Veterans Memorial Arena September 28-30, 2018

Artist Sign Up


Please read this page carefully before filling out the form below.

Booth Rental:
Booth size is 10’x10’ with three chairs in each booth. The rental fee is $550 per booth for local artists and $450 for traveling artists. The City of Fargo has its own health regulations and any artist not from the Fargo/Moorhead area is considered a traveling artist. The cost of temporary licensing is $100.

*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* If you register and pay for your booth before June 30th, 2018 you will receive $50 off the booth price.

Sign Up Instructions (Read before filling out the form below):

  1. Artist must provide CPR and Hepatitis B Vaccination certifications before they are allowed to perform any procedure. If you need assistance finding your Hepatitis B Vaccination records you can contact that state health department in which you received the vaccination. Here is a link to all state health departments: To get a copy of your records you will have to fill out an immunization record request form.
  2. Print the 2018 Technician License Form and fill out. Once you have been accepted you will need to send this document to the following Fargo Health Department contact to complete your licensing.

    Derek Felber
    [email protected]
    1240 25th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103-2367
    Phone: 701-241-1512
    Fax: 701-298-6929

  3. Please review: 2018 Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo (RIIE) Artists Requirements
  4. Fill out the form below to register for the 2018 Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo. Someone will respond and send you an invoice once your portfolio is accepted.

"A Good Place to Start"

Need a good place to start? Kelly Severtson’s education seminar is exactly that. Whether you are just beginning your journey as a tattoo artist or are a seasoned veteran looking for some inspiration, this class aims to give you that push you need. Examine what makes a good tattoo and what can be done to more objectively critique your own work.

Additionally, Kelly will be giving a step-by-step look into his own creative process, from reference collection, to image making, to preparing for the tattoo itself. The focus will primarily be on the use of iPads and Procreate, however, pen-and-paper types need not be discouraged. The valuable information presented will be applicable cross-platform for your tools of choice.

At the close of the seminar, Kelly will execute the tattoo and all class attendees will be invited to stay and watch. During this time, he will field questions regarding his method and techniques. Following the tattoo’s completion, Kelly will be offering 15-minute one-on-one portfolio critiques for $25 after the seminar.

Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Upstairs Meeting Room | Veterans Memorial Arena
Cost: $75 for the class. $25 for 15-minute one-on-one portfolio critiques.
How to register: Click here to register