3223 West Main Street Rapid City SD 57702



About Us

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.)

Thrash’s is truly a family affair these days, with our teenage kids starting to learn the ropes in the business as well! Both kids have begun to show some artistic talents, as well as being all-around good helpers at the shop. We love our employees and consider them family as well!

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

Picking a design

You have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss size and details with staff to achieve the look you want.

Placement of design

Give the location of your tattoo considerable thought. Do you want to see it? Discuss this with the staff.

Choice of artist

This subject is probably the most personal of all the aspects of receiving a tattoo.

Paying the price

In this trade, you should see plenty of examples of the artist’s work and question their knowledge.