Note: no babies will be tattooed at this event. Babies are not 18. This photo is from Coney Island.

You've probably heard of tattoo special holidays, like Friday the 13th, in Lubbock. It's a tradition among some shops to offer incredible deals on specific pre-drawn flash tattoos on that unlucky day. I've even seen shops do hole-in-the-wall specials where particularly brave folks can get a tattoo for a hell of a deal, but can't see the tattoo beforehand. I'd be afraid I'd get a tattoo of a doody or something.

Lubbock's The Brand Tattoo Studio will be doing something I've never seen before: a Mom's Day special. And it makes perfect sense. "Mom" tattoos have been a tattoo trope since the beginning of modern electric tattooing.

The event will be held at 2859 34th Street this Friday, May 14th starting at 1 p.m. and cutting off at 10 p.m. Patrons can choose off of pre-drawn Mom's Day-themed flash sheets and get a tattoo for, get this, $25. That is outrageously inexpensive, as most shops have a minimum of $50 for any tattoo.

From their event page:

$25 small, flash tattoo special. You don’t have to be a mother or female to get a tattoo. This is for everyone. Please bring ID and form line outside the front door

This will be a well-attended event so be patient, be kind and tip your artist. Even if you're paying full retail for a tattoo, you should tip. If you're getting a major hookup, you absolutely should tip. Consider it an easy way to garner good karma.

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