Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café Brings Renowned Artists to Buffalo Chip during Sturgis Rally

Get Inked by the Experts While at the Best Party Anywhere®!

Looking to get some new ink during the Sturgis Rally? You can find any design you want without even leaving the Chip grounds at the Buffalo Chip’s Tattoo Café!

Café director Shaun Kama is a veteran tattoo artist whose ornate ink patterns have found the skin of celebrities such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Jada Pinkett Smith. Kama has organized a tremendously talented crew of artists to do celebrity caliber work on you! 

The Tattoo Café is conveniently located in the Buffalo Chip’s main amphitheater to the east of the Roadhouse Deck and at a second location at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads.

Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café Hours

Amphitheater Location – Aug. 2-11, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m
CrossRoads Location – Aug. 2-11, 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
If possible, please pre-book with artists before the Sturgis Rally.

Special discount for military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and public school teachers


Now in its 14th year, the Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café has established a reputation at the Sturgis Rally as the place to go for awesome artwork in a sanitary environment.

“Our customers know they can get really kick-ass work on site and not have to worry about the variables that can happen when you are in that environment. What we’ve established is a health-coded environment that has well-rounded artists who travel all year long during conventions. A lot are shop owners, including myself.

“We really pay attention to the clients,” he said. “My mentality as an artist is the same as the other artists because I hand-picked them. We like to get to know the client. In the majority of cases you need to know a little bit about them so you can make something that’s unique to them as an individual rather than just a robot piece.” 

  • Shaun Kama
    Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café Director

During its years at the Buffalo Chip, the Tattoo Café has received major recognition including inclusion on the CMT special “Biker Battles.” So don’t miss the chance to get inked by this group of nationally renowned artists! Immortalize your trip to the Best Party Anywhere™ at the Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café! 

Meet the Artists

Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - The Spectre
The Spectre
Tattoo Artist
Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - Ryan Townsend
Ryan Townsend
Tattoo Artist
Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - Elva Stefanie
Elva Stefanie
Tattoo Artist
Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - “Lokey” Calderon
“Lokey” Calderon
Tattoo Artist
Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - Tony Campise
Tony Campise
Tattoo Artist
Legends Ride Lunch Celebrity - Shaun Kama
Shaun Kama
Tattoo Café Director

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