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I have one, as do most avid tattoo collectors I know: a small, usually quirky Friday the 13th tattoo. My tattoo is a cupcake with "13" written in the sprinkles.

Whether you consider it a trend or a tradition, some tattoo parlors will spend Friday the 13th doing small, themed tattoos at an incredible price: $13, plus a mandatory tip of $7 for good luck. It makes for a busy and arduous day for tattoo artists, who render dozens and dozens of tattoos in just a day.

Over the years, some shops have dipped out of the "tattoo holiday," some finding it not worth their time, too cliché (whatever THAT means) or have stopped due to the 'rona last year since the event tends to attract long lines.

However, one shop that's still honoring the tradition is Stagecoach Tattoo at 3602 Slide Road. I got all the details from the proprietor, and super nice guy, Jesse Whitley:

Stagecoach Tattoo Company is proud to announce we will be doing the famed Friday the 13th tattoo special per usual starting at 10am-midnight; Friday, August 13th, 2021.

Come celebrate with us at Stagecoach Tattoo Co. 3602 Slide RD. 12b Lubbock, Tx 79414. We will have 3 different prices for tattoos this day and only doing designs off of our pre-drawn Friday the 13th flash.

 

Prices vary from $20,$60,$150. The tattoos for this day will be based on a first come first serve basis. The only way to set up an appointment is before the 13th and only applies for the $150 mega 13 tattoo flash. The flash can only be viewed in person at the shop the week of the 13th other than the sneak peek featured here [see above image].

 

Friday the 13th is meant to be fun for everyone 18 and up with a valid id. Come on by and help us, help you let bad luck pass you by in style with a fresh 13 tattoo from all of us here at Stagecoach Tattoo Co. Thanks.

If you decide to participate in the fun, be patient, be polite and have fun. And like always, you should tip your artist. They work really hard to give you a long-lasting, beautiful and professional tattoo.

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