Flash Tattoos for Friday the 13th

Are you a risk taker? A little impulsive, maybe? Do you like putting art on your body that you’ll never be able to remove? If your answer to at least two of those questions is a resounding “yes!”, then I’ve got great news! Friday the 13th is upon us and tattoo parlors everywhere are offering special deals. Before you rush out to get some new ink, though, there’s a catch.

On Friday the 13th, tattoo parlors across the world offer walk in specials for a $13 tattoo with a lucky $7 tip. If you’re someone who’s familiar with the process of getting a tattoo, you know that a good tattoo at a respectable tattoo parlor will cost you $100 at the very least, and larger pieces can be exorbitantly expensive.

If you’re looking to cash in on this absolute STEAL, you have to choose your tattoo from the flash sheet provided by the artist. A flash sheet is a collection of designs that the artist prepares ahead of time. They’re usually themed to a certain event, and they’re straightforward enough to be done quickly. Most tattoo designs on a Friday the 13th flash sheet have the number 13 incorporated into them and follow an unlucky or spooky theme.

Not all parlors offer this deal, and some do a slightly more expensive $31 tattoo with a lucky $7 tip (does it still count if the number 13 is backwards? I’m not sold). If you have a tattoo parlor you frequent or one would like to try for your first piece(I don’t highly recommend you get a Friday the 13th tattoo as your first ink, but if there’s a design that calls to you, I’m always in support of tattoos), give them a call or check on Instagram. A lot of artists post their flash sheets on Instagram, so you can see their designs before you even get close to the needle. If this all sounds amazing, you live in NYC, and you’re inner self is screaming Sign me up!, you can head to Daredevil Tattoo in Manhattan or Body Art & Soul Tattoo in Brooklyn to get some ~unlucky~ ink this week.