• 331 Knollwood Drive Rapid City, SD 57701
  • 605-716-4332


We are here! Twenty years in business and some crazy Covid conditions have brought us clarity and we have learned a few things. HERE'S HOW IT AFFECTS YOU:

-CLIENTS AND ARTISTS ARE HAPPIER and more focused when in a one-on-one situation. This means no friends, spouses, pets, etc. will be joining you during the tattoo or piercing. Here are some suggestions for your friends/spouses/pets to do while you're getting your body art: https://www.visitrapidcity.com/things-to-do.

-At this time, masks are not required in the lobby, but are required during your close encounter with your tattoo artist or piercer. We reserve the right to fluctuate this policy at any time, based on the latest conditions of health. Please take care of yourself!

We are asking for patience and flexibility as much as humanely possible. There is just a lot of sh** going on, as you well know.

If you are having a really bad day, we will not join you in that. You may be invited to leave and return when you feel better.


-Matt & Cat Thrash

About Us

Welcome to Wild Idea Tattoo & Piercing!

2001  – A landmark year.  We opened our first shop, Thrash’s Tattoo on West Main in the spring and we were married that fall.  We built Wild Idea Tattoo on Knollwood Drive in 2008.  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!

Thanks for visiting our new website.  You can find us on Facebook as well.  And THANKS for choosing us for your body art!

-Matt & Cathy Thrash

Our Artists

Matt Thrash

Owner / Tattoo Artist

Cat Thrash

Owner / Shop Mom

Pam Roes

Body Piercer

Jamie Grav

Tattoo Artist

Nicole Kendrick

Tattoo Artist

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OUR POLICY: Must be 16 to get pierced, AND parent or guardian must be present for the piercing, with photo IDs on both parent and client. POKETOBER: When scheduling, please note that the price will be adjusted at your appointment time.