2002 - Dead RockStar opened its doors on May 6th, at the original location on 45th Street in Fargo (Scheels wasn't built yet!). The name 'Dead RockStar' popped up at a family dinner one night. We felt it was a good culmination of the various ways and reasons why music has always been a big part of our family.
We originally sold alternative clothing, accessories, shoes and boots and body jewelry. We had one room for body piercing and one room for tattooing.
2004 - We began offering Body Branding/Scarification as a Body Art Service
We were the first and only shop in North Dakota to offer this service!
If we brought back Body Branding as a service, would you get one?
2005 - Our clothing, shoes & boots were slowly phased out as we made more room to accommodate the needs of our growing clientele
2006 - Our body piercers attended their first of many Association of Professional Piercers (APP) Conference as a means to continue their education regarding body piercing
2007 - The first North Dakota shop with piercer that is a member of the
Association of Professional Piercers on staff!
2008 - We opened a 2nd location in Bismarck, ND
that was strictly tattooing & body piercing
2010 - We sold our Bismarck shop and it became 'Tailwind Tattoo'
leaving the Fargo location as the one and only Dead RockStar.
2012 - We celebrated 10 years of being in business and gave our old logo a new look!
2013 - Our Body Piercer, Chuck, contributed his knowledge of
'Cleaning, Disinfection, & Sterilization' to the 2013 edition of the
"Association of Professional Piercers" Procedure Manual www.safepiercing.org
2014 - We brought our idea of a tattoo/piercing convention to a local promoter and the Fargo Rough Rider Tattoo Expo was born!
2015 - We helped set up and run the 2nd annual Rough Rider Tattoo Expo
2016 - November: we moved the shop to it's current location,
3401 Interstate Blvd.
2017 - We added Microblading (cosmetic/eyebrow procedure) to the list of Services we offer.
Thanks to all of our past, present, and future clients, friends and family that have been so supportive of what we do over the last 18 years.
We really appreciate your love and loyalty.
We would not be here if it weren't for you.