The number 13 is steeped in so much history, mythology, and superstition that it's no wonder it is considered to be "unlucky". Friday the 13th is no exception - people pay extra close attention to walking under ladders and avoiding black cats. However, the tattoo community has turned this history of bad luck on it's head since tattoo parlors will offer $13 tattoos on Friday the 13th. Getting inked on this special day will give you something meaningful and not at all unlucky to commemorate this strange quasi-holiday.
However, a ton of people don't want permanent tattoos for a variety of reasons: a low pain tolerance, fear of needles (or commitment), or a job that doesn't allow visible tattoos. Even if you fall into one of these categories, you still might have a cool idea for a tattoo or you might just like how tattoos look. That's where Inkbox comes in. They create semi-permanent tattoos that look just like the real deal, and fade away after eight to eighteen days.
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They work just like the fake tattoos we all wore as kids, but their designs are definitely on the next level. Their ink is made with all natural ingredients, inspired by indigenous tribes of Panama, which sinks into the top layer of your skin. This technique means the design will last longer without the need for needles or a lifetime commitment. Traditional tattoos also leave ink beneath your skin, but the all-natural, organic aspect of the Inkbox ink will soothe any worries you may have about the long-term impact of tattoos on your body.
The semi-permanent nature of Inkbox tattoos make them perfect for anyone who thinks they may want a tattoo, but aren’t sure of the design or the placement. Inkbox features a community of professional tattoo artists whose work you can order right through the Inkbox site, letting you experiment a little without spending a huge amount of money or committing to something you aren’t sure of. They have everything from floral designs to quotes to designs inspired by Harry Potter, making it easy to find something you love.
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You can also create your own custom design by uploading an image or design of your choice, and Inkbox will make the tattoo and send it your way. They also have freehand ink, which you can use to create a tattoo in real time by drawing your own design right onto your skin. This is a great way to flex your own creative muscles and make something that will be incredibly meaningful to you. Not to mention that, if you like the design you create, you can decide if you want to get the design permanently.
As Friday the 13th rolls around this month, you may start seeing friends and colleagues sporting some new ink after taking advantage of the annual “sale” a lot of parlors participate in. If you’re on the fence about getting a tattoo or want to try something new without spending the money, try an Inkbox tattoo this Friday the 13th instead.
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