Tattoos >Black 13 Tattoo
209 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions 37203-070036.154734 -86.782191
Nashville in color – I have wanted a "Nashville" tattoo for ages. Was in town this past weekend and had it done by Steve at Black 13. It's amazing.This is my 4th tat and by far the prettiest. The atmosphere and people are A1. I will definately return for another.
tattooEvolution – When I received my first tattoo as a gift Christmas of '89, I had no Idea what to expect.The place to get a tattoo was an old school biker shop that did mostly flash work.My next tattoo ,I traveled to atlanta to get .While for the times they were "cute" ,I always dreamed they could be more. More colourful , more detailed ,more lifelike ,more like a real painting to adorn my flesh with.I thought often,if i had the money,i would commission my favorite artists to design my next tattoo.Perhaps then I could get what I invisioned in my head.
Imagine my delight when I saw Lenny Rankin's work! I immediatly worked out an appointment! Lenny's work being so artful,I decided to let him have control of his process.My body theme is flowers ,so i gave him a list of all my favorite flowers and told him to choose what he wanted !
Lenny and I made a deal,he would tattoo my shoulder without me seeing the design first.Risky,but I had dropped by often and seen his work.i had come to realize that no only was he a great tattoo artist, but Lenny is a full blown artist..After my previous experiences, I had faith Id finely found the artist for me.
During my session,Other artists and clients came by to see the action. Comments such as ,'award winning' ,realy set the bar for what I expected to see at the end.I had to remind people not to tell me what it was,which puzzled most everyone :)
When the moment came for the 'reveal' I was stunned. Speachless .Lenny had produced the most beautiful Fuschia on my left shoulder with so much detail it was hard to believe it wasnt real! The delicate folds of the flower are so detailed with shading that it literaly jumps off my skin. The best comment came from my son that night, 'mom, did you have somesort of new transplant or something?That cant be a tattoo.It looks too real. '
Yes son, its a tattoo.Its what a tattoo should look like.Its what a real artist does with his medium.He transforms and trancends.
Best tattoo shop ever. Now I'm hooked. – I got my first major tattoo (had a really small 1) yesterday from Lenny Renken @ Black 13 and am ecstatic!!!! I'm new to the tattoo world & I had never seen tattoos like those done @ Black 13. The shop is so clean & relaxed. A very cool atmosphere for anyone, regardless of tattoo experience. I'm definitely going back to Black 13 for more. I can't say enough nice things about the staff & the artwork. AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Best Designers, Artists, and Experts ANYwhere! – the guys at black 13 rock! i had six tats before going to steve for my last two inks. the BEST work of my whole body. the place is totally relaxed, leather couches, clean, plasmas on the walls to watch whatever you want while getting inked. the guys are very cool, relaxed, and conversational. easy parking at cummins station A MUST FOR YOUR NEXT INK!
This tattoo parlor can't be beat – I really can't believe a tattooing experience can be any better than this. If you're anywhere near Nashville...I'd say anywhere within the continental states...Black 13 is a no brainer. I traveled from Knoxville, approximately 2.5 hours for a cover-up session. I found them on the internet and was convinced by all 3 artists' portfolios that they'd be able to do the job. Prior to my appointment, I was really pleased with my interactions over the phone with Doy, one of the owners of the parlor. Upon arrival, I was surprised at how swanky the building and the parlor was itself - such a relaxing atmosphere. The guys were courteous and professional. I had a six hour session with Lenny Renkin - had a great time. Really, the artists/owners were really interactive, and Lenny was really receptive to my input on my tattoo. This piece is remarkable. People think it's fake because of its bold colors and artistry - I really believe these guys are in the upper echelon of artistry with what they do. Lenny's works are gorgeous, and if you look at the portfolios, you're going to see similar from the others. I hate to be so glowing, but really, it was such a good move to make the day trip over to Nashville for this piece. Making my drive back at night, I was already planning my next piece - it's certainly going to be done at Black 13. Check these guys out! I'm certain you'll be as impressed.
Best tattoo experience... Black 13 – About a week ago, I decided to get the piece on my lower back fixed up. I called a friend who recommended Black 13 based on word of mouth. I called and they were able to get me an appointment in two days ... Labor Day. I was thrilled! The shop manager was very kind and kept in touch since the appointment before me was taking a bit longer then was planned due to his request for more art work. When I got there, the shop was clean and well decorated. I was treated kindly and Steve was able to create an entirely new tattoo based on my old design. The atmosphere was fun and that helped me through the process a little bit easier. I walked out proud of my new tattoo. If you are looking for a casual atmosphere, some great guys, and a wonderful piece then I highly recommend Black 13 Tattoo.
Best Tattoo Studio EVER. – Well I heard about Black 13 from a friend who had some work done there. Lenny Renken did the piece on my friend and it turned out absolutely AMAZING. It seriously looked like a painting. I have never seen anything like it. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't call them immediately and set up an appointment. I talked to one of the owners Doy. He couldn't have been more professional. Very polite, asked me if there was an artist I had in mind and I told him Lenny. He let me know some of Lenny's openings and also gave me Lenny's email so we could be on the same page about what I wanted to get. We set up the appointment for the next week. I emailed Lenny to let him know what I was wanting to get. He emailed me back in a timely manner, telling me he would get started on drawing it. DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT: I showed up, Lenny and I sat down and he showed me what he had drawn up, I had him make a couple of little changes. The tattoo took about 4 hours. It turned out so amazing I dont even have words for it. I dont think I'll be going to anyone but Lenny for a while. His work is just stunning. I had an amazing experience at BLACK13 and I think you would too.
Editorial Review – Custom tattooing, dramatic flare and upscale, welcoming ambience in the heart of historic Nashville.
BLACK 13 TATTOO THE BEST TATTOO PARLOR IN NASHVILLE AND TN PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!! – So i have been living here for 10 years and i have always struggled or had to travel outa state to get a good tattoo. Every shop i came across here was just mediocre over priced poor quality art. I have never been treated with respect anywhere here. Attitudes and errogance was what i recieved......Thats until i came across BLACK 13 TATTOO in the heart of downtown NASHVILLE TN.. It is absolutely the BEST parlor in NASHVILLE and all of TENNESSEE PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is Beautiful,Clean,High Class, and the most humbling and amazing artists i have ever even seen. I am so happy to know that i have the opportunity to be a part of it. The owner Josh Woods who is largly one of the top artists in and outa country to date. He is just amazing....Tattoos look like there gonna reach of the arm and grab ya... than they have 3 other huge artists Lenny Renken,Steve Martin,Sean Herman who are just as well known as he. They are a power house of talent and NO ONE should be getting tattooed anywhere else it's just hands down a no brainer. So i had to get on here and share my experience to everyone here that this place will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!!! Go Check it OUT YA"LL
Fantastic Tattoos – Black 13 is a fantastic tattoo shop. Not only is this shop in a great location but it looks great and has artists who do outstanding work. Steve Martin has been doing mine and my husband's tattoos since we moved to the area. If your looking for quality custom artwork, he is your guy. He can take any idea you've got and turn it into a masterpiece. We have never been disappointed.
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