BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Ready for a tattoo? Shops around central Alabama are gearing up for Friday’s “tattoo holiday,” and CBS 42 has got you — and your skin — covered.
The Friday the 13th tattoo tradition began in 2008, when a Dallas tattoo shop owner made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for tattooing the number 13 on 415 customers, according to the New York Times. Since then, shops around the globe have taken up the tradition, often charging customers much less than normal for tattoos themed around the unlucky day.
CBS 42 has put together a guide for Friday the 13th tattoo specials across central Alabama. Check it out below.
Stay Gold Tattoo – Southside Birmingham and Fultondale
Stay Gold Tattoo will be doing Friday the 13th tattoos and piercings ranging from $30 to $130. They will begin tattooing beginning at 1:00 p.m. at their Fultondale location and at 2:00 p.m. at their Southside location in Birmingham. No appointments are required, but masks are.
Studio 411 – Moody – (205) 405-1733
Studio 411 will be running a Friday the 13th special. Select piercings will be $13 and tattoos will start at $31.
The shop will also let you pull a tattoo design for a bowl for a discounted $25 if you’re willing to stick with whatever you draw.
Magic City Ink – Birmingham – (205) 538-5936
Magic City Ink in Birmingham’s Friday the 13th tattoos will cost you between $30 and $100, depending on the design. The shop has even posted some of its flash art on social media to give customers a preview of what they can expect to choose from.
Heavily Tatted – Birmingham – (205) 527-2893
Heavily Tatted’s Friday the 13th special is truly classic. For $13 and a mandatory $7 tip, you can choose from dozens of designs. They’ve already posted their flash art on social media as well. They will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Good Neighbor Body Art – Birmingham – (205) 202-3009
Good Neighbor Body Art will be doing things a little differently for Friday the 13th because of COVID-19. While they are not accepting walk-ins, they encourage you to check out their artist’s Instagram accounts for more information and to book an appointment.
NOTE: If you are aware of another Friday the 13th special, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add it to our list.