Founded in 2012 by owner and artist Ian White, Safe House’s mission is simple yet bold in living up to its namesake. “Our ultimate goal is to provide an inclusive studio where both artists and clients have a safe place to enjoy the process of tattooing,” states White. White is confident his new location at 4303 Gallatin Pike provides such an environment. Yet White’s new dream studio was found somewhat serendipitously.
1301 Dickerson Pike sits on the corner of Douglas and Dickerson and its renovation has helped spark a new nerve center on the corridor. Originally constructed in 1975, the current owner renovated the building in 2015, adding an exterior mural and a modern industrial interior. Situated next door to an East Nashville favorite, Retrograde Coffee.