A tattoo artist talks about Friday the 13th $13 tattoos. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral
If you’re looking for a spooky tattoo or even a simple cactus, this Friday the 13th might be the right opportunity.
Hundreds of people line up at tattoo shops across Phoenix to celebrate the unlucky day with a cheap Friday the 13th-themed tattoo. Some parlors offer simple, traditional tattoos during the event as well.
Most tattoo parlors offer pre-drawn $13-dollar tattoos with a mandatory $7 tip for good luck. A few shops offer larger tattoos for $31 and others just discount prices. Some piercing deals also will take place.
Prepare to show up early or wait in line as most places tattoo on a first-come, first-served basis. Some shops post designs online prior to the event, so spend some time researching or let the spirt of the day guide the decision. If you’re unsure about getting a tattoo this time, keep in mind that the next Friday the 13th is more than a year away, in September 2019.
Here are a few shops that plan to participate in this Friday’s festivities.
Gypsy Rose Tattoo
From 11 a.m. to midnight, the shop will have 42 designs to choose from for $20, $40 or $60. The pre-selected designs will be released the day before the event.
Details: 1505 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. 602-266-1028, gypsyrosetattoo.com.
Studio 2.0 in Phoenix
Starting at 9 a.m., the shop will have 2×2 black and gray tattoos for $13 with a $7 tip and 2×2 custom and color tattoos for $31 with a $9 tip. Visitors can choose from a flash sheet or opt to bring their own design. Get a piercing for $31 plus a tip. Everything is first-come, first-served. Throughout the day, the shop also will have prizes and giveaways.
Details: 11426 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. 602-795-9330. facebook.com/studio2.0ink.
Cardiff Giant Tattoo
Choose from more than 100 designs to find the perfect 13-inspired design for $31. The tattoos are without color and are arms and legs only. One tattoo per person. Most body piercings will cost $31 and will include basic jewelry. Up to three body piercings per person. Cash only. Food and drinks will be available thought out the day. For additional tattoo and piercing restrictions, visit the shop’s Facebook event.
Details: 119 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. 602-253-0007, cardiffgianttattoo.com.
Love & Hate Tattoo and Piercing
Mad Monster Party attendees can get a $60 tattoo from Love and Hate artists. The deal starts July 13 and runs through July 15. Traditional horror portraits along with some new designs will be available. The party takes place at We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center. One-day and three-day passes are available online and at the door.
Details: 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, madmonster.com/events/arizona2018/
Vivid Ink Tattoo Company
A tattoo will be $13, and it will be $13 more for shading. The shop will have eight to 12 flash sheets. The event will be first-come, first-served, and there is a limit of two tattoos per name on the list, but you can get back in line and put your name down again for more.
Details: 13050 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. 602-971-8282, vividinktat2.wix.com/vivid.
Starting at midnight Friday for the entire 24 hours, this shop will offer flash tattoos for $20. Tattoos will be arms and legs only. You can get two tattoos at a time and get back in line if you’re looking to get more. The parking lot will have barbecue for those waiting in line.
Details: 664 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-230-8333, Facebook.com/ArtisticTattoo.
Extreme Salon Tanning and Tattoo
This salon will have 2-inch tattoos for $31. The designs list is posted on the shop’s Facebook page.
Details: 21043 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. 602-992-8266, extremetattooaz.com.
Golden Rule Tattoo
Golden Rule will have a flash day with three artists on Friday. Stop by the shop to make an appointment and choose a pre-drawn tattoo for $130. Check out Golden Rule’s Instagram page for designs and details.
Details: 14 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-626-7297. goldenruletattoo.com.
Third Eye Body Art in Mesa
To celebrate its four-year anniversary along with Friday the 13th, this shop is discounting regular priced pre-drawn tattoos from 11 a.m.-midnight. Artists will continue creating designs as the event approaches. Additionally, the shop will have $10 piercing fees and 13 percent off jewelry. Visit the shop’s Facebook or Instagram page for additional details.
Details: 6247 E. Main St., Suite 1, Mesa. 480-848-0740, thirdeyebodyart.com.
Idle Hands Tattoo in Mesa
Starting at 10 a.m., this shop will have Friday the 13th tattoos for $20. Choose from three to four pages of designs, and there is no limit on the number of tattoos per person. It is first-come, first-served and cash only. Visit the shop’s Facebook event for additional details.
Details: 2722 S. Alma School Road, Suite 4, Mesa. 480-345-1884, idlehandstattoo.com.
Next Wave Tattoo and Piercing in Mesa
More than 100 designs for $13 tattoos will be available in the shop from noon-8:30 p.m. People have the option to change the color of the design, to remove part of the design or to make the design smaller. No extras elements can be added. Walk-ins only and a three-tattoo limit per person. Visit the shop’s Facebook event for additional details.
Details: 855 W. University Drive, Suite 8, Mesa. 480-671-9982, nextwavetattoos.com.
Mortuary Tattoo in Mesa
This shop will have $13 tattoos with a $7 tip. It is a first-come, first-served basis. Check the shop’s Facebook and Instagram to see the flash sheet. The line tends to get long so bring water in case you’re waiting in the heat.
Details: 1720 W. Southern Ave., Suite C8, Mesa. 480-610-4726, facebook.com/Mortuarytattoo.
Diamond Body Art Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Mesa
Starting at noon, the shop will do $13 tattoos with a $7 tip. The limit is up to three per person. There will be dozens of designs to choose from flash sheets. The shop will also do $20 standard piercings with jewelry.
Details: 1116 S. Crismon Road, Suite 103, Mesa. 480-354-2782, diamondbodyartaz.com.
InkSlinger Tattoo Studio in Glendale
This shop is offering flash tattoos for $13 or $31 for a larger size starting at 8 a.m. Friday. First-come, first-served, the tattoos will be selected from their flash tattoo sheets. Standard piercings will be available for $13 and more advanced ones can be done for $31. A $7 minimum tip is required for tattoos and piercings. Anticipate the line closing off at about 5 pm. Visit the shop’s Facebook page to see flash designs.
Details: 8024 N. 51st Ave., Suite 3, Glendale. 480-760-3405, inkslingertattooparlor.com.
Tattoo 151 in Glendale
With about 150 pre-drawn designs to choose from, this shop will do $13 tattoos with a $7 mandatory tip. Also, you can buy one dermal piercing for regular price and get a second one for $13.
Details: 5826 W. Olive Ave., Suite B103, Glendale. 623-776-9334, facebook.com/tattooshop151.
Rebel Ink Tattoo in Goodyear
There will be flash tattoos for $13 and $31, both requiring a $7 tip. To see flash designs and more information about piercing deals, visit the shop’s Instagram page.
Details: 330 N. Dysart Road, Suite 103, Goodyear. 623-234-9121, rebelinktattoo.net.
M2 Ink in Wickenburg
Starting at 9 a.m., the shop will do $13 tattoos and will stay open until the last client is done. Additionally, guest artist Pyro Sears will be at the shop tattooing during the special.
Details: 162 E. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg. 928-231-1574, m2ink.com.
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