Our beloved Marty is named after country singer Marty Robbins and grew up just outside of Nashville in LaVergne TN. Marty’s interest in tattooing led him here because he was a fan of Josh Woods illustrated artwork and he ended up apprenticing under Josh here at Black 13 in 2008. As his apprenticeship came to a close, he started tattooing full time with us in 2010. Marty’s art background revolves heavily around graffiti where he gets to bring his amazing illustrations to life on large canvases and outdoor walls. He was given the name Riet from a good friend that was showing him the ropes in 1995 and it was suggested he use the e instead of the o in the spelling to stand out and give more variations in the way he could stylize the writing of the word. He’s a huge fan of the 80’s and you will see this a lot in his subject matter ranging from 80’s cartoons and action figures, wrestling, horror characters, etc. Marty would like to remind everyone that he’s a lover, not a fighter, and that a country boy can survive! Check out more of Marty’s work here.
04.11.2017 Jon Ragoe April 15th scheduling info!
02.14.2017 Nashville Predators Tattoo Industry Night!
01.04.2017 Now Hiring
12.21.2016 Holiday hours update!
11.05.2016 THANK YOU! LIVE 2016
10.03.2016 Amanda Leadman is Philly bound!
09.12.2016 B13 welcomes artist Nathan Fisher!
08.02.2016 Walk-in availability updates
07.26.2016 B13 welcomes artist Brad Dozier!
06.23.2016 Remembering Steve Martin
06.13.2016 Happy Fathers Day!
06.03.2016 In Memory of Steven James Martin, Jr.
05.30.2016 Steve Martin 11.21.82 - 5.29.16
05.29.2016 We will be closed Monday May 30th
03.29.2016 Upcoming events!
02.17.2016 Now accepting walk ins on Wednesdays!
02.05.2016 Appointment & Walk In Info
01.16.2016 Hello 2016!
12.29.2015 Happy New Year!
12.11.2015 Amanda Leadman 12/15/15 booking requests!
10.20.2015 LIVE 2015
10.08.2015 B13 Voted Best Tatto Parlor
08.08.2015 Vote for us!
07.31.2015 Upcoming closings and seven years!
04.07.2015 Promocalypse 2015 - April 25th
02.23.2015 March 5th - 9th Closing
02.17.2015 Last Minute Closing - FEB 17th 2015
01.02.2015 Happy New Year!
11.26.2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
11.07.2014 Black 13 Welcomes Steve Pearson
09.29.2014 LIVE 2014
09.15.2014 Dog Art for Old Friends
09.04.2014 Where should you park?
08.14.2014 Best Of Nashville Voting
08.12.2014 Marty does YouTube
07.31.2014 Upcoming Closing
06.27.2014 Wrapping up June
06.05.2014 June Updates!
04.07.2014 Promocalypse 2014
03.25.2014 March Updates
01.21.2014 A little rest and relaxation
12.17.2013 December updates!
11.06.2013 New way to book with us!
10.29.2013 LIVE Benefit Original Flash Sheet Auction
10.22.2013 B13 Voted Best Tattoo Parlor in Nashville
10.08.2013 Black 13 Presents “LIVE” Benefit
09.24.2013 Now selling aftercare packages!
08.15.2013 Nashville Scene’s “Best Of 2013”
08.03.2013 Anniversary and upcoming closing.
07.15.2013 B13 5 Year Anniversary and Jimmy Eat World
07.10.2013 Get to know Ryan Thomas!
07.03.2013 Get to know Josh Woods!
06.28.2013 Toast Of Music City
06.13.2013 Get to know Jay Quarles!
06.10.2013 Online Sale!
06.05.2013 Get to know Marty “Riet” McEwen!
05.31.2013 Have any questions for the B13 crew?
05.30.2013 A little trip down memory lane
05.20.2013 Guest artists and more!
05.02.2013 May Updates
04.17.2013 Promocalypse 2013 days away!
04.02.2013 B13 Welcomes Jay Quarles!
03.27.2013 Promocalypse Tickets on sale now!
01.24.2013 New Web Store!
01.15.2013 Our scheduling process explained
01.13.2013 PROMocalypse 2013 Date Announced
01.03.2013 Happy New Year!
12.23.2012 Wrapping up 2012
11.07.2012 B13 Christmas Open House!
10.24.2012 Upcoming Guest Artists at B13
09.03.2012 B13 seeking new artist
08.21.2012 Timmy B updates
08.06.2012 New News
07.06.2012 Free B13 B-Day Party Aug 4th!
07.05.2012 Down the hall y’all!
06.12.2012 New booking process for Josh Woods
04.24.2012 New artists!
04.24.2012 Promocalypse 2012 April 28th!
02.29.2012 Josh Woods and Ink Master
02.01.2012 B13 and MMW collaboration.
02.01.2012 David Tevenal Guest Spot