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Bleed Blue Tattoo is Lexington Kentucky’s premier professional tattoo and piercing studio. Established in January 2008 the shop has grown every year and serves thousands of Kentuckians. With its warm, comfortable, and artistic surroundings, Bleed Blue Tattoo offers our clients a great environment to receive the best service from our industry’s leading professionals. Having the highest standards in cleanliness, cross contamination, and sterilization, our customers have the peace of mind that their procedure is safe at all times. Located less than a mile from the University of Kentucky campus, Bleed Blue is very accessible and easy to find with designated parking behind our building and additional street parking nearby. We offer our customers a wide variety of jewelry from the top manufacturers in the industry, variousBleed Blue apparel and merchandise, plus the best aftercare products available.

It is our mission at Bleed Blue Tattoo to educate the public on the appropriate standards that should be expected from our industry, to perform at the highest professional level possible, and try to eliminate the past stereotypes that have surrounded our profession throughout history. We strive to make each customers experience above and beyond their expectations. We believe our art form is going through its renaissance. Here at Bleed Blue Tattoo, we want to share this evolution with our customers and show them the level of artistry that this industry truly has to offer. They should not settle for anything less and far too many do.

Bleed Blue Tattoos core strength comes from the high level of skill and professionalism of its artists. Our customers are guaranteed to receive the best product available from any of its award-winning artists. We regularly travel to conventions all over the country and have been repeatedly covered in national magazines. We have developed a large celebrity clientele ranging from a several UK basketball players, many professional UFC fighters, and top musicians, including members of Montgomery Gentry.


Testimonials

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I had Kari today for my helix piercing and it was great. Thank you!

Elizabeth Marx

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Got my nose pierced by Zak Crouch and he was phenomenal. Incredibly knowledgable about his craft, impeccably clean, as well as professional and a nice guy. Followed his advice perfectly and my nose piercing has healed amazingly - it's been almost 5 months and I've had 0 problems. The shop in general is so clean and professional. I'll definitely be returning when I decide to invest in a tattoo.

Alexandra Burns

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Just got my first tattoo done here by Nikki and she was great! I loved the atmosphere, and the artists obviously like what they do AND know what they're doing. I'll be coming back for my second tattoo.

Halley Jordan

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Kevin Hamilton did an amazing job! We linked up at the DC tattoo convention on a recommendation from my brother who has a few Tattoos from Kevin. Kevin was super cool, there were a million-and-one distractions to include my family waiting patiently close by and Kevin was just as chill, friendly and professional as I could ever ask for. Many thanks to Kevin and the entire Bleed Blue Tattoo crew!

Geoff Gendron

Artists

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    Stephanie Weber | sweber@bleedbluetattoo.com

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    Chris Rogers | crogers@bleedbluetattoo.com

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    Kevin Hamilton

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    Kevin Hamilton | khamilton@bleedbluetattoo.com

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    Jamie Hale

    Tattoo Artist

    Jamie Hale | jhale@bleedbluetattoo.com

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    Jay Rush

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    Jay Rush | jrush@bleedbluetattoo.com

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    Tommy Ray Cornett

    Owner of Bleed Blue Tattoo & Tattoo Artist

    Tommy Ray Cornett | tommyray@bleedbluetattoo.com

    Tommy Ray Cornett, President and Founder of Bleed Blue Tattooing and Piercing, Inc. in Lexington, KY was named the Kentucky’s SBA 2014 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Kentucky District Office.

    Mr. Cornett, a lifelong artist and U.S. Army veteran who honed his skills while studying Design at the University of Cincinnati, opening Bleed Blue Tattoo & Piercing Inc. in Lexington, KY in 2008. The company’s mission, in addition to providing superb tattoos and piercings, is to educate the public on the appropriate safety and technical standards that should be expected from the industry, perform at the highest professional level, and eliminate stereotypes surrounding the tattoo and body piercing professions.

    Bleed Blue is a professional business that is also serious about its community involvement. The company routinely provides complimentary gift certificates as fundraising opportunities to many charitable organizations and events. Bleed Blue also contributes to causes for area schools, the Humane Society, Shop with a Cop, Make a Wish Foundation and the Fraternal Order of Police.

     

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Piercers

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Kari Ray

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FAQ


Location

We’re located at 527 South Upper Street in Lexington Ky. We’re less than 1 mile from Rupp Arena and 1 block from the Mellow Mushroom on UK campus.

Piercing Aftercare

Coming Soon!

Tattoo After care

Coming Soon!

Deposit Policy
We require $50-$100 non refundable deposit. For Changes including date of service we need 48-hours notice.

 

How much does it cost?

Tattoo deposits start at $50 minimum. All other quotes are based upon size and location of tattoo. Please consult a tattoo artist via email or at the shop to determine full estimated pricing.

What kind of Jewelry do you use?
We use implant grade stainless steel Jewelry.

 

Does it hurt?

Yes. If it felt good we’d have to charge more.

What type of payments do you except?

We accept cash & ALL major credit cards except Discover. No checks accepted.

Contact Us

Address: 527 South Upper Street Lexington KY /USA

Phone: 859-255-4INK (4465)


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