Dan 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!
I went to my first Montreux Tattoo Convention this past September. I spent the convention with my good friends Nico and Marnie Cennamo from One Love Tattoo and Water Spirit Tattoo. The convention was great! It was well organized and everyone involved was wonderful. Awesome staff, awesome artists! I had a blast and am looking forward to going again next year!
I have been working with Jimmy Whitlock at Lucky Supply over the past year and I can now announce that my rotary machines are officially available on the Lucky Supply website!
This is a project that has been years in the making. It took a couple years to design and create my rotary machines. I was hand-building them, constructing a machine that I wanted to use to tattoo on my clients. A machine that is versatile and reliable. A machine with “give”. With a typical rotary tattoo machine, the give varies with voltage; the higher the voltage the less give the machine has. My rotary machines are different. They have give that stays the same no matter what voltage the machine is at.
These rotary tattoo machines have the same ascetic as a coil machine with no plastic or neon colors.
The machines are now in full production and are available to you at
These rotary machines are all-in-one direct drive rotary tattoo machines with give. These rotary machines use standard liner needles ranging from a single needle to a 14 liner and with a shader anywhere from a 7mag to 25mag. They can do black and grey shading, color, and dot work.
No tuning necessary. Bearing just needs to be maintained.