Lady Luck Tattoo & Body Piercing here in Owensboro, like many tattoo shops across the U.S., has a tradition.  Once a year, they celebrate Friday the 13th with a huge discount tattoo event. Melissa Smith (the shop's owner) and her staff come up with some really fun designs to choose from and offer those tattoos at a special rate.  This year, you can get a tattoo for just $26.

Here are the designs available for this year!

Lady Luck Tattoo & Body Piercing
Lady Luck Tattoo & Body Piercing

All the designs above will be offered for just $26 (black ink only).

The Friday the 13th event is billed as a sort of Black Friday for tattoos.  It started way back in 1996 at Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, Texas. Today, that tradition has spread and is celebrated at tattoo shops around the country- shops just like Lady Luck on Scherm Road here in Owensboro.

Melissa says tomorrow all five of her tattoo artists will be on hand for $26 tattoos from 11am to 9pm.  If history repeats itself, they could be incredibly busy.  Melissa estimates that her on her busiest Friday the 13th ever, they gave 250 discounted tattoos.

Now, if you're interested in celebrating Friday the 13th, Lady Luck is asking that you fill out your paperwork in advance.  While you can certainly "walk in" for an appointment, Lady Luck asks that you walk in with paperwork in hand to help reduce the amount of traffic in the lobby.  And, naturally, all COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Happy Friday the 13th!  If you happen to get a tattoo, we'd love to see your photo.  Feel free to send it to us via the WBKR app or message it to us via the WBKR Facebook page.

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