Doy grew up in south Alabama and moved to Nashville in 1999 to pursue music. His love for the art of tattooing ultimately lead to him partnering with Josh Woods to open Black 13 in 2008. While Josh and the others tattoo, Doy handles all the other aspects of B13.
Josh grew up in Alpena, Michigan and moved to Nashville in 2008 to open B13 with Doy Gardner. Josh has worked to make a name for himself and is known most for his bold bright colors and cartoony / illustrated style.
Amanda Grace Leadman comes to us from Dayton Ohio by way of Philadelphia PA. Her work is amazing and we suggest you take a look for yourself!
Jay is a great well rounded artist and has been tattooing in the Nashville area for years! Make sure to take a look at the array of work online.
Jon was born and raised in this great state of TN and joined the B13 family in early 2012. Whether it tattooing or graffiti, the boys good!
Marty “Riet” McEwen
Marty "Riet" grew up in Lavergne, TN and apprenticed here at B13 under Josh Woods. Marty is a talented artist and when you're in the Nashville area you will want to keep an eye out for his amazing Graffiti work around town.
Ryan grew up in Toledo Ohio and joined B13 in 2010. Ryan prefers to work within the traditional style of tattooing and looks amazing in v-neck t-shirts.
Kirk makes the 3rd Alabama boy in the team as of June 2014. Kirk is capable of many styles and will be taking clients on a first come first served basis. No appointment needed!
Big beard, big heart, big skills. Steve hails from Ohio and is the newest addition to the B13 family!
If you're calling, stopping by, or emailing, Lauren will be assisting you every step of the way. She also likes coffee. A lot.
If you're submitting a form online our sweet Elle will be following up with you.
Marc is a real sweet dude. If you stop in, call, or email Marc could be helping you out.
In memoriam - Steve Martin
Steve Martin 11.21.82 - 5.29.16
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 miss you, always. We’ll continue to gain inspiration from you and band together as a family in your absence.