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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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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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.

Standing Rock Benefit

Tuesday, December 13th, starting at 12:00pm, Big River Tattoo will be hosting a Standing Rock benefit! Tattoos will be $50! Sizes may vary within reason.

From 2:00pm-6:00 pm Catherine Lent and Maia Pearl will be doing henna for $25.

Everything is first come, first serve! 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to Standing Rock!

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Officially Open!

Big River Tattoo is officially open at our new location at 29 Race Street, 2nd Floor, Frenchtown, NJ! We take walk ins and appointments. Open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday 12:00-6:00pm. We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and new ones too. We’re all excited to work out of the new shop. Email changfreely@gmail.com or bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com to book an appointment.

 

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.