Iron Age will be hosting out annual Cancer Awareness Benefit on Sunday, September 16th all day long (noon to 8pm). The event stands as a memorial to two of our departed friends Joe Wyatt, and Karl Kaltenthaler. We will be tattooing $50 awareness ribbons of any color, with all proceeds going to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center. We will also have a donation jar out for those who don’t want a tattoo or if you just want to donate more than $50 to a life changing cause!
Friday the 13th went over real well, and you guys seemed to like the flash sheet the most out of any other Friday the 13th. We’ve now got a little over a year to plan for the next one so expect really cool new things!
So if the world ends in December like the Mayan’s predicted than this is your last chance to get a Friday the 13th tattoo! We will be doing $13 tattoos with a lucky $7 tip on Friday*, July 13th from noon-10pm. It’s just first come, first serve all day. The last few have been a blast for all, and you guys have helped us keep a positive vibe throughout the day. So lets continue it and go out with a bang this year!
*Tattoos are from a select sheet that we will only unveil at the shop, right when we open the doors. These are the only tattoos that are $13 with a lucky $7 tip. You cannot modify the tattoo in anyway. This means, color and size stay the exact same. If you wish to change the tattoo that can be done, but no longer at the $13 with a lucky $7 tip price.
We will be starting to highlight customers every so often now. The idea is to introduce you to customers who have a cool little story behind their tattoos.
This post we are featuring a girl named Rebecca who came in today. Now that we’ve been open since 1994 we’re now having the privilege of tattooing multiple generations of return customers and this customer perfectly demonstrates why!
CITY: University City
WHAT ARE YOU GETTING TATTOOED: “A swallow on my right shoulder blade”
STORY BEHIND YOUR TATTOO: “About 12 years ago my mom got this tattoo [at Iron Age]. I remember even when I was little thinking it was the coolest thing. My mom and I are very close, and it is really hard for her to have to say goodbye to me as I prepare to leave for college. Having the same tattoo is a way for my mom and I to stay connected, even as I move on in my life.”
What a blast this Friday the 13th was! We ended up doing just under 200 lucky tattoos this time. We will more than likely be doing the next one in April, so lets just to break 200 this time!
Also, we’ve got two new artist portfolios featured on our website. One is of an appointment only artist named Kirk Nitzche, and the other a walk-in artist who moved here from Cincinnati just to work at Iron Age and his name is Caleb Quales. You can check both of their portfolios under our artist page!