Featured Nashville Artists
Safe House Tattoo Studio is one of the highest rated tattoo shops in the area despite only being around since 2012. They employ some of the top artists in Nashville and they have one of the most attractive shops that you will find. One of the reasons why Safe House has been able to grow so quickly is because they hire artists that specialize in different styles, giving customers and excellent selection of talent and increasing the chances of people choosing Safe House over all of the great tattoo shops in the city.
While Safe House Tattoo Studio is obviously a fantastic place for a lot of people to get their tattoos, it isn’t necessarily the best one for everyone. If you have a tattoo in mind and you are in the Nashville area, a good idea would be to visit some of the shops to get a feel for what they specialize in and if they would be good fits for your needs. You can do some research online to see some of the work each of the Nashville shops have done, but you also want to physically go to the places you like the most before you commit to hiring any of their artists.
Country music is more popular in the city of Nashville than pretty much anywhere else on the planet, so it’s no surprise at all that a lot of people in the area end up getting music-related tattoos on their skin. Some people will get guitars or other instruments commonly used in country music, while others will get tattoos of their favorite music venues in the city. If you know you want to get a music tattoo in Nashville, you can very easily find an artist who can help you design a great one.
Nashville is also a place where you will see a lot of American pride tattoos and just about all of the shops that you’ll find in the area will have at least one artist that specializes in them. If you’re interested in getting American flag tattoos, military tattoos, eagle tattoos, or any other type of design that is meant to show off your pride in your country, you can very easily find a shop that can make a great one for you.
One of the other things that tattoo shops in Nashville have to specialize in is religious tattoos since the city and the state has a highly religious community. If you’re looking to get a cross tattoo, a Jesus tattoo, or maybe even a large church on your back, you can very easily find a tattoo shop in Nashville that will be more than happy to ink it for you, and do a good job on it too.
Nashville residents also love their sports, so all of the shops have at least one artist who can make a great Nashville Predators tattoo or even a Tennessee Titans tattoo for those that like football. Sports certainly aren’t as big in Nashville as they are in other major cities in the United States, but those who are big fans of their local teams should have no problem finding a tattoo shop in the city that can give them a fantastic sports tattoo.
Here are some of the best Nashville tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here
Safe House Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Embracing community through art.
Kustom Thrills Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Kustom Thrills Tattoo in East Nashville features full tattoo and creative services in a clean, sterile environment.
Tattoo Profile: Titan Tattoo is an artist-owned and operated tattoo and piercing studio. Our artists are always friendly and always ready to consult with you, design your tattoo and help you get started on the work of art you dreamed of for years! Big or small, we do it all with integrity.
Black 13 Tattoo Parlor
Tattoo Profile: Established in 2008, Black 13 Tattoo Parlor is located in Nashville Tennessee’s historic Cummins Station and offers a clean, comfortable upscale environment with the finest artistry and customer experience.
Tattoo Profile: Victory Tattoo is West Nashville’s premier tattoo shop. Victory Tattoo is a clean, sterile, comfortable environment boasting an impressive line up of some of Nashville’s best tattooers.
Tattoo Profile: Tai Orten is proud to present Alchemy Nashville: a private tattoo studio located in East Nashville. Alchemy operates by appointment only and provides a comfortable and highly focused artistic atmosphere offering custom tattooing, medical tattooing, and permanent cosmetics.
Gold Club Electric Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: We specialize In all forms of tattooing. Bright and bold traditional tattoos, vibrant new school, smooth and defined black and grey, precision script work, life like color realism, and the art of the cover up.
Lone Wolf Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Established 1993 by Ben Dixon. Lone Wolf has two Nashville area locations. Hermitage and Franklin, TN.
Flash City Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Flash City Tattoo has been supplying Nashville with high quality tattoos of every style since September 2012.
Golden Yeti Art Collective
Electric Hand Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Exciting custom tattooing in a comfortable clean and boutique environment.
Nashville, Tennessee has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Kustom Thrills Tattoo, Black 13 Tattoo Parlor, Music City Tattoo, Electric Hand Tattoo, and Flash City Tattoo, Nashville is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 610,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 27 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Nashville. Google Places lists 130 different tattoo shops in the Nashville area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.
