By Brad Tuttle
July 12, 2018

Another Friday the 13th is here this week. And while that traditionally might mean bad luck, it’s very fortunate for anyone interested in getting a cheap tattoo.

That’s because Friday the 13th has become a big day for tattoo parlors to offer $13 tattoos and other specials on tattoos and piercings.

This Friday, July 13, is no exception. We’ve rounded up a selection of shops in Texas, New York, Colorado, and elsewhere with $13 tattoo deals for Friday the 13th. Bear in mind that this is by no means a comprehensive list — so it’s wise to check in with local shops to see if they too have tattoo deals. Also, as we’ve explained in the past about $13 tattoos for Friday the 13th:

You’ll probably pay more than $13 for a tattoo advertised as starting at $13. Most of these deals require a “lucky” tip of $7. And it’s common custom to tip your tattoo artist regardless of whether a gratuity is required. You should expect to pay $20 or more, even when there are Friday the 13th tattoo deals being promoted.

Also, keep in mind that tattoo shops tend to attract big crowds when they’re hosting Friday the 13th deals—so be prepared to endure a long wait. Most shops have a simple “first come, first served” policy. The list of tattoo styles available to customers is likely to be very limited on Friday the 13th as well.

Here are the kinds of Friday the 13th tattoo deals you can look for on Friday, July 13, 2018:

$13 Friday the 13th Tattoos in Arizona

3 Wishes Tattoo in Tucson is hosting a Friday the 13th tattoo special on July 13. Tattoo prices start at $13 plus a $7 tip. “All flash tattoos will be posted at the shop the night before, so feel free to stop by on the 12th and check them out!!,” the tattoo shop said on Facebook. “This event fills up VERY quickly so get here early!!”

Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals in Colorado

Endless Ink Tattoo in Denver is advertising $13 tattoos and $13 piercings (plus a “lucky” $7 tip) on Friday, July 13, starting at 10 a.m. Walk-in customers only.

Black Voodoo Tattoo Parlour in Lakewood, Colorado, has a similar deal for Friday the 13th: $13 piercings and $13 tattoos in select styles , from noon to 8 p.m., walk-in only, first-come, first-served. “There will be LONG lines, so we would like to thank you ahead of time for the patience!” the shop warns.

Certified Tattoo Studio, in Denver, also has specials for July 13: $20 for small tattoos and piercings. Doors are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

$13 Tattoos in Georgia

On Friday the 13th at Allegiance Ink in Martinez, Georgia, (outside of Augusta), you can pick from a selection of tattoo designs for $13 plus a $7 tip. “Our normal shop minimum is $50 and goes up from there. We will do regular tattoos at REGULAR prices,” the shop said on its Facebook event page.

Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals in Florida

On Friday, July 13, from noon until 9 p.m. at Lucky You Tattoo in Saint Petersburg, select tattoos are priced at $20 to $40. “Artist tip is not included in these prices,” the shop said on Facebook.

$13 Tattoos in Kentucky

Brother Raven’s Tattoos in Louisville is hosting a special Friday the13th Flash Tattoo Event from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 13. Customers can pick from a selection of 200+ small tattoos, for $20 each ($13 plus $7 tip).

Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals in Illinois

Jade Dragon Tattoo in Chicago has a tattoo and piercing special for Friday, July 13. Piercings are $13 (plus a $7 tip), while tattoos are $31 (plus a $9 tip, so $40 total). “We will have pre drawn designs to choose from,” Jade Dragon Tattoo said on Facebook regarding its Friday the 13th tattoo special. “You may bring in your own design as long as it’s similar to our designs. Think small designs that don’t take long to tattoo.”

$13 Tattoos in New York

Daredevil Tattoo in Manhattan (Chinatown) has $13 tattoo deals every Friday the 13th, including Friday, July 13. Customers can select from a list of small black-and-white tattoo designs and pay $13 plus a lucky $7 tip this Friday — but only if you arrive early and wait. The tattoo shop gives roughly the first 200 people on line a number. Then you wait until your number is called. Doors open at noon.

In Brooklyn, Abuela’s Tattoo Parlor has a range of black-and-white tattoo specials for Friday, July 13. There are four tattoo sizes to choose from, priced from $13 to $52 for Friday the 13th, plus a minimum tip of $7. Doors open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cash only.

Also in Brooklyn, Body and Soul Tattoos on Morgan Avenue says it will have Friday the 13th tattoo deals on July 13, but it hasn’t released pricing or other details yet. Likewise, other Body and Soul Tattoos locations — in Jersey City, N.J., New Haven, Connecticut, and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia have undisclosed Friday the 13th tattoo deals this Friday too.

Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals in Tennessee

Head to Grace and Glory Tattoo in Murfreesboro on Friday, July 13, and you can choose from a selection of tattoos for $20. There’s a limit of one tattoo per customer for Friday the 13th, and payments are cash only.

In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in between Gatlinburg and Knoxville, the Cutlass Tattoo Company is hosting a Friday the 13th tattoo flash sale, with prices from $20 to $100, cash only.

Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals in Texas

Elm Street Tattoo, in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, has tattoo deals every Friday the 13th, with prices starting at $13 plus a $7 tip. There is “a 24-hour tattoo marathon EVERY Friday 13th from midnight to midnight,” the shop’s website says. “The walk-in line begins forming Thursday night and is first come first serve.”

Daddy Jack’s Body Art Studio in Fort Worth said on Facebook that it is offering Friday the 13th specials this Friday, like it has done in the past.

Many other tattoo shops, in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas and beyond, are also hosting Friday the 13th tattoo specials on July 13. Check around to see if your local shop has $13 tattoos or other deals this Friday.

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