So you want a Rally Tattoo!


Getting a tattoo while at the Sturgis Rally

Many bikers plan on getting a tattoo while attending the Sturgis Rally.  Many decide at the last minute to get one while here. Either way there is a lot to consider, more than just what design you want and where.  Do your research on designs, body location, facility, and artist.

First, are you sure you want a tattoo, tattoos are forever… (they can not always be easily or completely removed.)

The Design.

Some basic questions to consider:

The Body Location.

The Facility.

The Artist.

Ask lots of questions and make sure you are getting what you want.
Watching someone else get a tattoo is a great way to see all the steps for the procedure including how they prep, sanitize and work with a client, the steps in applying a tattoo and how they finish the tattoo and clean up.
Treat getting your tattoo as a medical procedure and the new tattoo as an injury, follow instructions on what to do while it heals.

Tattoo Tuesday

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 

Think you have an awesome tattoo or a great story about your tattoo, then this Tattoo Contest is for you.  Your artwork can land you cash, prizes, and more.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Tattoo Contest will be held at Rally Point, the corner of Main St and Harley Davidson Way.   Anyone with a tattoo can enter.  There is a $10.00 entry fee per category (limit two).  Registration begins on Tuesday August 6th at 5:00 PM and Judging starts at 6:00 PM.


Best Black & Grey: Just as the name implies 

Best Fresh Tattoo: Show off the Tattoo you got yesterday or today

Best Color: The brighter the better

Best Tribal:  Characterized by an all black design

Win a category and be entered in the “Best Of Show” competition. Earn your bragging rights to say you have the Best tattoo in all of Sturgis.


Check out these blogs about getting a Sturgis tattoo.

Wanna get some Rally ink? Read this first! - Creeping Jennie