Happy Friday the 13th. Is that something you actually say?

Seems like an odd statement. Either way, today is Friday the 13th which makes it a unique day.

Some people love today, other people, not so much. I don’t know about you but meeting Jason is not on the top of my list of things to do.

Honestly, I am not even thrilled about the idea of watching the movies. Guess I’m a chicken.

But, as with all horror films, it seems, this one is ever so popular. I’ve seen some art based on Friday the 13th, but not like I figured I would.

So, I decided to share about this lesser utilized, untapped art theme. 

For me, when I typed Friday the 13th art, my mind automatically went to the movie. In fact, I even went to specific art.

Tattoos! I’m not sure why but I felt as if this was a popular theme in the tattoo world.

Tattoo artist, Chris Gilliland of Electric Avenue in Syracuse, New York is responsible for this Friday the 13th tattoo (along with 90% of my personal tattoos). 

Friday the 13th, is full of superstitions that have nothing to do with the movie. The number 13 is a huge part of that.

There are many hotels that skip the 13th floor altogether. According to The Medium, 9% to 13% of the U.S population believes that Friday the 13th is genuinely an unlucky day.

In Tarot decks, the 13th card is Death. I don’t know what the Death card means but it can’t be good, can it?

Whether you believe in good or bad luck, you can’t deny all the superstition around Friday the 13th. According to History, on September, Friday 13, 1940, the Germans bombed Buckingham Palace.

September, Friday 13, 1996, Tupac Shakor was killed in a drive by shooting.  One of the greatest performers, musicians and artists of my lifetime was taken on the dreaded Friday the 13th.

That is definitely bad luck in my book!

Black and grey Jason at Camp Crystal Lake with nude camp counsellor by Matt Beirne at Stefano’s Tattoo Studio in Ft. Lauderdale.

So, whether you think today is bad luck or not, we can all agree that this theme makes for some interesting art. It’s not Monday so it’s not challenge day but I do hope you’ll send your great “Friday the 13th” art our way.

I know there will be many unique concepts and I can’t wait to share your submissions with all of the Her Blaze supporters!

One of the greatest artists ever, Meryl Streep said, “me feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I am superstitious enough to believe that.”

Who else agrees with Meryl?

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