About Lucky 13
In 2008 we opened the doors of our then small shop with the goal of providing affordable high quality tattoos and body piercings to our hometown and the surrounding areas. We’ve been making that goal a reality ever since. Now located at 314 West Main Street in the heart of Kutztown our shop has grown to include four very talented tattoo artists, two piercers and a piercing apprentice. All of our staff is dedicated to providing our clients with high quality tattoos and body piercings in a safe, comfortable environment. Whether it be changing out jewelry that you just cant seem to unscrew, getting your first tattoo, wanting that piercing you saw on Pinterest or getting your entire back tattooed, we have an artist that would be happy to help you. Take a look at our artists portfolios and feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email if you have any questions.
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania ALL services we offer must be done by appointment only. Call or email with any questions.
Tabby joined the Lucky 13 family in the fall of 2017 as an apprentice and has been tattooing since the summer of 2018. As she tattoos, she is attending Kutztown University as a studio arts major with a concentration in drawing. Originally from Robesonia, Tabby has found a second home in Kutztown at the University and in the shop. Though her journey has nearly just begun, being a tattoo artist has been a long time dream that she still can’t believe came true so early in life.
While she is still honing her skills and finding her style, she loves drawing nature and all things art history related.
Abby started her journey in the tattoo industry at a young age, and began tattooing full-time in the summer of 2016. She grew up in the small town of Kutztown, but has tattooed all around the state. Having always been an avid artist of many mediums, she eagerly took the next step into tattooing and very quickly fell in love.
Abby often incorporates a neo-traditional style into her artwork, and is always looking to expand her knowledge in the field.
Brandon started his career in 2005 with a passion for piercing and learning about the tattoo industry. With over 12 years experience now he has the same drive he had the day he started. In 2008 he, James and Jason Clouser opened the doors of Lucky 13 with the goal of bringing affordable, high quality work to their hometown and surrounding areas.
Brandon loves piercing and is constantly learning and growing as a professional body piercer to give all his clients a safe and comfortable experience.
Kyle started working at Lucky 13 in 2014 while attending Kutztown
University. He is dedicated to learning everything he possibly can about
tattooing and is always ready to take on a new or challenging project in
the interest of that pursuit. He tends to lean towards black and grey or
blackwork designs but is just happy to be tattooing regardless of the
style or subject.
Your design will be ready on the day and at the time of your scheduled appointment unless arrangements are made, and agreed upon, with your artist BEFORE BOOKING your appointment. We schedule your appointment with plenty of time to check out the design and make any minor changes before having the tattoo done.
Email us with the following information:
-Include “tattoo appointment” in the subject line of your email.
-Reference pictures of your design/ideas. Please include pictures as attachments to the email.
-How big would you like the tattoo done? Please estimate in inches (using a ruler or tape measure). “not too big”, “not too small”, or “medium size” is not an accurate estimate.
-Where exactly on your body would you like the design placed. Examples: “left cheek” or “top of head” or “outside of left bicep” or “inside of left calf”.
-Color or black and grey?
-If there is any text in your design, what type of font would you like it done in?
-Any other important details about the design you’d like the artist to know.
Please include all information as plain text in the body of the email and attach any picture references to the email. Include all questions you may have in the same email too. Separate emails with multiple questions, explanations, or thoughts will make the process take longer and we would like to cut down on any unnecessary back-and-forth to get you booked as quickly as possible.
Once we receive your email, an artist will get back to you within 1-4 business days (days that we are open) with a price estimate and instructions on how to book an appointment.
Please be patient as we are very busy tattooing full time, drawing designs for customers with appointments, as well as spending hours responding to email inquiries.
Absolutely. We use brand new single use needles for each tattoo or piercing and then dispose of them properly. All of our tools, equipment and jewelry are packaged sealed and sterilized to avoid cross contamination. We have our Autoclave in the shop and it is spore tested monthly to ensure that it is working properly. We take pride in our clean, safe and comfortable tattoo and piercing spaces.
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania we are not permitted to perform any walk-in services. All services we offer must be done by appointment. This includes purchasing jewelry, consultations, and check-ups.
