran with it. more

The ONLY place to get a Tattoo! 1/14/2011

Black 13 is THE place to get all your tattoo work done! I started over 2 years ago researching on where to get a memorial tattoo of my dad who passed in 2007. Every tattoo shop in the Nashville area except Black 13 had some kind of horror stories in the reviews I read. All my research kept sending me to Black 13. They have award winning artist that can do anything you can dream up. The atmosphere is so relaxing and friendly. And the professionalism is over the top. Steve Martin was the artist that did my tattoo. He did an EXCELLENT job on the portrait of my dad. It's AMAZING. I'm going back for another session to add a second part to it and I can't wait. If you want a piece of art on your body, this is the place. They have true ARTIST at Black 13. Every tattoo is customized just for you. Nashville is lucky to have a group of such talented artist in one shop. Thanks guys for a great experience. I look forward to many more!!!!! more

worth driving from ohio for 11/1/2010

black 13 is an awesome shop. this is coming from someone who is around alot of tattoo shops and frequently hangs out in them. i would have to say black 13 is by far my favorite. its a great mix of amazing artists very clean and comfortable atmosphere. in my opinion being comfortable is the one of the most important factors when deciding on an establishment to get work done. obviously second to the work of the artists, which at this shop is nothing to worry about. I drove from cleveland ohio to nashville to get tattooed by ryan thomas which is black 13's newest addition. he has done the majority of my work all of which is amazing. if you are close to nashville or even as far as me its worth the drive to get tattooed by ryan or any of the other artists at black 13 more

6 Stars! 10/30/2010

Black 13 is an amazing shop with an amazing group of people. From my research on their website (which is awesome also), to my initial visit to check things out all the way through my scheduled appointment, everyone in the shop was easy to deal with. Professional, friendly, genuine, knowledgeable - I can't say enough great things about them. The shop is awesome, CLEAN, and overall inviting. more

Great Experience 10/26/2010

From start to finish the entire process at Black 13 couldn't have been better. Doy was very courteous and quick with responses to my questions. The shop is great in the layout and vibe. It's very laid back and welcoming. I knew I made the right choice as soon as I walked in. My appointment was with Ian White, and he is an amazing artist. He was very attentive in listening to my ideas and making sure we got it perfect before we started. It was great to not feel rushed through the process. He was friendly and laid back throughout my session, and he made sure to explain everything I needed to do for aftercare. I walked out with a tattoo that is better than I could have imagined. When I am ready for my next tattoo, I will definitely be going back to Ian and Black 13. Thanks guys for making my first tattoo a great time. I'll be spreading the good word. more

You will not find a better tattoo shop anywhere! 10/6/2010

The website, shop, artists, and management are all simply amazing. Doy was quick to answer any and all questions I had either via email or phone. The shop is immaculate and classic in it's design and decoration. The staff is extremely professional and the artists are unbelievably talented. Marty was able to take a vision I had in my head for my first tattoo and turn it into something beyond my wildest expectations. I walked in bound and determined to get ONE tattoo and left thinking about ideas for my next one. Thanks gentlemen for a job well done. I'll be seeing you again in the near future. more

