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Golden Rule Tattoo

Golden Rule Tattoo Artist owned and operated located in beautiful downtown Bristol Tennessee. Ability to accomplish most any tattoo of your dreams. Tattoos only.

No piercings.

Operating as usual

Shinobi tattoo done by richard. Thanks mason!!
09/01/2022

Shinobi tattoo done by richard. Thanks mason!!

Fresh and completely healed and settled in..  (swipe to see) this is what to expect when black and grey settles in for o...
08/17/2022

Fresh and completely healed and settled in.. (swipe to see) this is what to expect when black and grey settles in for over a year. Thanks to Tracy for letting me get a refresh photo and for the amazing brownies sweet treats! Always a pleasure!

It’s about time this one got posted… showing some fine line versatility for Kayla.  Done by richard.
08/10/2022

It’s about time this one got posted… showing some fine line versatility for Kayla. Done by richard.

Multiple thanks are in order otherwise yesterdays event could not have gone off as well and organized as it did!!Thanks ...
08/05/2022

Multiple thanks are in order otherwise yesterdays event could not have gone off as well and organized as it did!!
Thanks to Amy for keeping everyone organized, thanks to Logan for being a trooper and slaying the ink game with me, thanks to lLynnea and Will for keeping everything sterilized and bandaged, thanks to Kristin and Patrick for the refreshments and keeping us hydrated all day, thanks to Matt for the photo skills, thanks to Bristol bagel company for being kind to our peoples, a massive thanks goes to Alliance Tattoo Supply in Richmond va. for their generous donation of shop supplies and the ultimate thanks goes to everyone in the community who came by, hung out, donated to the cause, got tattoos, and just spread a generous amount of love our way. None of this could have been possible without any of these people helping along the way.
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A reinterpretation of some revisited klem flash from days back done for Alyssa!! Thanks again for always getting the bes...
08/03/2022

A reinterpretation of some revisited klem flash from days back done for Alyssa!! Thanks again for always getting the best!!

This Thursday y’all…
08/01/2022

This Thursday y’all…

This Thursday y’all…
08/01/2022

This Thursday y’all…

This Thursday y’all…
08/01/2022

This Thursday y’all…

This Thursday y’all…
08/01/2022

This Thursday y’all…

About as bare bones as you can get. No where to hide with this one… thanks Curtis!! Done by richard
07/30/2022

About as bare bones as you can get. No where to hide with this one… thanks Curtis!! Done by richard

Creepy piece to commemorate and celebrate the release of his new album. Go give him a holler!  Thanks will!!
07/28/2022

Creepy piece to commemorate and celebrate the release of his new album. Go give him a holler! Thanks will!!

Eagle hand jammer. Done by .leach.31  contact him directly to book your future appt!!
07/25/2022

Eagle hand jammer. Done by .leach.31 contact him directly to book your future appt!!

Displacer beast on the loose with Derrick. Done today by richard.
07/23/2022

Displacer beast on the loose with Derrick. Done today by richard.

Vintage style strong woman weight lifter for sabrina!   Thanks!!
07/22/2022

Vintage style strong woman weight lifter for sabrina! Thanks!!

Seraphim & lots of purple… match made in heaven. Thanks jada!!!
07/21/2022

Seraphim & lots of purple… match made in heaven. Thanks jada!!!

Uncles forever daisy.  Thanks kessie. Done by richard.
07/17/2022

Uncles forever daisy. Thanks kessie. Done by richard.

Side of the knee jellyfish done today for Ciara. Thanks so much!! Fingers crossed for you guys!!!!
07/16/2022

Side of the knee jellyfish done today for Ciara. Thanks so much!! Fingers crossed for you guys!!!!

Next week hometown hero is coming back in to town have a seat at the shop for a couple days. Hit him up directly Randy S...
07/12/2022

Next week hometown hero is coming back in to town have a seat at the shop for a couple days. Hit him up directly Randy Stout] to schedule in and make your dreams a reality. Randy Stout]

07/10/2022

Black coffee fanatic!! Thanks Megan!!!! Richard Kirby

Logan Leach is now booking appts at the shop. Swipe to see some e apples of his works. Message his account directly to s...
07/09/2022

Logan Leach is now booking appts at the shop. Swipe to see some e apples of his works. Message his account directly to schedule. Thank you. .leach.31

What a great feeling when when people do even better things. Want to formally thank everyone at Alliance Tattoo Supply] ...
07/08/2022

What a great feeling when when people do even better things. Want to formally thank everyone at Alliance Tattoo Supply] for stepping in with a pretty generous donation to helping our future event go off without a hitch. Truly appreciate all that you do!! Please follow, like, share,& support!! Alliance Tattoo Supply]

Ribbon for Shana!  Thanks!!
07/01/2022

Ribbon for Shana! Thanks!!

