Tattoo videos

Sometimes a photograph doesn’t do a tattoo justice. Since the body moves and the tattoos wrap around limbs and curves, it can be a totally different perceptive when viewed in motion. Here are a few videos taken of Rich’s and Mike’s tattoos.

Single needle work I did inside a frame I tattooed a few years ago. On @jmikekuhn #singleneedletattoo

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Final session on @glitterpuff_ #japanesetattoo #luckycat

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Mike Gary in Colorado

Mike Gary will be in Durango, CO this month guest spotting at Your Flesh Tattoo!  Mike is an very versatile artist and loves to tattoo. If any of you are out in that area, you should stop by!  Mike will be at Your Flesh Tattoo October 23rd-27th. Contact the crew at Your Flesh Tattoo to book an appointment with Mike while he’s out there.

 

 

Booking for September!

If you’ve been thinking about coming to the shop and getting a tattoo, shoot us an email and lets do something fun! We are booking for September. Send us an email at bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com or changfreely@gmail.com to schedule an appointment! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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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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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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.

Tebori Tattoos

I am happy to announce that I have been studying and working in the art of Tebori, a traditional Japanese method of tattooing. Tebori, a form of hand tattooing, uses a long steel needle instead of standard tattoo machine. The insertion of the steel needle creates a dense richness in color, as well as allowing for a wide gradation of colors. Following tradition, I handcrafted my needle tool. Outside of Japan, Tebori is rarely practiced. I’m so excited to bring this ancient experience to New Jersey!

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