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 80 artists will be tattooing on-site along with 100+ custom-built motorcycles on display throughout the venue.

Friday, September 30, 2022 – Doors from 2 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Doors from 10 am to 11 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – 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: $15 + Tax
Three-day passes: $35 +Tax

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.


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. 

Best In Show
Best Pro Build
Best Yard Build
People’s Choice

Best in Class
Modern American
Antique / Vintage / Classic American
Modern Metric
Chopper / Bobber
Cafe / Brat