• 3223 West Main Street Rapid City SD 57702
  • 605-343-6372

Important Information

IS THIS The Other Side? Maybe. (May 1, 2020)

We are grateful for your patience and hope you are healthy! All of our staff has remained well during this time, thank you for your concern. What a long strange trip!

We are re-creating our body art business to take into account the safety of our clients, ourselves, our community. Considerations include: the current local and national data regarding Covid19, new recommended practices in our industry, and of course the availability of PPE, especially disposable masks. There is a lot to acclimate to, for us as artists and you as clients, and we are glad you're on this trip with us! Here's what we know now:

~Tattoo and piercing will be 'appointment only' status for the time being.

~We will be calling clients to reschedule, beginning with those that were cancelled due to the closure.

~If you have a deposit or gift certificate, we will honor them and extend them as needed.

~Matt will begin at Thrash's on West Main. We intend to start at a slow pace and then add staff and increase clients, as we see fit, based on the virus numbers and how the process goes. Thank you again for your patience. We have always been the leader in sanitation and cleanliness in our business environment, as well as blood-borne pathogen knowledge. The CV19 virus being airborne brings in the need for more caution, equipment and practices.
We do not have an exact date yet. Please stay tuned for updates here, and on our websites.

Again, we thank you.

Matt says: "We would love to swing the doors wide open and see you! But, I've never played games with the safety of my clients or people, and am not about to start now. I'm starting a pathway for us to reengage with each other in the shops safely. Please be patient and check back often."

Matt & Cathy Thrash

Thrash's Tattoo ~ 3223 West Main
Wild Idea Tattoo & Piercing ~ 331 Knollwood Drive

About Us

Welcome to Thrash’s Tattoo!

2001 was a landmark year: we opened our first tattoo shop, starting small in a strip mall in the spring, and we were married that fall.  In 2004, we moved to our current West Main location.  Then in 2008, we built Wild Idea Tattoo on Knollwood Drive.  Throw in a couple kids and dogs and soon enough,  you’ve been at it for 20 years!

We’ve seen many trends and fads over the years in the world of tattoo and body piercing.   But one thing stays the same: people want quality work from quality artists.  And that’s what we have right here – the best crew providing the best work.  Talented and fun, hard-working and dedicated.  We love our Tattoo Family! (Read more about each of us on the Our Artists page and view our work.)

Appointments are strongly recommended, especially if you’re traveling from a distance, and during the summertime.  We accommodate walk-in appointments as much as possible, but call ahead… we are busy!  We LOVE brainstorming and creating custom body art just for you!

Come enjoy the beautiful Black Hills, and we look forward to seeing you soon! THANKS for choosing us for your body art!

-Matt & Cathy Thrash

Our Artists

Matt Thrash

Owner / Tattoo Artist

Cat Thrash

Owner / Shop Mom

Kirston Hilpert

Body Piercer

Amanda Allison

Tattoo Artist

Bridget Hermanson

Receptionist / All-around-awesome Assistant

Promos & Events

The 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is planned for August 7-14, 2020. With the Covid 19 situation, the City of Sturgis will release their official decision on the rally on June 15, 2020.