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Tattoo Shops Offer $13 Tats in Honor of Friday the 13th

Friday, May 13, 2011

WNYC

To many, Friday the 13th means bad luck and scary movies. But today, there's a bright side — if you're in the market for a tattoo. Several city tattoo parlors are offering tattoos for just $13.

After only an hour of opening, Daredevil Tattoo on the Lower East side had over 100 people waiting to get inked on the cheap.

Samantha Bisbil awaited an apple tattoo to celebrate her new teaching certification.

"A couple of weeks ago, I was officially certified and the apple was there so I knew I needed it," she said.

Also on the Lower East Side, New York Hardcore Tattoo is offering small pre-designed tattoos for $13, as are Brooklyn's Hand of Glory Tattoo, and Tattoo Seen and Body Piercing in the Bronx. They’re open till 11 P.M. or until they complete 200 tattoos.

To see photos of some of the Friday the 13th ink, check out the slideshow below.

Daredevil Tattoo drew a crowd anxious for new tattoos.
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Daredevil Tattoo drew a crowd anxious for new tattoos.
Patrons added their names to the list at Daredevil Tattoo.
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Patrons added their names to the list at Daredevil Tattoo.
Daredevil Tattoo artists sat down for their first tattoo of the day. Most parlors giving out special Friday the 13th tats opened around noon and planned to close around 11 P.M.
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Daredevil Tattoo artists sat down for their first tattoo of the day. Most parlors giving out special Friday the 13th tats opened around noon and planned to close around 11 P.M.
Kayla Reid was the first in line at Daredevil Tattoo to get a $13 tatto on Friday, May 13. She chose an owl -- a popular tattoo choice for the day.
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Kayla Reid was the first in line at Daredevil Tattoo to get a $13 tatto on Friday, May 13. She chose an owl -- a popular tattoo choice for the day.
The lucky owl with a 13 on its stomach took less than half an hour to ink.
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The lucky owl with a 13 on its stomach took less than half and hour to ink.
Adding color to the lucky owl.
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Adding color to the lucky owl.
Waiting in line for a tattoo.
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Waiting in line for a tattoo.
The tattoo artist traces the design before the ink and needle.
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The tattoo artist traces the design before the ink and needle.
the inking begins...
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The inking begins...
A close-up of the $13 dagger.
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A close-up of the $13 dagger.
Daredevil's signup sheet had reached 116 names within an hour of opening.
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Daredevil's signup sheet had reached 116 names within an hour of opening.
Daredevil's selection of Friday the 13th tattoos from 2009
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Daredevil's selection of Friday the 13th tattoos from 2009
For many, today's tattoo was just another one added to the bunch
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For many, today's tattoo was just another one added to the bunch
This year Friday the 13th tattoo selections. The designs were not revealed until noon today
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This year's Friday the 13th tattoo selections. These classic designs were not revealed until noon today.
The book was another ink option today -- which will only be available until 11 P.M. on Friday the 13th.
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The book was another ink option today -- which will only be available until 11 P.M. on Friday the 13th.
A few special rules for this special day
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A few special rules for this special day

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Comments [2]

Danira Von K from nj

Actually, theyre not the size of a quater, I actually got mine done @ daredevil studio a few years ago, its gorgeous still, lovely work! I am 100% satisfied with it!

Jan. 13 2012 03:47 PM
Ed

Doesn't mention the smaller than a quarter size tattoos they offer and the mandatory $7 tip
$20 for about $4 worth of work
People who work in tattoo parlors are straight up scum bags

May. 14 2011 04:59 PM

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