Cardinal Tattoo’s very own Will and Tasha Grey will be attending the Pit-Row Expo at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this year on October 4th through October 6th. They are both booking an $800 Friday and a $1200 Saturday. If you are wanting to schedule either one of our artists please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Every year, following the Gallatin Christmas Parade, Santa Claus stops by Cardinal Tattoo to ask good little boys and girls what they want for Christmas. Photos are free, and Mrs. Claus and her elf helpers will be serving refreshments for parents and children alike (hot chocolate or apple cider, anyone?). children are encouraged to write letters to Santa, who will hand-write a personalized letter back, on parchment paper, addressed from the North Pole (parents: we ask that you help your children write these letters making sure the address is legible and include any specific instructions for Santa i.e. little Timmy not brushing his teeth? or maybe he won't stop picking on his little sister? Sometimes a letter from Santa encouraging good behavior can make a world of difference, especially at Christmastime!)
Santa is great with kids, and since this is an entirely free event, his time with the children will not be rushed, so we ask for patience so that every child can get the time they need to have a magical moment with Santa. We also ask that you keep a look out for that old Grinch, who has been been trying to steal Christmas for years now! He has a tendency to show up right when he's not wanted. Maybe Santa will help out if he does...
We also ask that if you know a family in need this Christmas season that you make us aware. It seems Santa's elves have had some extra time on their hands this year to make a few things extra and Cardinal Tattoo has a direct line the man up North.
Thank you and we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Cardinal Tattoo will be participating in the Halloween celebration on the historic Gallatin square by handing out candy in costume between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Sometimes the powers that be decide to change the day this occurs, so stay tuned in case that happens!
THAT TIME OF YEAR HAS COME AGAIN! Our good friends at Lone Wolf Bodyart our hosting the longest running and best tattoo convention in Nashville! For 17 years, the Full Moon show has offered an international collection of artists to the Nashville area for one weekend, and this is it! Unique vendors, horror movie celebrities, and dozens of tattoo artists from across the globe will congregate on this one, horrific weekend, don't dare miss it! Clients interested in getting tattooed at the show should contact Cardinal Tattoo at (615) 527-7102, or better yet, visit us at 110 North Water ave between the hours of noon and 10pm seven days a week!
Cardinal Tattoo is happy to announce our foray into international tattoo conventions! Our very own Miss Tasha Grey, who happens to speak French, will be leaving for two weeks to explore Europe before and after the Evian Tattoo show, located in the French Alps. She will be showcasing her work and the artwork of our illustrious benefactor and fearless leader, Will.
Have an ugly Christmas sweater? Know where to get one? Are you getting coal for Christmas? In case you've been bad this year, Cardinal and Lighthouse Tattoo are throwing a joint Christmas party just for you! Replete with a DJ, rap battle, ugly Christmas sweater contest, and best Krampus costume contest, as well as special tattoo promotions offered only at the party, it should be one for the books! Starting at Lighthouse Tattoo, 328 N. Cumberland St in Lebanon, at 9pm. It's a BYOB event, so no minors will be admitted. See you soon!
Cardinal Tattoo will be attending the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival being held simultaneously at the Hotel Preston and Full Moon Cineplex in Hermitage this year. We always have a great time at this show, produced by Will's Alma Mater, Lone Wolf Bodyart. The show features live entertainment, tattooing, tattoo and costume contests, tons of great vendors with a wide variety of wares, and a great selection of your favorite horror movie icons on hand to sign autographs and take pictures! If you're a client of Cardinal Tattoo, we ask that you attend the show to support not only us, but this industry that we all love. This show is arguably the best tattoo convention in the state and the only show in the greater Nashville area. If you've never been to a tattoo convention you owe it to yourself to go. Even though it's a horror-themed show feel free to bring the kids, the full moon tattoo and horror convention is a family-friendly environment and an event that is not-to-be-missed! See you there!
Will is going to be representing Cardinal Tattoo at the Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention this April. It's not too far for most of our regular customers to drive, so we'd like to invite any interested parties to come out and support your local tattoo establishment. Plus it's an excuse to party!
The good people at the DC Tattoo Expo have seen fit to welcome us to their venue in January, a week before the presidential inauguration, for a weekend of good drinks, good company, and good tattoos. Anyone interested in tagging along should feel free to call Cardinal Tattoo at 615-527-7102 between the hours of noon and 10pm seven days a week and we can would be happy to schedule you an appointment while we're there.
Every year, the businesses on the Historic Gallatin Square get together to pass out candy to hundreds of children and this year is nothing new. Last year Cardinal Tattoo stepped things up a notch by bringing in an inflatable cemetary gate and Olaf from Frozen. We had Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, a balloon-animal-making clown, Mr. Incredible, and even Baymax from Big Hero 6 stopped by to fist bump a few youngsters. In all, Cardinal Tattoo handed out over $500 in candy and this year we're determined to step things up yet again, as we feel it's important to build great memories of our beautiful Gallatin square in the minds of even our youngest citizens. As of this writing (August 23rd) preparations have already begun, but the end product is a secret so you'll just have to come down and see it for yourself. Any of our Cardinal Tattoo family interested in making this a memorable event, please feel free to call or stop by the shop. Hope to see you there!
On Saturday October 1st, Cardinal Tattoo and our neighbors at Crescent City are teaming up to present the much acclaimed Models of Mass Destruction! Accompanied by the musical stylings of Another Dead Saint and Anson Echo, the doors open at Cardinal Tattoo at 7pm. Admission is $5 and it's BYOB to Cardinal Tattoo for the early bird special, with the runway show starting promptly at 8. By 9pm we'll be moving the festivities next door to Crescent City where they'll be a full cash bar, live music, and plenty of room to stretch out. Featured models Ginger Leigh Wicked and Miss Lada Wake will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos for their adoring public, as well as more than a dozen of the beautiful Mass Destruction Clothing models. Cardinal Tattoo will also be making an important announcement so be sure to mark it on your calendars! Can't wait to see you there!
Photo of Ginger Leigh Wicked by Miss Neely Photography. Photos of Miss
Lada Wake by Said Del Diaz.
It's Will and Crystal's 13th wedding anniversary and they're throwing (another) party. Last year's toga party was such a big hit, we wanted to enjoy it all together again. This party will be Hawaiian/beach themed so wear bathing suits and grass skirts, board shorts and coconut bras, y'know, that sort of thing. We'll have the grill going but we expect enough people to need help feeding everyone, so if you're coming and want to bring food, please call the shop or shoot Will an email at email@example.com and let him know. This party will be kid-friendly from noon to about 4 or so, so please bring your youngsters early and enjoy the bounce house, slip-n'-slide, games, and food. Then leave, 'cause at 8pm the adults are going to start arriving and your children could be scarred FOR LIFE. Trust me, I know.
Grown-ups: bring your own booze and plan on bringing something to munch on too. We'll supply chicken and burgers, ice, fire, and tunes. If you get too drunk feel free to spend the night. Parking is a bit limited so PLEASE carpool! We expect a large turnout. This is an open invitation to our friends and customers so consider yourself invited. If at all possible please RSVP (let us know you're going to show up) as early as possible so we can know how much stuff to buy. Ladies interested in participating in the Jello wrestling tournament for a substantial cash prize can swing by Cardinal Tattoo to sign the release forms, no late entries will be allowed at the party! Also, please don't try to pet the bear, he's basically a decoration just for fun and while docile, can be provoked, and we don't want a re-peat from a couple of years ago.
Also, if anyone wants to get cute and bring that fucker Jerry, we will not vouch for his safety. Consider yourself warned.
The address is 724 Anthony street in Gallatin
Crescent City Po'boys is next to Cardinal Tattoo on the square in historic Gallatin TN. As such, we've become good friends, eating great food and getting great tattoos together. We at Cardinal Tattoo are proud to announce the 2nd annual Crescent City Crawfish Boil and none too soon either! Karen Masters is From Louisiana and Will lived in New Orleans for two years, so they both know their way around a Mudbug. Cardinal Tattoo will be closed to facilitate the increased traffic on the square but we strongly encourage our friends to come down and enjoy in the festivities! Cardinal Tattoo will have face painting and a bounce house for the kids. Crescent City and Swaney Swift's on the Square will have plenty of beer on tap including selections from Sumner County's very own BriarScratch Brewery, as well as live music, thousands of pounds of fresh crawfish, and did we mention beer? Crescent City is donating a portion of the revenue from this event to MES, myepilepsystory.org
Cardinal Tattoo will be on hand at the 15th annual Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival this Easter weekend at the airport Marriott hotel! Visit www.fullmooninc.net for details. If you've never been to a tattoo convention before, you're in for a treat! The Full Moon show has been going on for fifteen years for a reason, it's one of the best tattoo attractions around. Live tattooing and entertainment, vendors selling their wares, and horror industry celebrities present for your autograph-signing pleasure. Truly an event that is not-to-be-missed!
Immediately following the Gallatin Christmas Parade Santa Claus will be at Cardinal Tattoo! A photographer will be on hand for free photos, as well as hot chocolate and apple cider. We will have coloring books to help keep the kids busy while they wait and a letter writing station for letters to Santa. All letters will receive a personalized response via mail from the North Pole! (please include a return address). Mrs. Claus will also be in attendance as well as a few elves to help serve, so come on out to Cardinal Tattoo right after the Gallatin Christmas Parade!
We have Halloween on the Square every year. Cardinal Tattoo has long been a fan of this particular holiday and we showed up in force for the occasion! Belle and Beast; the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus; Baymax from Big Hero Six; Mr. Incredible; Olaf; and our very own balloon-animal-making clown Danny were all on hand for this event! (For any parents who would like a copy of their pictures, just bring a flash drive by Cardinal Tattoo and we'd be glad to give them to you. we have more photos than the ones shown, so feel free to drop by and see if we have come pictures you may want!)
This is a small peak of the kind of family Cardinal Tattoo is building: These are the public-friendly photos from our annual Toga party that we invite our regular customers (who become our friends) to. Celebrating in style the anniversary of our beloved leader and his loving wife, who'd rather enjoy such and occasion surrounded by friends.