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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The Prestige Tattoo and Music Festival

Rich will be tattooing at The Prestige Tattoo and Music Festival  Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th. The festival is being held at The Fillmore at 29 E. Allen St, Philadelphia, PA.

There will be amazing artists and great bands all gathered in one place! The show holds a high standard of quality over quantity and they are very proud of the artists they have hand picked for the event. Rich is stoked to be selected to be a part of this.

Tickets are available separately or bundled together. It will be sold as 25$ a piece, or 40$ for the bundle. The first 250 single tickets will be sold for 20$ a piece. Click this link to purchase tickets Ticket Master

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Also, Eric Perfect, who will also be tattooing at The Prestige,  recently interviewed Rich. Check it out here:

Lifetime Tattoo Denver

Rich has been trying to get out to Colorado and is stoked that he will finally be making out there and will be doing a guest spot at Lifetime Tattoo Denver! Rich will be at Lifetime Tattoo from April 25th-27th. If would like to get something done, please send an email to changfreely@gmail.com.Denver2

Michael Gary’s Ghosts

Ghosts aren’t the most common tattoo request at the shop, but Mike tattooed two of them this week. One being a goat ghost and the other being Oiwa, a vengeful ghost from the Japanese ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. Mike had a blast tattooing these two! We’re so glad to have clients with such awesome tattoo ideas. Keep them coming!

 

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Tiny Tattoo Kingdom

Rich has been working on a lot of micro tattoos lately. These tattoos are often only a little larger than a quarter and very few artists will take on the challenge. Rich is one of these few artists who specializes in this type of tattoo. We recently decided to dedicate an instagram account to these tiny tattoos, appropriately titled @TinyTattooKingdom

If you would like to stay up to date with the micro tattoos Rich creates, please follow TinyTattooKingdom here: https://www.instagram.com/tinytattookingdom/

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February Tattoos by Michael Gary

Mike has been at the shop for a month now and we couldn’t be more pleased. He’s been creating awesome tattoos and we are proud to have him full time at the shop. These are some of the tattoos he did this past month. Come in and get tattooed!

 

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Michael Gary at Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Mike Gary spent this past weekend hard at work at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention. Mike tattooed along side the talented artists from The Electric Temple from Friday, February 10th – Sunday, February 12th. Hundreds of artists, both stateside and international came together for this massive convention. While there Mike worked on some fun tattoos. Here are just a few shots from the con: image1 image2 image3 image4 image5

New Artist at Big River Tattoo

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We are so excited to welcome Michael Gary to Big River Tattoo! He is working here full time and we couldn’t be happier to have him! Check out his work on his page (http://bigrivertattoo.com/michael-gary/) and his instagram. Come in for some tattoos!

Email bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com for an appointment.