Whoever said bad luck is bad hasn’t taken advantage of cheap tats on the unluckiest day of the year. This Friday, certain Jacksonville tattoo and piercing parlors will participate in the mysterious tradition of discounted flash tattoos starting at $13.

Here’s how it works (at most places). Pick a tattoo flash from a sheet with many designs, check in at the front desk and wait for the immortal “13” inspired ink. Tattoo sizes may vary, but are usually about the size of a half-dollar coin. The shops featured in this article were unable release their flash sheets on this article, but you can expect something similar to the image below. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to tip the artist. Common courtesy with the tradition is to round off your $13 ink with a $7 tip — totaling $20.


So, whether it’s a startled black cat, a coffee mug or a slice of pepperoni pizza, there’s at least one thing everyone can relate to and think, “Gee, I wouldn’t mind seeing this on my leg for the rest of my life.”

Florida Velvet Tattoo and Piercing

  • Where: 1124-2 3rd St. N.
  • When: 10 a.m. until everyone is tattooed
  • Deal: $20 tattoos

There will be over 100 designs to choose from at Florida Velvet Tattoo and Piercing. The list will be released when they open on Friday, and most tattoos cleverly feature the number 13. Tattoos will be given on arms and legs only, and there will be no alteration options for other tattoos.

A Fu Kein Good Tattoo

A Fu Kein Good Tattoo

  • Where: 5051 Normandy Blvd.
  • When: Noon – 12 a.m.
  • Deals: Tattoos for $30, basic body piercings for $30 and microdermal piercing – one for $40, two for $70

A Fu Kein Good Tattoo will be piercing and tattooing at discounted prices.


Ironclad Tattoo

  • Where: 1321 3rd St. N.
  • When: Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Deal: $20 tattoos

Ironclad Tattoo will be serving up 13th-inspired ink from noon to 9 p.m. Arms and legs only.

Old School Electric Tattoo

Old School Electric Tattoos

  • Where: 598 Edgewood Ave. S.
  • When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Deals: $13 2-inch by 3-inch black and white tattoos, $20 2-inch by 3-inch color tattoos, $26 4-inch by 6-inch black and white tattoos, $40 4-inch by 6-inch color tattoos, $13 standard piercings and 50 percent off all other piercings

Homer Simpson Tattoo