Friday the 13th is here. While it may conjure images of Jason in his Casey Jones mask, for tattoo shops across the country it's almost a holiday. Popularized by Dallas-based artist Oliver Peck, cheap tattoos can be found all over the country on Friday the 13th. Many shops set out flash sheets -- a sheet of pre-drawn tattoo options -- with tattoos that incorporated the number 13 or other similarly spooky designs, all offered at a discounted rate.
Tattoo artists will flip through limbs like the pages of a good book to ink dozens of people over the course of the day. If you're looking to get a quick, small tattoo on the horror holiday, below are shops offering flash deals to walk-ins on Friday, April 13.
If you're getting out there, Paul Collurafici of Chicago's Tattoo Factory advises people should "watch out for shortcuts" because participating shops are moving through a lot of customers throughout the day. "Counters and chairs should be wiped down with sani-wipes after every tattoo," he says. "Needles and tubes should be in sealed sterile packages and opened in front of [you]. New ink poured out while [you] watch."