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Friday the 13th has the connotation for being a day surrounded by bad luck, but the tattoo artists at Everlasting Impressions are offfering a little good luck to your pocketbook this Friday.
Owner Adam Kitchen said this Friday the shop will be offering small Friday the 13th and Halloween-themed tattoos to customers for $13.
“The event will offer us exposure in the community, but it will also just be a fun day,” said Kitchen.
Kitchen said Halloween is like Christmas for him and the other artists.
“ How often does a Friday the 13th fall in October?” said Kitchen.
There will be three artists doing tattoos from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
Kitchen said each tattoo was drawn so that it wouldn’t take longer than about 20 minutes per person.
“We hope to get people in and out quickly, so that no one has to wait for very long,” he said. “We also want to make sure everyone walks away with art that they like.”
Brenda Dean will be one of the artists working on Friday and is excited to be a part of it.
“Friday the 13th is always talked about as being bad luck,” said Dean. “In the tattoo community though, it is thought to be good luck to get a tattoo on that day.”
Kitchen has been tattooing for 17 years and has had the downtown shop for seven years.
“This shop was never about the money,” he said. “We’re here because we’re passionate about the art. This shop is about family.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 210 confirmed people attended that event according to Facebook and 659 people interested.
Kitchen said they have already put in orders this week for additional supplies so that they will be able to accommodate such a large crowd.
The chair fee for Everlasting impressions normally starts at $50. Kitchen and his staff said they know that this Friday they will probably be losing money by doing the tattoos for $13, but said it’s not about the money.
“It’s only one day,” said artist Wayne Jones. “We’ve definitely wasted money on worse things. We’re more about having fun and giving back to the community for this event.”
Kitchen said the shop will be checking I.D.s on those getting tattoos on Friday. He said for the $13 special, guests must choose from the themed sketches designed for the event. He said only minor changes will be considered for the tattoo to remain a part of the special.