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!


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Take a moment to peruse our portfolios. . Check the site frequently for news of upcoming guests and events. We are always up to something around here

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We love you all!!!


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You sexy beasts, you!


Our beloved Ivy celebrates her birthday on February 26th!!!!

Feel free to stop in and lavish her with gifts, lap dances, sweet things and myrrh!


Okay, so a few things that have happened in this new year!:

We celebrated our 21st anniversary on February 2nd!! Yes, that's twenty one years in business! Twenty one years of tattoos, piercings, magic, mayhem, humor and truckloads of love!

We thank each and every one of the people who have supported us through the years!! We really love you all!!!


To all of our delicious Austin friends, family and clients…we will be in Austin for the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival the weekend of January 24th!

David Evans, Jake Meeks and Vanessa Waites will all be in attendance to bring you a little bit of Memphis tattoo magic! Jake is booking up fast, folks…so…you know…

Also, Fireside Tats will be there interviewing some of the best and the brightest! Stay tuned in for all the latest in tattooing advice, breakthroughs, humor and wisdom!


We hope everyone made it through the holidays relatively unscathed!

We've gotten in a stunning array of lobal expansion, nostril, helix, a touch of gold, and all things magical in the way of jewelry…come take a look.

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:


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