I have tattoos and I love tattoos. Saving up and purchasing a piece of wearable art has become very popular over the years due to mainstreaming by the celebrity culture. You will have your share of pain for it but the art literally becomes a part of you. Many people get tattoos as a mark for a life event or for someone or something they love.
It is only recent that I heard of Friday the 13th events at tattoo studios. The meaning of it varies from studio to studio from something sailors did on a day off, fearing to set sail on Friday the 13th, to just a promotion day with special offers on artwork created especially for one day only. Some people (like the sailors of old) believe the number 13 to be unlucky even reacting so badly to the point of triskaidekaphobia, the fear of 13.
I decided to document this strange event. I also acquired some ink during this time as even I was taken up in the frenzy of the day (pictured above).
So what do the people look like who go to this ominous event? How do you organize an inking frenzy?
The anti – triskaidekaphobia folks are coming. Charge up the ink guns!