NOTE: This event is from 2020 and is no longer active.
Once upon a time, a tattoo parlor in Dallas, Texas, started offering $13 tattoos on Friday the 13th, and the day hasn’t been unlucky since. At least three Louisville tattoo parlors are offering discounts on tattoos for this momentous day. Not all are $13, but they’re still a good price for something that will be on your body forever.
Friday the 13th $20 Tattoos! | Brother Raven’s Tattoo & Art Emporium | 5520 Fern Valley Road | $20 | Noon-10 p.m.
Show up to Brother Raven’s Tattoo & Art Emporium on Friday the 13th and you’ll have a spread of $20 preselected, black-and-white designs to choose from. There will be several options for larger, $50 tattoos, or you can drop an extra $20 for every color you’d like to add to the design. There are no limits on placement or number of tattoos you can get. If there’s a wait, you’ll be put on a list “until we feel the artists have all they can handle for the night.” Brother Raven’s Middletown location has a 4.7 rating out of five stars on Google. Its South End location just opened this year.
Friday 13th Special | Imperial Tattoos | 972 Barret Ave. | Search Facebook | $13 (with $7 tip) | Noon-11:45 p.m.
You’ll have to sign up at the door (starting at noon) to get $13 ink at Imperial Tattoos. This Barret Avenue shop has 4.8 stars on Facebook and has artists specializing in multiple styles.
Friday the 13th Flash Event | Hard Life Tattoos | 962 Baxter Ave. | $31 | 2 p.m.
Instead of $13, these tattoos will be $31. Appointments are first come, first served. Hard Life Tattoos has 4.6 stars on Google.