Black 13 consists of seven artists and two assistants that deal with what we call our customer and artist relations. When a customer calls, emails, or stops in, we work with them individually to understand their needs and determine the artist best suited for them. We feel that our artists are at their best when they are focusing on their artwork and with the amount of time needed to prepare and fulfill each appointment, our assistants work on behalf of the customer and the artist to discuss ideas, estimate cost and time involved, and schedule the customer along with being a point of contact along the way. The scheduling process does take time and often involves multiple emails or phone calls to follow up with a customer before everything is nailed down. Often times we will schedule a consultation for the artist and customer to meet after we have started working through ideas and prior to final scheduling. While we strive to work in a efficient manner, we aren’t trying to rush through things for the sake of getting more customers in. Our goal has always been to provide quality work with a quality experience and we believe that while this takes more time, it’s well worth it and delivers the best outcome.
On top of the daily workload, our artists travel from time to time so we occasionally experience a slightly longer turn around time while working through ideas. We always try to let you know ahead of time when a artist is unavailable and the turnaround time may be extended. We can typically follow up with most ideas within two to three business days. For smaller ideas, we can usually schedule them at the first point of contact and get these ideas in quicker. We are also able to work smaller ideas in as walk ins the same day depending on our schedule. On average, our wait time for a tattoo can span anywhere within 3 to 5 days, or sometimes 2 to 4 months in advance depending on the ideas and artist best suited. If you’re looking to get in day of or only have specific days in mind, we always suggest stopping in or giving us a call. While we may not be able to discuss all the details in full at the first point of contact, we can at least determine if we may be able to work with your timeline quicker than we can through email. For any type of scheduling, please provide as much info as you can at the beginning of the process to help us get started faster. Don’t worry about being too detailed, we like it.
Why so much communication prior to scheduling? We want our customers and our artists to be as informed as possible. Once we put you in the schedule we want to know that we have a solid understanding of what you want so the artist can prepare your sketch and have it ready for your appointment. All of our artists feel comfortable working within certain styles so thorough communication up front assures us that we have you with the artist best suited for your needs. Due to our workload, its hard for us to sketch prior to scheduling a appointment. Because of this, we communicate as much as possible prior to scheduling then build time into the appointment to show you the sketch, make any needed changes, and start the tattoo. Please note that if you change your idea at all prior to a scheduled appointment, you must contact us in advance to discuss the changes. Not doing so may result in us rescheduling the appointment and the customer possibly losing the deposit.
02.14.2017 Nashville Predators Tattoo Industry Night!
02.09.2017 Jon Ragoe Feb 15th scheduling info!
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