Nashville is a great city and there are a lot of things you should know about it whether you’ve been there before or not. Nashville is more than their moniker of Music City. Nashville is much more than just a city for music. Nashville is a foodie destination, a great place to learn about history and a leading healthcare provider. You can’t find another city in the world that has a life sized replica of The Parthenon and it sits in a city park. Below is a list of things you should know about Nashville.
1) The city of Nashville its name after a man named Francis Nash. He was killed during the American Revolution and was one of the few Patriot generals who died in that war. Fort Nashborough was the landing spot for one of the first pioneers in the area and her name was Rachel Donelson. Donelson ended up marrying Andrew Jackson who soon became the President of the United States.
2) Nashville was the retirement location for General William Driver in 1837. His home was the location for “Old Glory”, which was a flag that he would raise every morning. He ended up sewing the flag into a coverlet after news of secession started to spread. In 1862, Union troops took Nashville and General Driver went out and took that flag out of the coverlet and ran it back up the flag pole in front of General William Nelson. That regiment took “Old Glory” and used it at the capital building and announced that it would be their new motto.
3) Fought in December of 1864, the Battle of Nashville was credited by historians as one of the greatest tactical wins for the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Confederacy’s largest army at the time was named the Army of Tennessee and 50,000 Union soldiers defended their turf and sent the Confederates packing and back to the Mississippi River.
4) If you are interested in Egyptian Revival architecture in America, the Downtown Presbyterian Church is one of the few examples you can see and it was constructed in 1851.
5) The musical reputation that is had by Nashville all started with an all-black acapella group named the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University. In order to raise money for their university, the Jubilee Singers toured the nation in the 1870’s. Their recording of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” in 1909 was one of the first songs to be inducted into the National Recording Registry and it happened in 2002.
6) Joel Owsley Cheek, a salesman in 1892, had his own coffee blend that he roasted to perfection in his mother’s home. Cheek convinced the Maxwell House hotel’s food buyer to offer his coffee blend to the people staying at this prestigious hotel. Everyone loved the coffee and it was so good, in fact, that the manager of the hotel let Cheek sell his coffee there on the grounds that it was sold under the name of Maxwell House. It was so good that President Theodore Roosevelt said it was “Good to the last drop” in 1907 and the motto stuck with the coffee ever since.
7) The Standard Candy Company invented their famous Goo Goo Cluster in 1912. It was a candy bar filled with marshmallow, peanuts, caramel and nougat. This candy bar is still a favorite in the South and specifically in the Nashville area. It was the first candy bar to had more than two ingredients combined.
8) The United States’ longest running radio show was named The Grand Ole Opry and it was founded in 1925 under the name of the WSM Barn Dance. This show was played on the WSM radio station (WSM stood for “We Shed Millions” after their sponsors slogan) and its main feature was a man that went by the name of Uncle Jimmy Thompson and he played the fiddle like no one’s business. The name Grand Ole Opry came from George Hay. Two years after the show started, Hay had a famous line and it was summed up as saying that most of the music that people had been listening to game from classics and the grand opera so they were going to present their own Grand Ole Opry.
9) Nashville is well known for their Printers Alley and during prohibition, Printers Alley was home to many bars that were “secret”. It was the worst kept secret of the time but it was a vibrant bar scene nonetheless. Many of the bars continued to stay open after prohibition ended and you can even visit some of those bars today.
10) The nickname of Music City was first said in 1950 by David Cobb who was an announcer for WSM.
11) In 1941, WSM was the first FM radio station to get a license. Most of the listeners didn’t know that the show had moved to FM and probably wouldn’t have known. However, once they found out about it, they could immediately tell the difference in the quality of the sound.
12) African American college students engaged in a number of sit-ins at restaurants and stores in downtown Nashville during the period between February and May of 1960. While this wasn’t the first example of similar sit-ins in the United States, it was probably the most successful as it lead to Nashville desegregating public establishments and becoming the first city in the South to do so.
13) For a little info on a famous celebrity, Oprah Winfrey spend a part of her life in Nashville. Her father lived in Nashville and at the age of 19, Oprah became the first African American female news anchor by taking a job at WTFV-TV.
There are plenty of reasons to come to Nashville and these fun facts below are only a small bit of what makes Nashville so special. In order to find out how much fun it is, you will have to pack up the family and come see for yourself. Between the culture and the history of the city, you and your family will have a wonderful time.