Half Sleeve – The Process

Bigger tattoos take multiple sessions to complete. Each session is a progression, starting with line work and making its way through shading, background, and color, depending on the piece. Our client Jim came in for his first tattoo, a dragon half sleeve and we took a few videos of the progress of the piece. Rich Cahill and Jim wrapped up the half sleeve today and we were all excited to see the end result.

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Booking for September!

If you’ve been thinking about coming to the shop and getting a tattoo, shoot us an email and lets do something fun! We are booking for September. Send us an email at bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com or changfreely@gmail.com to schedule an appointment! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

July Tattoos

It’s been another great month at Big River Tattoo! Thanks everyone who stopped in to get tattooed. Here are some of the tattoos from this month. Send an email to bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. Keep those ideas coming!

Fun floral tattoo on Melissa by Rich Cahill

Mike Gary did this awesome walk in tattoo

Fine line lion by Mike Gary

Sweet little bumble bee by Mike Gary on Brigitte

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June Tattoos

June is coming to an end so we just wanted to show case a few of the tattoos that were done this month at the shop by both Rich Cahill and Mike Gary. We’ve had a lot of really wonderful clients this past month and we are looking forward to July. Bring on the awesome tattoo ideas!

 

Fun little walk in Mike did on a girl for her first tattoo.

Wild boar tattoo by Mike Gary

Behemoth tattoo Rich did on Anthony Green. This one done in one shot.

Bold, bright roses by Rich Cahill

Karen Glass at Big River Tattoo

Karen Glass came out from Brooklyn to hang out with us on Wednesday (June 14th) and spent the day as our guest artist. It was great having Karen with us at the shop! She spent the day working on beautiful floral tattoos. Check out the tattoos she did during her stay:

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Check out more of Karen’s work on her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenglasstattoo/

 

Walk-Ins Welcome

Walk-ins are more than welcome at Big River Tattoo. If you’re looking to pop by for a tattoo, we would be happy to help you out! Starting in June, Rich will be taking walk-ins on Sundays and Mike is always happy to hook you up with a tattoo if he has the time. Come by and chat with our artists. We have flash on the walls to pick from and we can draw something up for you too.

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Clean little flower Mike did for a walk-in

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Rich’s fun bird walk-in tattoo

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Mike’s  goldfish walk-in tattoo

 

We have walls full of vintage flash that are perfect for walk-in tattoos. We would love for you to pick one out!

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Flash Art at Big River Tattoo

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Big River Tattoo is home to a large collection of vintage flash. Rich recently put up new flash, filling the rest of the entranceway. We are proud to display flash by Bart Bingham, Paul Rogers, Jensen Detroit, Bill Loika, Lee Roy Minugh, Owen Jensen, L.L. McKeevey, Herbert Hoffman, Horiyuki (Jill Bonny), and Colin Laroque. We have a little bit of everything and we would love to tattoo these pieces, so feel free to pick one off the wall!

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A Day With Dan Santoro

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 4.07.51 PMDan Santoro joined us yesterday at Big River Tattoo and spent the day tattooing at the shop. It was great having him here! Dan was booked all day with his bold, traditional tattoos.

16 years ago, Rich took Dan as his apprentice and got him started in the world of tattooing. It was great for the two artists to work along side each other again. We’re looking forward to having Dan guest spot at Big River Tattoo again in the future!

Check out Dan’s work on his instagram @dan_santoro

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