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

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

Kayla Tronnes

Tattoo Artist

Pam Roes

Body Piercer / All-around-awesome Assistant

Jamie Grav

Tattoo Artist

Bridget Hermanson

Receptionist / All-around-awesome Assistant

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

October is Poke-tober! Piercings for $35!

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