Welcome 2018!

Happy New Year everyone! We are off to a great start here at the shop and hope you are too!

Rich has been taking a lot of photos using a 35mm film camera of his healed work, so we figured this would be a great to update the site with some new photos! Take a look at them here:

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We have also updated Mike Riveley’s page with some of the new tattoos he has done while he’s been working with us. Take a look at his new work here:

 

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With the new year here, I’m sure you all have resolutions and plans. Perhaps some of new year plans involve getting a new tattoo? Please email the shop at bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com if you would like to book an appointment!

 

November Tattoos

This past month flew by. Between having Mike Riveley join us, Thanksgiving, and all of the great tattoos and clients we’ve had, November was a whirlwind of a month. Here’s a little selection of the tattoos that were done at the shop this November. We’re booking for the new year so be sure to send an email to bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com to get something in the book!

Rich did this rad black and grey octopus for Stephanie.

Rich did this mandala for Patrick, featuring some teal as a personal touch and meaning for the tattoo.

A tiger for Dane by Rich.

This is a work in progress shot, but Mike put a lot of hours into Justin’s sleeve that day.

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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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.