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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The Prestige Tattoo and Music Festival

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.

Tickets are available separately or bundled together. It will be sold as 25$ a piece, or 40$ for the bundle. The first 250 single tickets will be sold for 20$ a piece. Click this link to purchase tickets Ticket Master

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Also, Eric Perfect, who will also be tattooing at The Prestige,  recently interviewed Rich. Check it out here:

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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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.