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Birmingham's Premier
Tattoo & Piercing Parlor

Get your tattoo with extraordinary service and artistic excellence.

ABOUT CLASSIC 13 TATTOO

Classic 13 Tattoo by John Mihelic and Bryan Haynes has a team of incredible talented local artists with tremendous long term Birmingham tattoo reputations. Together this team has a combined 50+ years of experience piercing and tattooing. At Classic 13 Tattoo we strive to achieve highest quality tattooing with as little pretense or attitude as possible. Our shop has a relaxed atmosphere, and we are happy to work with whatever you have in mind for your tattoo.

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What You Need To Know

Portfolios

We love to create other’s visions. Bring us your idea and we will make it happen!

Artists

Together we have a combined 50+ years of experience piercing and tattooing. 

Studio

2107 2nd Avenue South, Suite A 
Birmingham, AL 35233

Advice

What statement would you like to make to the world? Classic 13 Tattoo wants to help you get your message across loud and clear! We offer custom tattoo service as well as complete body piercing service. Choose from one of our thousands of designs, or bring us your concept and we will free-hand it into a spectacular work of art.

Design

When people are thinking about getting a tattoo, some know exactly what they want, while others like to see some ideas before settling on one tattoo design.  At Classic 13 Tattoo, we love discussing sources of inspiration for your tattoo design and to help you understand how we create the final design we will use for your tattoo.

Some people think they need to have the final tattoo design in hand when they walk in our doors.  This isn’t true!  Remember, our tattoo artists are truly accomplished artists, and drawing tattoos is what they do best other than their tattooing work!  You can certainly leave the artwork to our professionals.  We spend all day thinking up awesome tattoo designs, we understand how to create and execute a tattoo design that looks good on skin (which is different from any other medium), and we are good at what we do.  We’ve done thousands of tattoos, we know what will work best and fit your vision.

Having said that, we certainly want you to bring us your ideas and we want to make sure the tattoo design is exactly what you want.

We know tattoos are about having fun, not about following the rules.  But at Classic 13 Tattoo, we follow a number of strict rules, to ensure your safety and guarantee we provide you the highest quality care.  It is supremely important to us that we adhere to all these rules all the time, and we want to share them with you so you know the drill. There are some basic rules that all good tattoo studios follow.

Here are the key things to know:

  • Our studio adheres to the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene.
  • We cannot tattoo anyone under 17. The only way for a minor to get tattooed or pierced is that a parent be present and for both minor and parents to have ID’s and a birth certificate or guardianship papers.
  • You must present a valid ID before we can tattoo you.
  • We do not tattoo anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Sterilization, Age Requirements… read more

We know, rules are one of the last things you want to think about when you are ready for your next piercing. But at Classic 13 Tattoo, we follow a few important rules that ensure your safety and guarantee we provide you the highest quality experience and complete satisfaction. It is supremely important to us that we adhere to all these rules all the time, and we want to share them with you so you know the drill. There are some basic rules that all good tattoo studios follow.

Here are the key things to know:

  • We offer piercings for people as young as 16 with a parent present, and both must have proper identification.
  • You must present a valid ID before we can pierce you.
  • Our studio adheres to the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene. We do not pierce anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Age Requirements​… read more

FAQ

Q.  I’m new to tattooing, where do I start?

At Classic 13 Tattoo we do take walk-ins but it’s best to plan ahead. Have a few concrete ideas about what you want done and how you want your tattoo to look on your body. Then, we invite you to come into the shop and cruise our many references, examples, and photo books of each artists work for inspiration or clarification of your ideas. Choose an artist whose work or energy you like. Now you are ready to come in or call and set up a consultation with the artist you choose, and she will be glad to help realize your vision.

Q.  Once I’ve decided I want a tattoo, how does the process work?

You can come in any time to talk to an artist. We take walk ins and appointments. If you have a particular artist in mind, you can contact the artist through his/her social media or through email to set up a consultation. During your consultation you will discuss your design with your artist and set an appointment to be tattooed at a later date. A deposit is required for all appointments and is non refundable. We ask that you give at least 48 hours notice if you can not make it to your appointment. If sufficient notice is not given, you will be asked to leave another deposit in order to set another appointment.

Q.  How do I prepare for my appointment?… read more

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2107 2nd Ave. S., Suite A,
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 224-5666

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