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.
Summer's finally decided to grace us with her hot, sticky presence. It's not unlike living inside another mammal. Remember to keep those tattoos under wraps or slathered in sun screen. Sun is the mortal enemy of the tattoo, but also provides the best delivery of vitamin D. Go figure.
We've got news!! Let us not tarry here with talk of weather and sealing wax (who the hell talks about sealing wax these days, who's NOT a walrus or a G.O.T. character?)
First, we could not be more excited to welcome Jose Quinonez into the Underground Art Family!!! This guy's tattoos are simply stunning! Cases in point:
He will be a perfect complement to our artistic lineup, and now on the days that he's in the studio, we can finally say :
With this expanded lineup, we anticipate the expansion of our hours. In the not too distant future, we will be open on Sundays!!!! Yes, Sundays!!! We are also wholly jazzed to welcome the return of piercer and suspension guru, Chris Pixie Smith!!! Chris will be working Sundays and filling in here and there for Sarah! We missed her terribly! So, soon…very soon you can get tattooed on the lord's day! Nothing says sacred like the beauty of tattoos and body modifications (and we mean that).
In case you've also been caught unawares, we've gotten a shipment of these awesome shirts! If you have to ask what this is about, you are not Memphis as F*CK; but we'd be more than happy to guide you through the induction process! Before he put on this shirt, this guy was just your average Tim. After the shirt, and his muscles have muscles, oh…and since he's gotten this shirt, he's also become a world record goal keeper!!! Imagine what one of these could do for you!!!
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: