We will be in and out of the studio Dec 24-Jan 2 for the holidays, various projects, and family time. If you like, leave a voicemail message or send an email, we will be checking periodically during this time. We recommend Surly Goat Tattoo and Piercing for your piercing needs, 605-510-7244. We will be back in the studio with regular hours on January 3rd.
Thank you for your patronage this past year, we appreciate you! Stay safe & warm!
Matt & Cathy Thrash
Mallory & Bridget
Find us at Black Hills Harley-Davidson (inside the main building) at 2820 Harley Drive in Rapid City
SATURDAY JULY 29 to SATURDAY AUGUST 12! We have a well-rounded group of artists to help you celebrate this year's rally!
We look forward to seeing you!
Our West Main studio will be closed July 28 to Aug 15.
After nearly 15 years, we have decided to discontinue Wild Idea Tattoo & Piercing. It has fulfilled its mission! BUT DON'T PANIC! KEEP READING! This is a very intentional and thorough decision, in the works for 3 or 4 years. ALL GOOD!
We LOVE that our long-time employee, friend, and tattoo artist Jamie Grav has launched his own business, Surly Goat Tattoo & Piercing, and plans to stay in the same location! Jamie is putting on another hat = business owner.
Our most sincere gratitude to all of YOU: our clients, colleagues, employees, family, friends and advisors over the years that made our second shop a really incredible trip!! We've seen so much - graduations, weddings, baptisms, funerals. Barf and break-ins. Corona Hail and a pandemic! There were A LOT of tattoos and piercings created in this space... and MORE TO COME! We have seen a lot and are better for it. We wouldn't change a thing. We are proud AND humbled at the same time. Thank you ALL for being a part of it!
We wish Jamie, Pam, Nicole and their families the best of luck!
The 80th Sturgis Rally is officially August 7-16 this year! The City of Sturgis has announced significant changes due to Covid 19. See their website for more info: www.sturgis-sd.gov. WE will be working at the shop this year! Click on "Request an
“The Artistic Stylings of Geno Cole.” This is a first edition sketchbook, about 25 pages long, featuring some of Geno’s drawings. Cost is $40 and we can send it to you. Proceeds go to Geno's family. Contact us for more info!
Gene "Geno" Cole passed away on September 3, 2014. His memory lives on with every person walking around with his art on their body, and in our tattoo shop where he was so instrumental in our lives. We love and miss him! Ride On, Geno!
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.