Aug. 13—LEWISTON — The minimal worth for a tattoo at Altered Picture Tattoo store is $75.
“No exceptions,” states the signal on the entrance counter … besides on Friday the thirteenth.
“It is type of like a practice right here,” tattoo artist Bernadette “Queen B” Racine mentioned about providing tattoos for $13 someday a yr.
Prospects began lining up an hour earlier than the store opened Friday morning. Katie Sinclair and Adam Burdin arrived at 8 a.m. and had been first to seize the $13 particular.
Artist Ryan “Rhino” Dean mentioned $13 tattoos are frequent at retailers on Friday the thirteenth as a approach to get the names of the newer artists on the market. Racine not too long ago moved up from an apprentice to a licensed artist so providing $13 artworks is an effective means for her purchase a buyer base.
So far as Dean inking an arm for $13, “No thanks,” he mentioned.
With the period of time and supplies wanted to provide so many small tattoos, Dean acknowledged the enterprise loses cash on Friday the thirteenth, however getting new prospects by way of the door is an effective factor.
“COVID hit us fairly arduous and shut us down for 4 months,” he mentioned.
Since they began the $13 tattoo promotion, Altered Picture’s document for probably the most prospects getting new ink is 31, Racine mentioned. She hoped to do a minimum of 13 on Friday and Burdin gave assurances it was a practical objective.
“You will not have any issues reaching that,” he mentioned whereas individuals ready exterior the store.
To reap the benefits of the $13 promotion, prospects might both select from one among 13 designs created by Racine or a zodiac signal. Every other art work would price a minimum of $75.
“I am nonetheless studying and have much more to be taught, however I completely adore it,” Racine mentioned. “I get to attract for a dwelling.”