The Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo (RIIE) celebrates its fourth year of bringing two separate genres that align when we compare the skill, artistry and expression they share. Aimed at providing education, recognition, and empowerment of the original canvas while also celebrating the incredible artistry of custom motorcycles, RIIE creates an environment equally approachable for the novice as well as the most hard-core among all artists, enthusiasts and fans.
Amarok Tattoo and Golden Needle Tattoo are proud to be host shops for the ink portion. RIIIE is excited to create an environment for world-class tattoo artists and collectors to show off their work. Amarok Tattoo of Fargo, N.D., and Golden Needle Tattoo of Moorhead, Minn., are returning host shops.
The iron portion of the event will feature motorcycles from outstanding collections, as well as those built by fabricators at all levels. The goal is to bring together all types of motorcycles and enthusiasts—vintage restoration, outrageous custom, café, brat or tracker, purpose built racer, chopper, bar hopper or barn find.
Bitwell Inc. will proudly donate helmets that will be custom designed by local artists. The helmets will be available via a silent auction whereas all proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® North Dakota.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- On-site tattooing
- Tattoo contests
- Custom motorcycles
- Motorcycle contest
- Silent auction featuring painted Biltwell Inc. helmets
- Live Entertainment
- Performing Arts
- Unique vendors
Danielle Colby of History Channel’s American Pickers is excited to make her Fargo-Moorhead debut appearance on Sunday, October 22, at the 2017 Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo. Colby will co-emcee the event and sign autographs during meet and greet sessions.
Colby is a lover and collector of all things history and currently starting her ninth successful season with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. When Colby isn’t keeping the boys in line you can find her dedicating her time to performing, producing and advocating. She is an executive producer of a historically significant documentary about legendary burlesque performer ‘Tempest Storm.’ She is an ambassador for ‘Batey Girls’, a jewelry design program dedicated to empowering young girls and women victimized by sex trafficking and domestic violence within the Dominican Republic. Colby is also set to hit the road later this year to start touring with her band ‘Gin Rummy’.