FOR PIERCING SERVICES: Please call (610)683-6969 to schedule and appointment. We usually have same day availability for piercings just call ahead to check availability and schedule a time to come in.
FOR TATTOO SERVICES: Please email us at [email protected] an artist will get back to you as soon as possible. Usually within 1-4 business days.
It all depends on size, detail and placement of your tattoo design. Our shop minimum is $60 and our hourly rate is $120.
Piercing prices depend on the jewelry that is chosen for the initial piercing. Prices range from $50-$65 each. These prices include your choice of basic jewelry.
To receive a tattoo or piercing you must be 18 years or older and have proper identification. We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 even with parental consent. We do pierce clients under 18 (usually no younger than 12 depending on piercing) with parental consent, proper I.D. and paperwork. We need an affidavit signed and notarized (email us for the printable affidavit) we need a photo I.D. AND original birth certificate (we do not accept copies) for the minor and a valid photo I.D. for the parent.
What is acceptable identification?
For adults 18 and older they are one of the following:
- A valid state issued I.D. card
- A valid state issued drivers license (no out of country drivers licenses)
- A valid passport
- A valid military I.D.
- A recent photo I.D. (like a school ID card) AND your original birth certificate.
Minors with parental consent must have all of the following:
- Parent must be present with Photo I.D.
- Minor must have photo ID (recent school ID, state issued ID card or drivers license) AND their original birth certificate.
- You must have a signed and notarized affidavit (available via email)
All documents must be originals we do not accept copies. All forms of ID must be valid and not expired. We will not accept expired ID’s.
No, we do not allow children in the tattoo shop under any circumstances.
We want to protect everyone involved as piercing a minor is a pretty big deal. No one but a parent or legal guardian can sign and give consent for a minor. They are the only adult that, by Pennsylvania state law, can make a decision for a minor that will change his or her body. These steps and paperwork help to ensure that no one but you can make a decision for your child.
Yes you can! We accept Visa and MasterCard. We also accept cold hard cash. We do not take checks, trades, IOU’s or payment plans. Payment in full is expected when services are complete that day.
- Wash your tattoo thoroughly with a mild unscented, undyed antibacterial/antimicrobial soap and warm water.
- Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Apply a very thin layer of Aquaphor ointment. Your skin needs to breath to heal so don’t over do it. Less is more!
- Re-apply ointment as needed during the day. Don’t let it dry out.
- Always wash your hands before and after touching your tattoo.
- The healing process usually takes 2-3 weeks but varies. Follow all the instructions you were given by your artist.
- Clean your piercing using a saline solution meant for wound care.
- Spray the saline directly onto your piercing, gently clean around your piercing and jewelry with your clean fingertip.
- Rinse your piercing with clean water and pat it dry with a clean disposable paper towel.
- Do not use bactine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, “ear care” solution, bactine, or neosporin on a new piercing
- Do not use q-tips or cotton balls to clean your new piercing.
- Do not touch your piercing other than to clean it. Do not “spin” the jewelry or wiggle it. Excess movement can lead to complications.
- Do not take out the jewelry until it is fully healed.
- Do not apply make-up on or around a healing piercing.
- Healing can take anywhere from 3-6 months or more depending on the piercing and your body. Follow all the instructions your artist has given you for the time they specified. Return to the shop within the time specified by your piercer to check on your jewelry and possibly downsize it.
We use only high quality implant grade steel, titanium, 14kt or 18kt gold to pierce with. We also only use high quality internally threaded or treadless jewelry for initial piercings. We carry jewelry from the best manufacturers like Anatometal, NeoMetal, LeRoi, Tether, and Body Gems to be used in initial or healed piercings. Please notify your artist of any known allergy to metals or latex so we can take the steps to protect you.
No, we can only use the jewelry we have to make sure it is the right size and material and to make sure it is sterile.
About Lucky 13 In 2008 we opened the doors of our then small shop with the goal of providing affordable high quality tattoos and body piercings to our hometown and the surrounding areas. We’ve