Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday the 13th Tattoos, Pt II

Flash Designs by Studio 13 in Wayne, IN
Friday the 13th is quickly becoming to tattoo junkies what April 20 is to stoners—a silly, irresistible annual celebration of their addictions. An ever-expanding worldwide phenomenon that involves tattoo parlors offering one-day specials of 13-themed flash pieces for $13 (though usually, the customer is expected to shell out change from a $20 for the artist's tip), the event will take on even greater proportions this coming Friday. And as usual, these specials are generally first come, first served—so start practicing that cough early on Thursday...

One local joint, Brooklyn's Three Kings Tattoo, will be donating proceeds from their Japanese-inspired 13 designs towards tsunami and earthquake relief in that country. Another Williamsburg establishment, Asylum is flat-out calling their Friday special a marathon. Meanwhile, All is One in Albuquerque, NM is throwing a full-on block party that boasts an art show and karaoke. Tons of others listings for Facebook events came up in a search, so no excuses! Get out, get marked... and send me pictures.

Flash Designs by Forever True, Liverpool UK

1 comment:

Jylie said...

I've got a collection of my 13's on the right side of my neck going right now! This has been my favorite tradition since I took part of it in 2008. Love it!