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.
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:
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.
Clean little flower Mike did for a walk-in
Rich’s fun bird walk-in tattoo
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!
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!
Dan 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rich will be in LA guest spotting at Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo July 21st-22nd.
It was a blast last year and Rich is looking forward to doing it again!
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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!
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