The 67th Annual Sturgis Rally storms into town August 6th through August 12th, and 600,000 to a million bikers are expected to attend.
Richard Otten, owner of The Tattoo Cellar, brings in five extra artists to work during the rally, but besides the spike in customers, its business as usual.
Otten says, Its usually eagles, wolves, and Native American tattoos they want, because bikers equate this stuff with freedom.
But dont think about drinkin and inkin in Ottens shop.
Otten says If youre stumbling drunk, I wont tattoo you. Its against my ethics, and the alcohol will make you bleed a lot.
With so many Harleys halting at Ottens door, Otten says looks and ink can be deceiving.
He says, One guy wanted Powered by Harley Davidson, on his chest, but in the middle he passed out. When he woke up, he told me he peed himself.
For more info, check out thetattoocellar.com.
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