Friday the 13th isn’t so unlucky for tattoo lovers. It’s a tradition for tattoo parlors to offer discounted tattoos in honor of the day. Artists will often offer “flash” sheets, which are pre-drawn tattoos customers can choose from during a specific time period. For Friday the 13th, sometimes the designs will be in the style of the holiday — black cats, spiders, or otherwise “creepy” drawings — but often, they’re just simple, small tattoos emblazoned with the number 13.
Here’s a roundup of tattoo shops in Austin offering special sales for Friday the 13th.
512 Tattoo is offering tattoos starting at noon Friday, with $13 tattoos and a $7 tip. The tattoo shop will offer its own designs to choose from.
Various artists at Amillion Tattoo are offering special deals throughout the day.
All Saints Tattoo is offering $31 tattoos starting at 10 a.m. Friday. According to the shop, the tattoos can be full color or all-black, on arms and legs only. It’s first-come, first-serve and walk-in only, and the shop has about 350 original designs to choose from -- and a new system to move people through the line faster.
Arthouse Tattoo is taking online signups starting Wednesday at 10 p.m., offering $31 tattoos with $9 tips. There are a limited amount of appointment slots, and the tattoo shop will release the flash sheet of tattoos to choose from in advance. The appointments will run from noon to 7 p.m. Friday. Get more details and see the signup sheet here.
The Austin Tattoo Co. will have tattoo artists working for 24 hours straight to provide $13 tattoos (with a $7 tip) from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Friday, offering hundreds of designs. See more information here.
Electric Rodeo Tattoo is offering $100 palm-sized tattoos in black and gray or color on arms and legs only. It’s walk-in only, first-come, first-served, from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday.
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