Friday the 13th is here. Well, tomorrow at least. And for some tattoo shops, that means flash tattoos for $20.
That's right — twenty bucks (cost plus tip) buys you a quick little piece of art that will last you a lifetime.
Think of it this way, if you've been thinking about having some work done, this might be a good introduction to it. Most of the work offered is what artists call flash tattoos, which are simple drawings sometimes incorporate "13" or other cliches synonymous with the wicked day.
Dustin Clevelend at Pen and Ink Tattoo will bring his Wheel of Bad Decisions out for Friday the 13th shenanigans. He had it out in May and said it will be the way all his customers will decide on their art.
"It's a good mix of random stuff. Each section has different designs," he said. "It's $20 to spin. And if you don't like what you get, it's another $20 to pick your art."
If you're interested in getting some ink done anytime Friday the 13th comes around, expect to wait as they're first-come, first-serve basis. It brings people through the door for a quick tattoo or a simple piercing with a small price tag.
Here are a few shops that are offering Friday the 13th tattoo specials:
Black Gold Tattoos and Piercings, 3415 E. 11th St., 918-836-4653. Walk-ins only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices are $13 plus $7 tip and up for tattoos and $20 for piercings with standard jewelry. Lone Wolf Banh Mi will serve lunch outside the shop from noon to 4 p.m.
Idol Time Tattoo, 124 W. Archer St., 918-836-9998. One Idol Time Tattoo artist, Brando, is offering a few simple flash tattoos for $13 with $7 tip with standard placement and not alterations. First come first served basis.
Karma Body Modifications, 5455 S. Mingo Road, 918-728-8088. Doors open at noon. Piercings only. The $13 price with $7 tip covers standard stainless steel studs, curved barbell or captive bead ring. First come, first served.
Pen and Ink Tattoo, 1530 S. Harvard Avenue, 918-939-8156. Tattoo artist Dustin Cleveland will have his Customers will have to take their hand at the Wheel of Bad Decisions, which features different flash designs by various artists, to choose their Friday the 13th tattoo. Prices are $13 plus minimum $7 tip or $40 for your choice. Walk-ins accepted from 1-8 p.m.