When tattoo shops open their doors for business on Friday the 13th, new traditions begin. While traditional ink-filled air balloon rides are still held on the Friday night before Halloween, new fashions fill the scene. The neighborhood watch is formed, neighborhood children gather outside for trick or treating and neighborhood mothers start making calls to their friends about how they can help with neighborhood children being victimized by bad neighborhood watch volunteers. All kinds of strange activities fill the neighborhood on this special day.
But this Friday the 13th tradition doesn't happen. Instead, the neighborhood's gossip columns fill with stories of what local “daredevils” have been up to. Tattoo fanatics, who swear by this tradition as a way of staying in touch with the old town vigilantes, declare that Friday the 13th is now known as Black Cat Night.
Since Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day, many people avoid wearing their tattoos the rest of the week. Tattoo fans, who enjoy celebrating this tradition, decorate their bodies with tattoos that represent their fears or bad luck. For instance, a lady with long, dark hair may inlay a large dragon tattoo over one eye. She would not wear her dragon tattoo on Friday if her birthday was Friday the 13th. The same holds true for guys. They usually won't show off their ink unless it's something really important, such as a promotion or a job interview.
Many amateur tattoo artists create their own versions of Friday the 13ths for their own gallery of fearful artwork. However, the flash sheets and tattoo designs are often of poor quality and could easily be passed off as the real deal. Even though these artists may not be professional tattoo artists, they can often do an excellent job with your design. You should only use flash sheets and not actual black cats when you have a design for Friday the 13th.
Many websites allow you to print post shared images. It's easy to spot the links to these images as they are often tagged “Black Cats”. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of galleries that post shared images with no tags or descriptions. It's easy to tell the difference between real images of black cats and those that are posted as part of a viral art project. Genuine viral videos have tags and descriptions on their YouTube videos.
One way to avoid the confusion of Friday the 13th tattoos is to get tattooed on Friday the first friday of the month. That way, you know you'll be sporting a unique tattoo the entire week. It's also a great way to get an original design and to spend some quality time in the shower room with your significant other. Who knows? The person who has tattooed you might decide to come back and tattoo you again! You could possibly end up sharing your new tattoo with them.
If you do end up with a picture or Flash file with Friday the 13th tat's on it, you should immediately report it to all of your contacts and the person who posted it to begin with. Sometimes bad luck comes along but you shouldn't let it ruin things. You should report it to the artist and the website where the ink was actually purchased. They will most likely remove the ink straightaway in case it becomes infected and then you won't have a problem.
If Friday the 13th really does happen to bring bad luck into your life, don't worry. A lot of people get tattoos on the day that is supposed to be their lucky day, namely the day they become pregnant. Many women also get tattooed on this date because they are planning a baby and so they can use the image of a cute baby to help spur their creativity. Friday the 13ths are not exactly the best days to get tattooed so save them for your next birthday party!