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About Lucky 13

In 2008 we opened the doors of our then small shop with the goal of providing affordable high quality tattoos 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 stop into the shop in person with any questions.

Artists


  • Brandon DeLong

    Brandon DeLong

    Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm - Fridays & Saturdays: by appointment Portfolio

    Brandon started his career at the age of 16 with a passion for piercing and learning about the tattoo industry. With over 10 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.


  • James Clouser

    James Clouser

    Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm - Fridays & Saturdays: by appointment Portfolio

    James Clouser started his tattooing career over ten years ago in the small town of Kutztown. Since then, he has traveled the world honing his skills as a tattoo artist. In that time, he had developed a love for the neo-traditional style of tattooing, and has won awards for his tattoos in the neo-traditional style.
    James, along with his brother Jason, and Brandon started Lucky 13 in the summer of ’08. And since then, James has continued to call Lucky 13 his home. He currently travels around the states attending tattoo conventions a few times a year. He also travels outside of the states to visit and tattoo at other shops.

  • Kyle Zizik

    Kyle Zizik

    Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm Portfolio

    Kyle is a Kutztown University graduate who began his piercing career in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. His dedication to providing a safe, precise, and comfortable piercing experience for every client drives him to continually grow as a professional piercer.


FAQ


Is it safe?

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.

Do I need an appointment or can I just walk-in?

We do accept walk-ins when our schedules allow but for larger pieces we recommend making an appointment. We do require a non-refundable deposit for appointments which will be credited towards your tattoo when you come in to get it done.

How much do you charge?

It all depends on size, detail and placement of your tattoo design. Our shop minimum is $50 and our hourly rate is $100.

Piercings vary with most being $45 and some are more. We discount multiple piercings if you are getting more than one at a time.

How old do you have to be?

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 (affidavit available at the shop and there’s a notary right down the street) 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 at the shop)

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.

Can I bring my kids with me?

No, we do not allow children in the tattoo shop under any circumstances.

Why so much paperwork for my kid to get pierced?

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 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.

Can I pay with my card?

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.

How do I take care of my new tattoo?
  • 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.
How do I take care of my new piercing?
  • 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 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 1-6 months 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.
What kind of metal is used in the jewelry you pierce with?

We use only high quality implant grade steel, titanium or 14kt gold to pierce with. We also only use high quality internally threaded jewelry for initial piercings. We carry jewelry from the best manufacturers like Anatometal, NeoMetal, LeRoi 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.

If I bring my own jewelry can you use it to pierce me and would it be cheaper?

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.

Contact Us

We do not take appointments over the phone or via email. You must come in to the shop and put a deposit down to set up an appointment.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12:00-8:00
Sunday: Closed

Address: 314 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530

Phone: 610.683.6969


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