Another Friday the 13th is approaching and that means you’re about to be super unlucky this Friday…or, not, but it does mean you can get deals on tattoos at shops around the Bay Area.

Why is Friday the 13th so special when it comes to getting a tattoo? A tattoo of the number 13 has been considered a lucky symbol in the tattooing world & is often associated with other lucky symbols. Thus, $13 tattoo deal on Friday the 13th became a thing & similar deals have been adopted by shops around the world.

Here’s some of the Bay Area shops that have been known to offer Friday the 13th deals on tattoos:

  • Monsters Ink Tattoo Studio – Albany
  • Tiger’s Blood Social Club – Alameda ($13 tattoos)
  • Lefty’s Tattoo Co. – San Francisco ($20 tattoos – arms & legs only)
  • Tattoo 13 – Oakland ($50 palm-sized tattoos)
  • Blue Dragon Tattoo – San Francisco (Tattoos as low as $30)
  • Modern Electric Studio – Berkeley ($13 tattoos)
  • Sacred Rose Tattoo – Berkeley (Small tats for $20, will incorporate the the #13)
  • Castro Tattoo – San Francisco
  • Frisco Tattoo – San Francisco
  • Royalty Tattoo – Burlingame ($20 Tattoos)
  • Bulldog Tattoo – San Francisco ($13 tattoos)
  • JC Tattoo – San Francisco ($13 tattoos)
  • Eye Of The Tiger Tattoo – San Francisco ($13 tattoos)
  • Painted Hand Tattoo – Oakland ($31 tattoos)
  • Lucky 13 Tattoos – Alameda (Tats starting at $50)
  • Death Before Dishonor – San Jose
  • Black Lagoon Tattoo – San Jose ($13 tattoos)
  • Unlimited Ink Tattoo – San Jose
  • Black Sea Tattoo – Walnut Creek ($20 tattoos)
  • Blue Star Tattoo – Concord (donating 13% of all tattoo purchases to United For Puerto Rico)
  • Faith Tattoo – Santa Rosa (All proceeds benefit those who lost their homes in the wildfires.)

Most places offering deals on Friday the 13th will have you choose a pre-made design available at the shop & it’s customary to tip $7 to round the price up to $20.

These are shops that have had deals in the past so we advise calling ahead to see if they will be doing anything special this week.

It’s that time again! FRIDAY the 13th is right around the corner and we will be having our BIGGEST Friday the 13th event we have ever thrown before as we are also celebrating our 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Tattoos starting at $20 with literally hundreds of designs to choose from. We will have a raffle giving away free tattoo time with the artist of your choice, BST merch, and artwork from the BST artists and it all starts at 10 am so get there early because it’s 1st come 1st served. ***ALSO stay tuned for a contest announcement where you can win a free Friday the 13th tattoo and cut ahead of the line (more info posted S👀N)*** . . . . . . . #fridaythe13th #fridaythe13thtattoo #fridaythe13 #fridaythe13tattoo #tattoospeacial #tattoodeal #tattooraffle #tattoocontest #tattooevent #bayarea #bayareatattoo #walnutcreek #walnutcreektattoo #blackseatattoo #walnutcreekdowntown #walnutcreeknightlife #walnutcreeknights #tattooflash #flash #pleasanthilltattoo #concordtattoo #oaklandtattoo #berkeleytattoo #martineztattoo #sanleandrotattoo #haywardtattoo #walnutcreektattooshop #tattooparty #traditionaltattoos #tradition

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If you know of any Bay Area shops offering a Friday the 13th deal, let us know.



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