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.


  • Lucky 13 Tattoos-Tabby Wirebach

    Tabby Wirebach

    By appointment only

    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.

  • Lucky 13 Tattoos-Brandon Delong

    Brandon DeLong

    Tuesday-Saturday; 10am-6pm (By appointment only) Portfolio

    Brandon started his career in 2005 with a passion for piercing and learning about the tattoo industry. With over 15 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.


  • Lucky 13 Tattoos James Clouser

    James Clouser

    By appointment only 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.

  • Lucky 13 Tattoos- Kyle Zizik

    Kyle Zizik

    By appointment only Portfolio

    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.


When can I see my tattoo design?

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.

How do I book a tattoo right now?

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.

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?

FOR PIERCING SERVICES: Please call (610)683-6969 to schedule an appointment. We usually have same day availability for piercings just call ahead to check availability and schedule a time to come in. We will also accept walk-in piercing services Tuesdays – Saturdays if we are available. This means that without an appointment you may be asked to come back at a later time or may be asked to wait in our lobby if we are assisting other clients. Appointments are highly recommended for guaranteed service.

FOR TATTOO SERVICES: All tattoo services are by appointment only. Our artists are very busy and we cannot accommodate walk-in tattoos. Please email us at with all tattoo inquiries including price estimates, consultations, appointment availability, and appointment booking. An artist will get back to you as soon as possible. Usually within 1-4 business days.

How much do you charge?

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.

How old do you have to be? What do I need if I’m under 18?

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 for most piercings and no younger than 6 for standard earlobe piercings) 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.

Minors with parental consent must have all of the following:

  • Parent must be present with valid Photo I.D.
  • Minor must have photo ID (recent school ID from the most recent school year completed, state issued ID card, passport, 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. All identification must be present and with you, we will not accept pictures of ID cards.

Can I bring my kids with me?

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

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 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.

Can I pay with my card?

Yes you can! We accept all major cards. We also accept cold hard cash or gold bullion. 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 healing ointment such as Redemption tattoo aftercare, Hustle Butter tattoo aftercare, A+D, Neosporin, etc… Your skin needs to breathe 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, paper towel or gauze.
  • Rinse your piercing with clean water and pat it dry with a clean disposable paper towel.
  • Do not use soaps, bactine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, “ear care” solution, oils, aspirin, 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.
What kind of metal is used in the jewelry you pierce with?

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.

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 in the store to make sure it is the right size and material and to make sure it is sterile.

For all PIERCING services please call to book an appointment. We will accept walk-in piercing services Tuesdays – Saturdays if we are available. This means that without an appointment you may be asked to come back at a different time or day or you may be asked to wait in our lobby if we are assisting other clients. Appointments are highly recommended.

For all TATTOO services please email us directly at   Tattoo services are by appointment only.


Monday- Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed


Address: 314 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530

Phone: 610.683.6969

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