THE place to get tattooed in Nashville! 9/17/2010

Everything about Black 13 is top notch! I read all the great reviews before I went (which is why I decided on getting my work done there), and they lived up to every expectation. 1) The Parlor - Amazing space. You know you're in a professional area as soon as you walk in the door. This is evident simply in their logo (clean, professional, understated, and classic). You can tell a lot of thought went into the space. Nice high ceilings (the exposed pipes/lighting give some great focal points to stare at while getting work done :) ). Tons of artwork line the walls (REAL artwork, not Flash), including some incredible (and incredibly large) spray-paint-on-canvas work from Marty. This place feels like an art gallery. 2) The Talent - You can tell from the website that all the guys there are amazingly talented. Ian White did my tattoo, and I am absolutely THRILLED with the result. I had some ideas about what I wanted and some reference material, and Ian knocked the final design out of the park. I couldn't have asked for a better representation of what I was looking for. The session itself was great - good music playing (didn't even have to break out my iPod), good conversation (Ian was very laid back and does not act like he is better than you - and I got that vibe from everyone there), and again, an AMAZING finished product. These guys are not ""tracers"", they are true artists. I feel like I should charge people just to look at my tattoo! Ryan and Steve were also working on pieces while i was there and the results of those were sick! And yes, there is a wait to get work done. I had to wait a few weeks for my appointment. But it was worth the wait and then some. There's a reason these guys are booked solid. They're the best in Nashville by far, and I'd venture to say the best in TN, possibly the best in the south, and maybe even the US. It's simply amazing that we have a shop of this caliber in Nashville. 3) The Business/Marketing/Ownership - You can tell that this place cares about their relationship with their customers and growing their business to be the best it can be. The website is first rate. They have a great presence on social networking sites (primarily Facebook and Twitter), showing they have an idea of how businesses need to operate in this current age. And their communication blew me away. Anytime I called, the person on the phone was really helpful and didn't sound like they were just trying to get me off the phone. I exchanged emails with Doy Gardner (one of the owners), trying to get my ideas across and schedule the appointment. Doy was incredibly responsive (to the point I was actually surprised at how prompt the responses were) and extremely helpful. Stop looking around for a place to get your work done, and schedule an appointment now! I've had some work done at other places in Nashville, but any future work will be done at Black 13! more

Black 13 - best place to get a tattoo!!! 9/6/2010

Where to begin..... I started this trek around 2 years ago.... I knew i wanted a half sleeve, and I knew i didnt want just anyone to do it. I wanted the best. I stumbled across the Black 13 website a while back and was absolutely amazed by the skill of all the artists, however upon looking at such amazing artwork, i assumed that it would be far out of my price range.....So alas, I kept searching. My searches kept turning up the same name....Black 13. About a year after my first contact with Black 13, i decided to contact them...just for the hell of it. I was overjoyed when Doy contacted me back almost immediately. Doy and I corresponded daily for almost 2 weeks trying to sort out my tattoo. I wanted a medieval style dragon (western style) and a phoenix (Dragon to represent me, and phoenix to represent my late father) as well as a couple of things to represent my kids and I wanted this crammed into a half sleeve. I inquired about price, and I firmly believe that you cant put a price on art, but money is an object to me and I needed to make sure that it wouldnt break the bank. I was delighted to find that the hourly rate was very reasonable. I would have been happy to have any of the guys at Black 13 do my tattoo, however Josh Woods style of art was intriguing and I really wanted to see how my ideas would look in his style. Doy told me that josh stays booked up months in advance, so it would be a couple of months before i could get in. I agreed, and since it would be a couple of hours drive for me to get to Nashville, a couple of months worked out well to sort things out with work and home before I went to Nashville. When the day finally came, I was super stoked!! Arrival at Black 13 was different from other shops that I have been to. I was greeted as soon as I walked in. Josh measured my arm and went to work sketching out the tat. They spared no expense on the atmosphere. It is tasteful and classy. I felt almost like I was at some sort of twisted spa. They even provided me with free amp energy drink!! It truly is a class establishment. Josh had the sketch done in about 45 minutes. He had the lines inked on my arm in 2.5 hours, and he finished the whole deal in around 8 hours. I was amazed at how fast and how good he really was. He is truly one of the elite in the business. The Tattoo is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. It is 100 times better than I could have ever imagined. If you have ever thought about getting a tattoo, I highly suggest Black 13!!!! more
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  • Black 13 Tattoo, conceived by Nashville musician Doy Gardner, is working to break public preconceptions about tattooing and bring a local, home-town atmosphere to this ancient art. For over 8 years, Gardner and B13 tattoo artists have honed their skills...

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  • Custom tattooing, dramatic flare and upscale, welcoming ambience in the heart of historic Nashville.

  • 9/2/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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