Remembering Steve Martin 06.23.2016

New Updates!

On Sunday June 26th we will be gathering at Black 13 Tattoo to reflect on the life of Steve Martin. Our open house/reception will be from 3 to 5pm with a designated time to share your stories about Steve from 5 to 6pm.

PLEASE NOTE - Our building is closed on Sunday so the main entrances across the front will be locked. Please enter in the main central lobby entrance where the security guard will let you in (2nd entrance from the corner of 10th and Demonbruen). Free parking will be provided in the pay lot across… Read More

Happy Fathers Day! 06.13.2016

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Get him the gift he deserves. Get him a gift card to Black 13 Tattoo!

Happy Father’s Day to real “Dads” everywhere. We know it’s hard to choose the perfect gift for the mysterious, emotionally distant man you owe your life to. Is a necktie or golf accessory truly a gift, or is it actually a mockery of everything your dad’s ever worked for? This June, get your dad what he really wants: a heavily tattooed son or daughter who he can respect and fear.

Alternately, if your dad is a “cool dad” or… Read More

Amanda and Jon June 15th scheduling info! 06.12.2016

Amanda Leadman - Amanda takes a limited number of appointment requests starting at 10am on the 15th of every month. If you’re interested in booking with Amanda, fill out the form here and attach any needed references. We will follow up within 5 to 10 days. Once we’ve reached our maximum number of requests for the month the form will no longer be available to fill out but don’t fear, you can submit the following month on the 15th starting at 10am. When filling out the form, please be as descriptive as possible. If you’re an existing customer of… Read More

In Memory of Steven James Martin, Jr. 06.03.2016

We will be closed Saturday June 4th and Monday June 6th to attend Steve’s funeral services. We will be holding a memorial here in Nashville for him and we’ll announce those details soon. Thanks for everyone’s continued love and thoughts during these difficult times.


Steve’s obituary can be found here.

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Steve Martin 11.21.82 - 5.29.16 05.30.2016

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our friend and brother, Steve Martin. From the first day we opened our doors in 2008, Steve gave this business, his craft, and all of his clients so much on a daily basis. It’s been a pleasure to watch him grow as an artist, father, husband and friend over the last eight years. While he left us too soon, we’re grateful to have shared so many experiences with him and he will always be a tremendous part of Black 13 Tattoo.

Steve, we love you and we’ll… Read More

We will be closed Monday May 30th 05.29.2016

We will be closed Monday May 30th.

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Upcoming events! 03.29.2016

If you like art, check out the upcoming Art Goes Alternative show at The Rosewall! The show will feature curated skate decks along with customized dog sculptures with art sales going to benefit Tiny But Mighty. Tiny But Mighty celebrates the unbreakable bond between pups and their people while also raising awareness and some much needed funds for animal welfare and rescue groups. We’ll have a handful of Black 13 artists participating in the show and we’d love to see you there April 3rd 11am to 6pm. Best of all, it’s free! Check out Art Goes Alternative for more… Read More

Now accepting walk ins on Wednesdays! 02.17.2016

No appointment? No problem. We now accept walk ins Monday through Saturday starting at Noon on a first come first served basis. As of February 24th Steve Pearson will be accepting walk ins on Wednesdays. If you’re interested in custom work from Steve Pearson, he will be accepting appointments Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Kirk George will be taking on walk ins Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Appointment & Walk In Info 02.05.2016

If you’re new to our process or just looking for general booking info and updates here’s the scoop as of February 5th. No appointment? No problem. Kirk George works on a first come first served basis Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To maximize availability, Kirk does not take on large scale pieces.  Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to call, stop in, or email.

Jon Ragoe will begin taking new appointment requests on the 15th of February at 10am via a form here on our site. If you’re interested in booking with Jon, fill out the form here and… Read More

Hello 2016! 01.16.2016

We hope everyones year is off to a great start! We’re currently working on a new website and we’re super excited about it’s release. Keep your eyes out for a launch date to be announced soon.

As you’re preparing for your new tattoo, take a look at our artist galleries to see if an artists work stands out to you. From there fill out our online booking forms, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)