Friday 13th

24-hour Tattoo Marathon

Elm Street Tattoo hosts a 24-hour tattoo marathon EVERY Friday 13th from midnight to midnight. The event is CASH ONLY, requires photo ID, and you must be 18 to get tattooed, no exceptions.

The walk-in line begins forming Thursday night and is first come first serve. We also do an optional pre-signup for those that want to skip the line and guarantee their spot.  Info regarding the pre-signup will be released soon through social media and updated here as well.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are holding back information on this event as the format may change in order to facilitate social distancing and a healthy/safe environment.

Tattoos & Prices

The Elm Street Tattoo Friday 13th flash sheet has over 200 designs that are $13 each with a mandatory $7 tip for good luck ($20 total). There are other flash sheets (seen right) with designs ranging from $40 to $400 and bring the number of designs available to nearly 400 in total.  The larger designs are priced at a bargain versus typical pricing.


The pre-signup details will be posted on our social media soon. It is optional, but necessary if you want to guarantee your spot at a particular time. The pre-signup ensures that you will get in the door at the time you reserve, not get immediately tattooed.

There is typically a 15-45min wait for pre-signups once you get in the door. The same rules apply for the pre-signup; first come first serve, photo ID and $20 cash required. Note that the pre-signup can and WILL sell out.  There are approximately 330 slots available. The $20 cash at the pre-signup goes toward the tattoo and we ask all that want to do a larger design let us know at the signup if possible.  A slightly larger deposit may be necessary to reserve a larger design.

Photo ID is required at the pre-signup AND the tattoo event for those that sign up. Reserving your place cannot be done over the phone or web. You must sign up in person and cannot sign up for other people. You obviously have to be 18 to get tattooed, there no exceptions under Texas State Laws.

Pre-Signup and Event Schedule

Our Friday 13th event has grown to include all three of our Dallas shops!  We now offer multiple signup options throughout the week before so that everyone has a chance to lock in a time if they want (pre-signup is OPTIONAL, we still run a walk-in line at the main shop and our new Heart in Hand Lower Greenville location).

Thursday ??? @ Heart in Hand Gallery Elm – Noon to Close all weekend – Pre-signup for larger designs begins at noon.  We will take appointments for these larger designs through the weekend (until Monday 3/9).  Availability is limited and a $50 cash deposit is required.  We also request that folks select their design at signup.  The design sheets are available to view on our Instagram feed or in person at Heart in Hand Gallery Elm.

Tuesday 11/10 @ Tiki Loco in Deep Ellum – 5pm to 10pm – Pre-signup for $20 designs that will be done at the main Elm Street Tattoo location.  This signup is limited to approximately 330 spaces over 24hours. We will still leave room for walk-ins, but this will guarantee your spot.

Thursday 11/12 – All of our tattoo shops will be closed so our staff can be READY TO PARTY at MIDNIGHT!!!

Friday 11/13 – PARTY!!!