It's hard to believe 2019 has one more Friday the 13th in it — but it does, and, as usual, Denver tattoo deals abound. So here it is, your last chance of the year — the decade, in fact — to get yourself a bargain tat in Denver. So what are you waiting for? Pick from the following thirteen inky bargains:
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8025 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Well, well, well, a deal of deals at Certified Tattoo in Lakewood. Certified is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this Friday with $20 tattoos and $20 piercings, jewelry included, though some restrictions apply — as in you can't get your junk pierced at this price. Check out sneak peeks of designs on social media leading up to Friday.
Clean Slate Tattoo and Piercing
Noon to 9 p.m.
6620 South Broadway, Centennial
Head down south to Centennial for Clean Slate's event, dubbed the Nightmare Before Christmas. The shop is offering $31 tattoos, one per customer.
Crimson Hilt Tattoo
10 a.m. to midnight
2907 East Colfax Avenue
Crimson Hilt has this Friday the 13th thing down to a science. Back in September, the line stretched down Colfax, and the artists are expecting the same this week, with $20 pieces from their special flash sheets. Check them out on Instagram.
Dead Drift Tattoo
Noon to 7 p.m.
774 North Santa Fe Drive
Each artist at Dead Drift Tattoo will be offering different specials, but the shop is posting flash options on its Instagram page. Specials run all day at Dead Drift's new location and include decreased pricing for small and large tattoos.
Elevation Arts Tattoo & Piercing Studio
Noon to 9 p.m.
2260 South Broadway
In September, Elevation only had one artist participate in Friday the 13th. This time it's a shop-wide affair, with $20 black pieces and $40 color pieces, plus free piercing aftercare. Enter a raffle to win a $100 gift card for just $5.
Endless Ink Tattoo & Piercing
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
7507 East 36th Avenue, Unit 120
Endless Ink is hosting an entire damn party on Friday, with twelve artists, $13 tattoos, pizza, drinks, and even a Bad Santa. The shop will also be hosting its tenth annual Toys for Tats event, where, for each approved item you bring in, you get a $50 gift certificate.
10 a.m. to close
15254 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora
The Aurora shop will be opening two hours early, at 10 a.m., for $31 tattoos from flash sheets. This round includes Christmas designs and more.
Mad Alchemist Tattoo
9 a.m. to close
994 South Peoria Street, Aurora
Once again, Mad Alchemist is charging only $31 for its Friday the 13th tattoos. It's first come, first served, and you can get back in line after your first one. Piercing specials start at $20.
Marion Street Tattoo
9 a.m. to midnight
2823 East Colfax Avenue
No strangers to the Friday the 13th game, Marion Street Tattoo will be offering $20 all black tattoos. It's first come, first served, arms and legs only, with plenty of pieces to choose from off a special flash sheet. Bring cash.
Metamorphosis Tattoo Sideshow
Noon to 10 p.m.
1325 Broadway, Suite 218, Boulder
With $13 tattoos for basic black and $31 for color pieces, Metamorphosis returns with six artists and over 200 designs. It's first come, first served, at the Boulder location only. Expect to tip around $20.
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Noon to 10 p.m.
133 East 4th Street, Loveland
Worried about Friday lines? Satori has you covered. Get your $31 special beginning at noon. Choose from a custom flash sheet and, as the shop puts it, "Get in where you fit in" on the schedule.
Bonus: If you're dissatisfied with your old Friday the 13th deal, try this:
Wise Choice Tattoo Removal
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
190 East 9th Avenue, Suite 220
Wise Choice Tattoo Removal is an up-and-coming woman-owned business in Capitol Hill, once again offering its own deal this Friday for those who need to get rid of a past piece. For new clients, offers start at just $13 per square inch and go up from there.
What are your favorite Friday the 13th deals? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.