Little mishap on the calendar… rescheduling for two days later. It’s good to go this day!!!  Please come and help show y...
06/28/2022

Little mishap on the calendar… rescheduling for two days later. It’s good to go this day!!! Please come and help show your support!!

Mixy matchy drawn on birthday tats for holly and lynnea!   Thanks ladies!!!
06/25/2022

Mixy matchy drawn on birthday tats for holly and lynnea! Thanks ladies!!!

Soft foliage bed for a napping baby fox. Thanks Lauren!!!
06/14/2022

Soft foliage bed for a napping baby fox. Thanks Lauren!!!

This is maxs’ arm. Max likes to draw and do the all art type things..,max sometimes likes to draw his own tattoos and ha...
06/01/2022

This is maxs’ arm. Max likes to draw and do the all art type things..,max sometimes likes to draw his own tattoos and have me apply them for him. Thanks max. 🤙🤙🤙

Cowgirl done for Logan!   Thanks mang!!
05/31/2022

Cowgirl done for Logan! Thanks mang!!

Some black widow action for the notorious Alyssa!  Always a good time. Always the best ideas! Thanks!!!
05/27/2022

Some black widow action for the notorious Alyssa! Always a good time. Always the best ideas! Thanks!!!

Ten of swords for Cai today!  Thanks so much!!
05/27/2022

Ten of swords for Cai today! Thanks so much!!

It’s frog season..  thanks Juliana!!
05/24/2022

It’s frog season.. thanks Juliana!!

You like them small, dainty, and delicate??  Got you covered. Swipe to see the final.
05/19/2022

You like them small, dainty, and delicate?? Got you covered. Swipe to see the final.

Micro pet portraits done for Rachel!  Thanks!!
05/18/2022

Micro pet portraits done for Rachel! Thanks!!

Drawn on splashes and dragonfly for Tracy!! If you’re ever in the need of sweet treats.. cupcakes.. chess bars.. cookies...
05/16/2022

Drawn on splashes and dragonfly for Tracy!! If you’re ever in the need of sweet treats.. cupcakes.. chess bars.. cookies. She’s your girl!! hit her up!!

Terrible pic of a cool tattoo on an even cooler lady!  Thanks Jane!!!
05/14/2022

Terrible pic of a cool tattoo on an even cooler lady! Thanks Jane!!!

Got asked to get a little weird for a rose with some baby names the other day.. was exciting to branch out of the normal...
05/09/2022

Got asked to get a little weird for a rose with some baby names the other day.. was exciting to branch out of the normal mode.

Always a good time and good tattoos when Bryan Mullins and crew come to town!! Thanks again!!
05/05/2022

Always a good time and good tattoos when Bryan Mullins and crew come to town!! Thanks again!!

When you don’t think they’re gonna sit well for their first tattoo.. and then boom!  They sit like a brick stuck in mort...
05/04/2022

When you don’t think they’re gonna sit well for their first tattoo.. and then boom! They sit like a brick stuck in mortar!! Insanity!! Thanks Evie!

Zeus. the end.
04/30/2022

Zeus. the end.

1990 called and said I should do more straight off the Spaulding wall… swipe to see the original flash and price… let me...
04/23/2022

1990 called and said I should do more straight off the Spaulding wall… swipe to see the original flash and price… let me know if I need to pull out my vintage kanji and tribal sheets…

Love immortalizing your best buddy for you.. all day. every day…
04/19/2022

Love immortalizing your best buddy for you.. all day. every day…

Scissor witch magic cauldron done for Olivia!  Thanks!!
04/18/2022

Scissor witch magic cauldron done for Olivia! Thanks!!

Got that hanzo samurai slasher flick going for Chance! Thanks dude!
04/17/2022

Got that hanzo samurai slasher flick going for Chance! Thanks dude!

