Saturday, 14 January 2012

Friday XIII

So yesterday I went for my tradition Friday 13th tattoo. I went to Needle Queen where I've been tattooed before and they we're doing a selection of Friday 13th themed flash for £13 each. 

Getting tattooed.
Broken looking glass. 

Old Friday 13th tattoos. 

First Friday 13th tattoo. 
When I got my first 13 tattoo I just happened to be getting my hand tattooed by Sarah Schor on Friday 13th and we decided to pop a little 13 on there somewhere so I'd always remember the date that I got tattooed! Anyway, it worked! And started a little tradition - now I have 4 Friday 13th tattoos and I'm sure I'll add more. They're a great way of filling up little gaps. 

This song is the soundtrack to this blog post...

I love the history behind the Friday 13th superstition too. Obviously the films did nothing to help it but I think traditionally the superstition of the number 13 comes from numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israeltwelve Apostles of Jesusthe 12 Descendants of Muhammad Imams, etc.. whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. Having 13 people sat at a table is suppose to be unlucky too - this derives from a Norse myth and the Last Super. 

And Fridays have been considered unlucky since in the 14th century. It was been suggested that this started due to the Christian scripture that states Jesus was crucified on a Friday.

I think that anyone who's ever worked a 9-5 job would probably agree with me when I say that Mondays are far more unlucky that Fridays...


  1. what a neat tradition! in addition to working a monday - friday job, i also think anyone who's ever gone to school can also agree that mondays are far more unlucky (but maybe i just really, really hated school).

  2. I wasn't aware of the whole tattoo tradition thing until this year; I especially like the broken looking glass one.

  3. I think I have 3 or 4 friday the 13th tattoos, and only got the "13" on the first one, but I love having little tick marks for special days like that. The last fri. the 13th tattoos we got, we took the day off work/life and rode bikes to a little french bakery for breakfast where I found a fly in my hashbrowns, it rained a little, and since Doug is friends with the owner, he cut us in before opening to get a popeye and a fleur de lis. Every time I look at popeye, I remember what a sweet day it was. I like the kewpie, is that what you call the little babyface?!?! <3

    1. Yeah it's a kewpie! It's taken from a really old piece of tattoo flash of a boxing baby! I love your friday 13th story :)