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.

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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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The 12 Concepts of Service
  1. The ultimate responsibility and authority for Al-Anon world services belongs to the Al-Anon groups.
  2. The Al-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms.
  3. The right of decision makes effective leadership possible.
  4. Participation is the key to harmony.
  5. The rights of appeal and petition protect minorities and insure that they be heard.
  6. The Conference acknowledges the primary administrative responsibility of the Trustees.
  7. The Trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional.
  8. The Board of Trustees delegates full authority for routine management of Al-Anon Headquarters to its executive committees.
  9. Good personal leadership at all service levels is a necessity. In the field of world service the Board of Trustees assumes the primary leadership.
  10. Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided.
  11. The World Service Office is composed of selected committees, executives and staff members.
  12. The spiritual foundation for Al-Anon’s world services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.

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The 12 Traditions
  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants—they do not govern.
  3. The relatives of alcoholics, when gathered together for mutual aid, may call themselves an Al-Anon Family Group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.
  4. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
    Each group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting another group or Al-Anon or AA as a whole.
  5. Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.
  6. Our Family Groups ought never endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim. Although a separate entity, we should always co-operate with Alcoholics Anonymous.
  7. Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Al-Anon Twelfth Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. The Al-Anon Family Groups have no opinion on outside issues; hence our name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and TV. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all AA members.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.

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The 12 Steps
  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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