Added to and saved the first rose tattoo that were done at a different shop. Thanks Zach!!
04/11/2022

Added to and saved the first rose tattoo that were done at a different shop. Thanks Zach!!

Small simple shin dragon for Sarah. Thanks!!
04/10/2022

Small simple shin dragon for Sarah. Thanks!!

Steal. Take. Borrow. Adapt. Doesn’t matter how you get there as long as the final product is on point.  New shop sticker...
04/08/2022

Steal. Take. Borrow. Adapt. Doesn’t matter how you get there as long as the final product is on point. New shop sticker. Thanks for looking.

One more to the dome top for chris.  Thanks mang!
04/06/2022

One more to the dome top for chris. Thanks mang!

I don’t even know what the hell is going on with this emo loner smorking frawg,  but it sure came out pretty damn cool. ...
04/04/2022

I don’t even know what the hell is going on with this emo loner smorking frawg, but it sure came out pretty damn cool. hahah. Thanks for the idea mason!!

Some simple black mushoes done for Alyssa!! Thanks!!
04/03/2022

Some simple black mushoes done for Alyssa!! Thanks!!

When their idea is better than yours..  you run with it!!  Thanks Maggie!!
03/31/2022

When their idea is better than yours.. you run with it!! Thanks Maggie!!

Here’s one you won’t see running around Bristol too often.. the ol’ classic and highly unfuxkwithable daniel Higgs Druid...
03/22/2022

Here’s one you won’t see running around Bristol too often.. the ol’ classic and highly unfuxkwithable daniel Higgs Druid. Thanks Zoe!

Address

28 6th St, Bristol, TN 37620-2213, United States
Bristol, TN
37620-2213

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Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 8pm

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Never been in there but talked to Richard through messanger a few days ago. Wanna come by to meet him and show what I want :) having issues with who usually tattoos me....shes refusing to do one....I will not let that stand in my way 😁
DOWNTOWN DIAMONDS

Next up in our weekly downtown merchant spotlight: Golden Rule Tattoo!!
Golden Rule, owned by Richard Kirby, opened its doors on 6th Street in January 2020.

Richard was encouraged to start tattooing by a couple of tattoo artists who thought he should be spending his time doing tattoos instead of graphic design. He has been tattooing since 2011.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending his free time making art and music. He plays bass, drums, and guitar!

When asked about his personal style of tattooing, Richard has this to say: “My mentor taught me early on that someone who calls themself a tattoo artist can take on any style of tattoo that walks through the door. The tattoo isn't about my art or ego, but about translating [the client’s] idea into the design of [their] dreams. I like the challenge of being artistically fluid and competent enough to take on any style of tattoo.”

So far Richard’s favorite memory downtown was his opening day. He’s happy to be a part of our vibrant downtown and is looking forward to many years and MANY tattoos here! He also says that he doesn’t really have a favorite tattoo that he has done because his favorite tattoos aren't necessarily a piece of art but the positive reactions from the ones who just got tattooed and are excited about wearing it for the rest of their lives. It's the experience that makes the piece so special to him!

A great way to support Golden Rule Tattoo is to follow them on social media and share their art with your friends! Or even better, head over to 6th Street and get tattooed! Rest assured they are following all appropriate measures for maximum cleanliness.
Cover up today ❣️ Thabk you Richard Kirby ! You’re the best !
Please join us tomorrow morning for a virtual panel discussion and Q & A with four Tennessee artists: Jonesborough Makeup Artist and Bodypainter Ren Allen of Faces by Ren Johnson City Photographer and renegade pandemic baker extraordinaire Ruby Berry of Lost Art Photography, Tattoo Artist, Printmaker, Graphic Designer and former Pro Skateboarder Richard Kirby of Bristol, TN’s Golden Rule Tattoo, and Painter/ East Tennessee State University BFA Painting Alumnus Joe David Singleton ( on Insta).

We are grateful that we got permission to unfreeze some of our remaining funds to pay a stipend to these (and more) virtual visiting artists this Spring to support the community and enrich the educational experience of our students during this unprecedented moment in history.

They’ll be visiting Mira Gerard’s Introduction to Painting course, and you’re all invited to join and see/hear about their work, and learn how Covid-19 has affected them.

11:30 Eastern Time, Zoom meeting ID # 925 8359 6004.
Can't wait to finish our project started years ago in the new shop!
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