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

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

Loren D Gooden

Shop Manager & Tattoo Artist

Aaron Pearcy

Tattoo Artist

Kevin Troxel

Tattoo Artist

Kirston Hilpert

Body Piercer

Amanda Gardner

All-around-awesome assistant / Tattoo Apprentice

Our Blogs

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

2018 was a great rally!  THANKS EVERYONE!  See you in August 2019 for the 79th Annual Sturgis Rally!

Geno Cole Sketchbook

“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!

Geno Cole, In Memoriam, 1967-2014

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

Saturdays! Come see Kirston for Nip-Out November!! Nipple piercings = Buy One Get One Free!!

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