Not Gay Friendly. Would not do my partner and my tattoos because we are gay>Came right out and said it was because of their beleifs.Do not use if you are gay.They lost $300 by us walking out(literally) of their doors.
J.D. does great work but caveat emptor on some of the other artist.. I have had four tattoos done here and all were great. J.D. is awsome and treats you right on price, but when I have been and he wasn't there on a friday night, a young guy tried to price gouge me. My advice is to make sure one of the more experienced and reasonable artist are there before you pay for parking and a youngster tries to rip you off.
AWESOME HANG TIME. I went here to get my 6th tattoo,and my wife to get her 2nd..I wanted a portrait of one of my 8 Siberian Husky's and my wife wanted a custom one. We met Jay down at the shop and he was awesome. My wife's was small,but mine was large.It was the most wonderful tattoo experience ever.Jay is a great artist,and I almost fell asleep while he worked on me. Thats how gentle he is. The tats are perfect,and I recommend Jay and the rest of the staff to ANYONE wanting to be inked. I have sent numerous people to this establishment. I will be going back to get some more of my Sibe's done by Jay..He's the man! You guys rock..and God bless you and the business ALWAYS! Carl P.
Excellent artists, Awesome atmosphere. I have two tattoos and both were done at Billy Joes. The first was small and simple (a clover on my foot). Looks great!! I had my second (a much, much larger back piece) done last week by Gage. I came in with a couple of references and a general idea of what I wanted. Gage took my ideas and created a gorgous tattoo for me. His artwork on this piece was so much more than I had expected!! He is extremely professional and made me feel comfortable and at ease in the shop, frequently making sure that I was doing ok or if I needed to get up and move around. (it was about 3 hours worth of work). Would recommend Billy Joes (especially Gage's work) to anyone looking to getting a tattoo.
Awesome Atmosphere. I was very impressed with this tattoo shop. I had 8 tattoo's before getting my 9th at Billy Joe's so I've got experience with tattoo shops. This one is by far the best one I have ever been in. The people were very cool and nice and the atmosphere was awesome. My friend and I walked in and both of us got tattoo'd without having to wait. I had a tribal butterfly on my neck that I wanted covered with a lotus flower. Josh was the artist that did my tatt. At first I was kind of skeptical because he is only 20 years old and hasn't been tattooing very long but he did AWESOME work!!!!! I brought in a picture of a lotus flower and he made my tattoo look so realisitic! I would recommend this tattoo shop and Josh to anyone getting a tattoo.
Bad first impression. It 02/01/08 and I go into what I'm lead to believe is a well established tattoo parlor in downtown Nashville. It's freezing cold outside and with two minutes to go before they're supposed to open, they insist on making me wait out in the cold. Once inside I try to tell Joel Koenig what I want as far as work done on an existing tattoo, but his eyes glaze over. He tries to pawn me off on what appears to me to be a much more experienced artist but I get shrugged off. Guess I'm stuck with Joel........ And Joel is a "by-the-book" kind of guy. He can make you any stencil in the book, but can't draw a pitcher of water. His portfolio is impressive, sort of. You'd thing he'd have more to show for the length of time he's been doing this. Maybe some of his work is best left unseen. Well, I won't go back. They fired a guy from there that did a pair of Griffins I'm fond of and I've tracked the guy down. For me, I'll spend my money elsewhere
Awesome!. I have gotten 2 tattoo at Billy Joe's and I am getting 2 more there on Saturday! I love this place! The people are great! The work is even better! Several of my friends have gotten tattoos here as well! Everyone loves them! I wouldn't go anywhere else!!
Amazing!!. I just got a tattoo yesterday from Billy Joe's and it is absolutely amazing! Ben did mine and her it turned out so much better than I had hoped for. I was very comfortable there and the atmosphere was really relaxed. I will definitely be returning here for all of my future tattoos.
Awesome!. Sara Frerking at Billy Joe's tattoos is one of my best friends, and I can assure you that this tattoo studio is THE best in Nashville. I have hung out with her many, many times while she has been working there, and I can attest to the fact that cleanliness, friendliness, and attention to detail are of UTMOST importance. Billy is an amazing artist, and he would not hire anyone who he felt was not up to the task. The people working there are incredible artists and human beings. They will do their best to make you feel welcome, and they will not let you get a tattoo that they feel you will regret. I highly recommend this place for anyone considering their first or their 50th tattoo!!
fun atmosphere. Unbelievable tattoos. This was the most comfortable place I went into. These folks were very helpful and nice to deal with. Billy Joe, Ben, J.D., Sarah, and others, made it fun. They ragged and joked with each other and kept me laughing through my whole 3 hour tattoo experience. Ben did it, so please go and ask for been or any of the others and you won't regret it.
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