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! Rich Cahill, Tom Aversa, and John Patrick Conrad will be here all day tattooing. 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.

 

New Shop, New Location!

The new home of Big River Tattoo! Second floor of 29 Race Street Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825

The new home of Big River Tattoo! Second floor of 29 Race Street Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825

We are almost done working on the new location! All of us are really excited about the move and the brand new space. We’ve been working hard to make it our own and there are only a couple things left to do before we can move in. Our new location is just down the road on the second floor of 29 Race Street Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825. It is right next the National Hotel and the sculpture garden, featuring sculptures by Christopher Hiltey from the Merge Gallery. There are a lot of cool galleries, shops, and things happening on that side of town! We can’t wait to be apart of it!

We will be in the new space November 1st, 2016. 

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Welcome!

Fresh paint and a newly tiled floor.

Fresh paint and a newly tiled floor.

Montreux Tattoo Convention

It’s that time of year again! Rich will be flying out to Montreux, Switzerland and will be working at the Montreux Tattoo Convention September 16th, 17th, and 18th!

Send an email to changfreely@gmail.com to book an appointment! montreux2016

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.