Since the beginning of time, you've probably heard that a tattoo is a scary, lifetime commitment that you need to spend an abundance of time thinking about before you go under the needle. We're here to tell you that everything you grew up hearing is a lie. Sometimes you need to just do it and have a super cool memory. These are the tattoo shops in New Orleans offering Friday The 13th tattoo flash sales, so you need to mark your calendars for this Friday without much thought. 

Typically, you'll find deals that cost as little as $20. That includes only $13 for the tattoo, plus a $7 tip. It's basically like Black Friday for tattoos. That super low price isn't guaranteed from shop to shop, but you'll be saving some serious coins wherever you get your permanent piece of art.

What started as a one-time tattoo event in 1996 by Ink Master star, Oliver Peck, to combat (yet embrace) the unluckiness of the infamous day caught on to be a tradition in the world of tattoos. 

Wicked 13 Tattoos 

Price: $20 (tip included)

Address: 1901 Manhattan Blvd. Suite C100, Harvey, LA

Why You Need To Go: These flash sheets include an array of options, from the most adorable to the downright creepy.


Downtown Tattoo 

Price: $20 (includes tip)

Address: 501 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: 13 will become your new lucky number once you see how this shop incorporates the number into each of their clever, pre-selected designs.


Mid City Voodoux Tattoos

Price: $20 (tip included), $31 piercings

Address: 140 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: There will be multiple pages of designs to choose from. Even though it'll just be an outline, there's so much detail in their options.


Pigment Tattoo

Price: $20 (tip included)

Address: 3328 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Ladies, listen up. There's a special for tattoos, but while you're at it, you can dabble inside the world of permanent makeup for $130.

Hell or High Water Tattoo

Price: $31

Address: 2035 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: You'll want to arrive early to get a chance at a $31 tattoo. You won't be able to get an entire back piece done for that price, but it will get you a sizeable piece of your choice.


Sailor's Cross Tattoo 

Price: $31 outline, add three colors for $11 more

Address: 5010 Freret St., New Orleans, LA & 646 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA (2 locations)

Why You Need To Go: There are a plethora of different designs you can pick from (no alternations!), with the option of adding color and uping the size for a tiny additional cost.


Oak Street Tattoo 

Price: $40 select tattoos & piercing

Address: 8723 Oak St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Although you'll only have a select tattoo menu to choose from, the fact that piercings are also discounted makes this deal impossible to pass up.


Once your tattoo starts to heal (because fresh ink and alcohol is a no go), treat yourself to a VIP Mardi Gras experience or get in the holiday spirit at this Home Alone pop-up bar.

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