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Richard won 2nd place in 2000 for best male tattoo in Sturgis.

Also won 4th place in Dunstable England in 1997, as well as first place in eastern S.D. 2001

We were featured in National Geographic as Sturgis: Hell on Wheels.

The Tattoo Cellar

1049 Main StreetSturgis, SD 57785-1522

Toll Free: (888) 347-7524

Call Us in Sturgis, South Dakota, at (888)347-7524
Serving Sturgisand theSurrounding Area within a 100-Mile Radius

Your Tattoo & Body Piercing Headquarters in Sturgis

Come to The Tattoo Cellar and check us out. You can look at the art, view our portfolio's, and discuss any work you want done. You get what you want here and not what someone else wants.

Put your style and personality on display when you come to our Sturgis, South Dakota, studio and shop for your next original tattoo or body piercing.

Our studio, The Tattoo Cellar, is completely sanitary and we use single-use needles for all of our services. If it cannot be sterilized, it is thrown away. Come in when you want a tattoo or body piercing. We have a lot of art for you to choose from and we have every color you could want.

Visit our tattoo studio today on Junction and Main, just 2 doors down from Bob's Family Restaurant. We have been in operation for 10 years during the Rally and now are open 7 days a week. I have 20 years of experience.

Walk-ins are welcome and you can also contact us to make an appointment.

Come in our tattoo shop tocheck out our art and portfolio.


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There is a great deal of work in our shop for you to choose from. In fact, we have more than 1,000 sheets of flash art, and we also offer custom drawings.

You can even bring in a picture of your own and we'll re-create that image as a tattoo.

We do all types face and body piercing.


The Tattoo Cellar is currently open and I am there Tuesday through Saturday 10AM to 6PM.

Appointments are available for Sunday´s and Mondays and after 6 pm the rest of the week by Jimmy Powell.


During the Sturgis Bike Rally we are open from 10AM to 12PM 7 days a week with 6 artists to choose from.


  • Richard Otten-The Tattoo Cellar Sturgis, SD

One other artist to be announced...