01/10/17 2:00pm
Suit up for Trump's America. via Evil and Love on Instagram

Suit up for Trump’s America. via Evil and Love on Instagram

The dead of winter isn’t exactly a time when you’re looking to take your shirt off in public, but that’s all the more reason to get in on everyone’s favorite deal: Friday the 13th tattoos.

Yep, the best sale in Brooklyn is back, and covering up your ink now means it’s far less likely to peel and scab in the hot sun as it heals. By the time you unveil it to friends during beach season it’ll be as black as the heart of our presidential administration!

Also, not to alarm you or anything, but there are only two Fridays that are also the 13th in 2017. Will you even be alive by the second one? Who knows! Hashtag Trump’s America. Hashtag ink again. So go to any of these fine tattoo parlors to get yourself some ink for $13 plus a lucky $7 tip (unless otherwise noted). (more…)

10/23/15 9:30am

There’s a universe of options for $31 tattoos at Big Bang Ink, and other tattoo shops this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and here in Brooklyn you can celebrate it right many different ways. In addition to all the parties happening, five awesome tattoo shops are treating you to something that will last forever (unlike your Halloween candy), $31 tattoos. So grab your $31, and the nearest (dare)devil and go get inked!

03/11/15 2:16pm
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Ooh, you can get a zombie Jake the Dog at Body Art and Soul

“Friday the 13th tattoos?” you’re saying to yourself as you stare at the screen. “Didn’t we just have a Friday the 13th?” Yes, we did, but thanks to the vagaries of the calendar, we’ve got yet another one this week, which means if you missed out on a chance for a cheap goofy tattoo in February, you can get one this Friday. Or if you got one of those $13 tattoos, you can just get another one. After all, it’s Friday, there are plenty of tattoo parlors offering up cheap ink, and this is the last Friday the 13th until November, so get crazy. (more…)

06/10/14 1:20pm
citizen ink friday the 13th tattoos

Citizen Ink is feeling lucky, are you? via Facebook

Check out our updated list for offers happening on Friday the 13th in March 2015

Don’t look now, but Friday the 13th is fast approaching once again. Some folks may like to mark the occasion by sitting back and watching Jason Takes Manhattan for the umpteenth time, while others might dive under their beds at midnight, crippled with fear for the ensuing 24 hours. For those of us who are not stricken with triskaidekaphobia, and are not crazy about the eighth, not-very-good installment of an 80s horror franchise, how’s about a sweet tattoo deal? If you’ve finally decided to get that flaming bag of poop, UFO, or shattered mirror, but were waiting for the price to be just right, check out these eight spots for $13 Friday the 13th tattoo specials. This will be the very last Friday the 13th of 2014, so why risk living out the next several months in regret? (more…)

12/11/13 7:00am
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Williamsburg’s Magic Cobra has plenty of unlucky tattoo options for you

This Friday the 13th – notably the last Friday the 13th in 2013 – why not face down your own demons and get that star tattoo on your wrist that you’ve been waffling over for months? While a tiny tat any other day of the year can run you $50.00 and up, several Brooklyn shops are honoring this auspicious day with plum deals. This is Freaky Friday, and it means $13 tattoos (plus tip!), y’all. And what better way to kick off the holiday season than wincing your way into cheap, wonderful, entirely one-of-a-kind permanent art? Go forth, get lucky!

09/12/13 12:00pm
Asylum will put any of these on you for $13

Asylum will put any of these on you for $13

Superstitious? Nervous about Friday the 13th? We don’t see why, there’s nothing to worry about, and there’s even something to get excited about: A few tattoo studios in Brooklyn are offering the amazingly freaky deal of a $13 tattoo on Friday the 13th! So whether you’re trying to extend your streak of bad summertime decisions or can’t resist a cheap tattoo, here are the most prime locations for you to check out if you happen to be craving some ink warmly injected into your skin. (more…)

07/11/12 10:22am

Gristle’s flash sheet this week.

Summer is in full swing, and while you’re probably feeling more sunburned than spooked, this Friday is the 13th, and who knows what might happen? Might as well get a cheap tattoo to commemorate your fun, reckless summer, as Friday the 13th has become a regular special day in the tattoo industry. Bring in your own self-designed unlucky mermaid or ghostly shipwreck to Citizen Ink, or pick out a sketch from a shop’s flash sheet — like the ripe red cherries with a “13” tag from Gristle or the barbecue pit labeled “13” from Asylum. Here are five places that are offering specials this Friday, which is the last Friday the 13th until September of 2013! (more…)