Info & FAQ

General Information

The Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo is an event combining two separate genres that align when we compare the skill, artistry, and expression shared by tattoos and motorcycles. Over 60 artists will be tattooing on-site along with 130+ custom-built motorcycles on display throughout the venue.

Entertainment and schedule to be announced at a later date.

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Doors from 2 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Doors from 10 am to 11 pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021- Doors from 10 am to 6 pm

Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078

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Single-day tickets: $10
Three-day passes: $25

Tickets can be purchased at the door the days of the event. 

Yes, Roughrider Ink & Iron is an all ages event. However, some areas of the event may be restricted to ages 21+. Please bring a valid photo I.D. with if you wish to enter those areas.

ALL patrons, regardless of age, need a ticket.

Yes, ALL patrons need a ticket to enter the event.

Both food and drink will be available for purchase during the event. There will also be beer and liquor for sale around the facility.


Patrons who would like a tattoo will need to contact an artist directly. Confirmed artists are listed on the artist page.

Patrons MUST BE 18 years of age to get tattooed at the expo.

Pricing will be decided by the artist performing the tattoo. Cost varies depending on color, size, intricacy, and numerous other factors including the skill level of the artist.

Roughrider Ink & Iron does not determine any tattoo pricing and has no decision-making involvement in what each artist charges.

Tattoo Contests

Registry for all tattoo contests will take place at the event on the days they are awarded. Each contest category is a $5 registration fee.

Yes, you must be present to be win as judges critique the tattoos onsite. Contest winners will be announced at the end of each day.

Info coming soon…

2:30pm / Realistic (non-human portrait)
3:00pm / Floral
3:30pm / Sleeve
4:20pm / Chest Piece
4:40pm / Back Piece
5:30pm / Male and Female Overall
6:00pm / Cover-up
6:30pm / Tattoo of the Day
7:00pm / Tattoo of the Show

*Times subject to change.


All custom motorcycles will be on display beginning Saturday, September 28th until Sunday, September 29th. The award ceremony for bikes will be held on Sunday evening. Actual award times will be posted to our website and social media pages closer to the event.

Roughrider Ink & Iron welcomes ALL types of custom motorcycles to our event from vintage to modern and chopper to bobber.

You can submit your bike for review on our webpage:

Once completed, your submission will be reviewed by our team and you will be notified if your bike is chosen for the show. All motorcycles in the show are judged for the bike awards with no charge. 

The contest categories will be announced on our website and social media pages as we get closer to the event. Please check back frequently for updates.

Get Tickets

Tickets for Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo will be available at the door. See below for the different ticket & pass options.

Weekend Pass – $35.00 + tax
Single Day (Adult) – $15.00 + tax
Single Day (Child) – $5.00 + tax