Underground Art, Inc. was conceived in 1992 and birthed February 1st, 1993 by Angela Russell and David Evans, with a little help from friends. We went on to be voted one of Memphis' best tattoo and piercing studios for…damn, we've lost count…but it's well over 14 years and counting. We are a woman owned, diversity loving, vegan friendly, community building, book loving, dirty joke telling group of artists and staff. We have featured and continue to feature guest tattooists from all over the globe!
Our studio is open Tuesday through Saturday 3pm-10pm. We do tattoos primarily by appointment, we do take walk ins when time is available. We do not schedule appointments via the internet or over the phone. PLEASE call the studio to find out how to go about making an appointment. Our friendly and helpful staff is standing by to walk you through the process.
We have a few of these sweet anniversary shirts left, but not many. Wear a little history, and look good doing it!
Holy mother of god…December, already??? Here's a little winter news: We are running a few specials throughout the month…For every $100 gift certificate purchased, we will throw in an extra $20! What a deal!!! Piercing specials for your erogenous zones! Call the studio for details! AND…a contest…of sorts: Do you have a tattoo you hate? A tattoo of something that reminds you of that certain someone, mind set, 90s band, group activity, trend, bad choice, old habit…that you'd just as soon forget? Do you have a tattoo so awful that nobody can tell what it is? Something you got in someone's kitchen, trailer, bathroom…or dare we say, "tattoo party"…(gasp)? We are offering a handful of free coverups or clean ups. We can't make it disappear, but we can remake it into something you adore. So…throughout the month of December we will be accepting photo submissions of the worst of the worst. There are a few stipulations…the tattoo must be a reasonable size. If you got that back piece started by your friend's cousin who got his tattoo kit off Ebay, this isn't the contest for you….sorry. Also, coverups are often tricky…you can't cover lettering with different lettering (no, really…this is a request we've gotten…more than once)….and involve certain artistic limitations and necessity. Okay…so email us those photos: email@example.com or FB message them to us…or if your camera is broken, stop through Friday or Saturday to let us get a quick photo…We will be choosing the winning/losing tattoos in early January and posting that same week. Tell your friends…Rue, no longer! We love you all!!! Oh, and we can do more than put sprinkles on that thing…We can turn turds into delicious, metaphorical turducken (or tofuturducken). This image courtesy of BUNNYBOILER at Redbubble…home to some of the smartest shirts, stickers and stuff available in cyberspace!
Time is flying by! We'd better remind folks that we have gift certificates now, before the holidays are behind us. So yeah...gift certificates, for the gift they can't forget. Now through December 20th, for every $100 gift certificate purchased, we'll give you $20 more! Yeah, you read that right...spend $100, get $120 (some restrictions may apply). Also, ask about our holiday piercing specials. Take a shiny secret home for the holidays! Please folks, if you're going to consume; do it locally. There are so many wonderful small businesses in Memphis that could use your support...awesome gifts, sustainable shopping...for the WIN! Our artists are working on some Memphis based flash art...more on that, soon! Stop in and show us some love! Until then, stay warm...oh and gold, stay gold.
For those soccer, football, tattoo, talent, muscle, hot guy enthusiasts out there…we bring you this guy. Oh, and Tim Howard! Also in news, Jake Meeks and David Evans have started up a Youtube Channel; Fireside Tats. It's a tattoo education podcast, full of great information for potential, new and veteran tattooists alike. Tune in for all the tattoo wisdom and wit you can handle. Oh, and the name is a play on Fireside Chats, some of you may be too young to get the reference. Underground Art does not condone the use of the word tat or tats in any other circumstance. That being said, check them out: