Dec
9
to Dec 10

Ugly Christmas Sweater/Krampus Party

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!

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Oct
27
to Oct 29

Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival!

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The Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival!

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!

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Consultation Day!

Sunday, August 20th, is Will's next consultation day.  Prospective new clients and existing clients who wish to schedule an appointment with Will can fill out an appointment application prior to this consultation day, but must come in and speak with Will personally to schedule the appointment during this consultation day.  Simply put, we've found that people who can't find the time to do this tend to not show up or want to reschedule last minute, which is the very thing we're trying to prevent by instituting these consultation days.

The popularity of Will's work has increased exponentially over the last year and if we don't set limits to his schedule he will be booking more than six months out very soon.  Booking out that far has increased the frequency of last-minute reschedules and made it difficult for Will to take on new clients in a reasonable time frame.  Offering these monthly consultation sessions will allow Cardinal Tattoo to address both of these issues.  We appreciate your patience and support while we make these adjustments to better serve you!  Check in to Cardinaltattoo.com regularly to view our calendar of Will's upcoming consultation days!

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Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Consultation Day!

In order to avoid unreasonably long wait times, Will only books appointments on one day per month.  This July 27th, starting at noon, anyone wishing to book an appointment with Will needs to come to Cardinal Tattoo between the hours of noon and 10pm.  During this time we will be booking 4-6 appointments with Will in October.  After that, his appointment book will be closed for another month.  Existing clients will take precedence.  While this may seem inconvenient for some of you, please realize that we are doing this in order to better serve our customers.

In the meantime, everyone is welcome to visit Cardinal Tattoo and fill out a consultation form.  These forms will give Will an opportunity to review prospective new clients and give priority to those with the ideas most compatible to his personal style of tattooing.

 The popularity of Will's work has increased exponentially over the last year and if we don't set limits to his schedule he will be booking more than six months out very soon.  Booking out that far has increased the frequency of last-minute reschedules and made it difficult for Will to take on new clients in a reasonable time frame.  Offering these monthly consultation sessions will allow Cardinal Tattoo to address both of these issues.  We appreciate your patience and support while we make these adjustments to better serve you!  Check in to Cardinaltattoo.com regularly to view our calendar of Will's upcoming consultation days!

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

Louisville Tattoo Festival

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!

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

Washington D.C. Tattoo Expo

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.

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Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Happy Halloween!!!

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! 

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Mass Destruction Fashion show and concert!

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.

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Jun
18
to Jun 19

Luau at Will's (!)

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 will@cardinaltattoo.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

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Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Crescent City Crawfish Boil!!!

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

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Mar
25
to Mar 27

Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival!

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!

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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Santa at Cardinal Tattoo!

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!

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Nov
13
to Nov 14

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

On November 13th and 14th Cardinal Tattoo will proudly present a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show and the Palace Theatre on the Historic Square in Gallatin, TN.  Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Palace.  Advance tickets may be purchased over the phone by calling 615 527-7102 or in person at Cardinal Tattoo between the hours of noon and 10pm.  Turn yourself over to absolute pleasure!

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween on the historic Gallatin Square!

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!)

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Jun
20
to Jun 21

Toga! Toga!Toga!

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.

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

Halloween Party!

Cardinal Tattoo's 10th annual Halloween Party:  Mere words don't do it justice.  Fire dancers courtesy of Magnificent Light Entertainment; a DJ; Bonfire; $1200 in costume contest prizes; and an adult bounce house just for good measure!  Here are some of the pictures we can show you.

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