Friday the 13th is a time-honored tradition in the tattooing world, and we are excited to celebrate this year on September the 13th. Every shop has their own way of participating, but typically it’s a time for artists to offer some amazing deals on pre-drawn designs while connecting with a whole bunch of clients, both new and established. We are taking a slightly different approach this time around than usual, so read on for all the details.
September the 13th Guidelines
On September the 13th, we will be offering $113 tattoos that would otherwise be around $160-$225.
We will be taking appointments in advance, with non-refundable deposits required to secure a time. Appointment times will vary by artist, with the earliest appointment at nine in the morning and the latest at nine in the evening.
To book your appointment, please contact the artist who designed the piece you’re interested in getting tattooed. We will not be booking appointments through the shop.
You can see flash sheets as artists release them on Instagram/Facebook. If an artist has not posted work yet, stay tuned!
Walk-ins are welcome and will be taken by artists with openings on September the 13th. Any open artist will be able to tattoo any flash piece.
We have nine artists participating, so we estimate we will be able to tattoo 60-90 people.
If all of our artists get booked with appointments, the designs may be available at full cost on other days by the original artist. Please contact the artist of the design you’re interested in for more details.
September the 13th Lineup
Friday the 13th Superstitions
Friday the 13th’s origins are apocryphal, with many citing the original unlucky date in 1307 when the Knights Templar were eradicated. While this has largely been proven false, our superstitious tendencies on this day still persist. Which ones do you watch out for, on Friday the 13th or year round?
If you break a mirror, you’ll have seven years of bad luck. Bad luck also ensues if you walk under a ladder or open an umbrella indoors.
Putting your purse or bag on the floor invites financial ruin.
To keep bad luck at bay, get out of bed on the same side you got in.
If you spill salt, you’ll summon the devil–but you can blind him by throwing it over your shoulder.
Breaking eye contact during a toast is considered bad luck in some cultures, as is toasting with water or an empty glass.
If you’re walking by a cemetery, hold your breath to avoid breathing in a hitchhiking ghost!
What If I Can’t Be There September the 13th?
We understand that Friday the 13th isn’t a national holiday, unfortunately. Some of our artists like Joy Shannon will do flash by appointmentappointment on other days–just not at the Friday the 13th price. This is also true of some past flash sheets, so feel free to ask your favorite artist about resurrecting a design you loved from a previous event!
Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number thirteen. It’s the reason you don’t see a thirteenth floor button on elevators, even though we all know the fourteenth floor’s true identity. Winston Churchill was said to refuse to be part of any dinner group that had thirteen members.
Many flash events include tattoos that are based around the number thirteen. This can include spooky characters like ghosts and spiders or classic pieces bedecked with the number thirteen itself. We think that’s great and sometimes do thirteen-themed flashed sheets ourselves.
Most of the time, we are broader in our approach to Friday the 13th when it comes to designs. Some artists opt for a theme of their own (as Joy Shannon did in the sheet featured at the top of this blog), while others throw out a bunch of designs only connected by their awesomeness. We suggest checking out our artists’ social media pages to see what they will be offering–and check back frequently if they haven’t posted yet!
We price these special tattoos at $113 in keeping with the spirit of Friday the 13th, but we always welcome tips at your discretion. We are thankful for the appreciation our clients show our artists.
We’ll See You There!
We are pleased to continue offering our Friday the 13th event and thankful to have you there through its many evolutions. We know this day will be just as memorable as past ones, so we look forward to seeing you soon!