February Tattoos

Another month, another great round of tattoos. Check out the cool tattoos the guys did at the shop this month! It’s been a good one!

Single needle koi and lotus by Rich Cahill

Delicate mountain scene done by Rich Cahill

Single needle dot tattoo by Rich Cahill

Calla lily on Danielle by Rich Cahill

 

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Fresh antlers by Mike Riveley

Phonograph by Mike Riveley

 

Mike Riveley working on a large back piece

Taking Appointments Now!

Rich Cahill is taking appointments now! Rich is an all around tattooer and has been doing a lot of really fun tattoos. Our clients have been emailing us with some cool ideas and Rich would love to bring more ideas to life. Send us an email and let us know what you’ve been thinking about! We have time available in December. Let’s get you in here!

Email us at bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com


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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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

Holiday Hours and News!

We have some new things going on here at Big River Tattoo! We now have gift certificates available in the shop! If you need a great gift for the holidays or for a birthday or any celebration, stop in and pick one up!

Also, we will be open both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 12:00-3:00pm taking walk ins and selling gift certificates! So pop in and say hi.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Danny Boy at Big River Tattoo

This April Danny Boy from Rising Tide Tattoo in Colorado will be a guest artist at the shop. He’s been tattooing professionally for over 12 years and has tattooed all over the country. His specialty is bold, colorful traditional tattoos. We’re excited for him to be tattooing at Big River Tattoo April 15th and April 16th! Email BigRiverTattooNJ@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

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More examples of Danny Boy’s work:

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Tattoos from February

February was a great month here at the shop! We were very busy and had some cool people come through our doors. Thanks to everyone who came in and got tattooed!

 Here are just a few the tattoos that were done this month:

Finished this Oniwakamaru sleeve on Doug

Finished this Oniwakamaru sleeve on Doug

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Vintage micro tattoo done on Kelsey

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Fun micro of a French bulldog on Georgia

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Finished these sleeves on my good friend, Russ.

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A mandala with a dotwork fox on Rachel



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I finished a couple big tattoos this month and this was one of them. Finished sleeve on Joe.

Dave Shoemaker

Big River Tattoo is in full swing! Our doors are open and we have new artists on board.

We are very proud and excited to welcome Dave Shoemaker to the shop! Dave has been tattooing for over 25 years. While Dave is diverse in style, he brings something very new to the shop: Polynesian tattoos. His Polynesian tribal tattoos are rich and clean as he pays close attention to how the designs contour the body. Dave has said that he wants his tattoos to “be grounded in the past, enabling them to stand up to the test of time”.

He will be here every Friday.

Email changfreely@gmail.com to schedule an appointment with Dave!

Dave Shoemaker's full body work.

Dave Shoemaker’s full body work.

Dave Shoemaker's Polynesian tribal work.

Dave Shoemaker’s Polynesian tribal work.