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

High Voltage Tattoo

Rich will be traveling out to LA in October and will be tattooing at High Voltage Tattoo!
He’ll be there October 13th-15th.

If you’d like to make an appointment send an email to changfreely@gmail.com or bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com

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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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Big River Tattoo!

Big River Tattoo

Rich Cahill Studio is officially Big River Tattoo!

We’ve turned the studio into a shop. The walls have been repainted, we’ve got flash framed and hanging on the walls. Art from friends and from around the world have been matted and hung. New lights, new stations, new artists.

Tom Aversa and I will tattooing every week.
My long time friend, Dave Shoemaker will be in every Friday starting January 15th.
JP Conrad is here every Tuesday doing stick and poke tattoos.
Guest artists are on the way!

Shoot me an email at changfreely@gmail.com or bigrivertattoonj@gmail.com to make an appointment.

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Japanese Tiger tattoo by Rich Cahill

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Cowgirl by Tom Aversa

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Stick and poke tattoo by JP Conrad

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Tribal sleeves by Dave Shoemaker

 

 

Love Hate Social Club London

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London was great! Had fun hanging out and tattooing with my good friends,  Guy Sahar and David Kafri.

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Guy and his baby twin

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I went to the London Tattoo convention while I was there.

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Got tattooed by Alexandria Wilkey while at Love Hate Social Club London.

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Also got tattooed by Emily Johnson at legendary UK shop, Into You Tattoo.

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Ended the adventure with The Body Suits Scrolls Exhibition art show at Seven Door Tattoos.

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I’m already looking forward to getting back to London again next Spring.

Montreux Tattoo Convention

 

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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!

Be sure to check it out. September 16th, 17th, 18th 2016!

 

 

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Rocking out with little Cayo!

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Nico’s band The Trap.

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Big Fish Boat Float

On July 25th 2015 teams of four gathered along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, New Jersey to parade handmade boats for a charitable cause.

The rules were simple: boats must be handmade without any preexisting boat parts.

Four teams entered the float.  They spent half of the summer working on their boats and preparing for the the reveal. Some groups carved and sanded, while others used found objects to keep their creations afloat. Wood, plastic drums, and piping were just some the materials used.

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All of the groups!

Elizabeth Gilbert contributed $1000 towards donations to the charities chosen by the participants. Cap Roberts donated another $1000 towards the selected charities.

Trophies were made for the coolest boats selected by a panel of judges.

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 Team Steinbeiser hand-carved a canoe from a solid piece of white pine, paying tribute to the Native Americans that once traveled the Delaware. Hours of chiseling the wood with bare hands resulted in a beautiful creation.  These skilled craftsmen’s streamline canoe helped to raise money for the Frenchtown Food Pantry.

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Team Steinbeiser

The Farm Boys celebrated their agricultural background with their farm themed boat. Reminiscent of a paddle steamer, the boys created their own paddle wheel from a plastic drum, small metal sheets, and a bike on a pulley system to propel their boat through the water. The Farm Boys chose to have their share of the charity money go to the JPS Memorial Fund, which funds scholarships and assistance to pediatric cancer patients.

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The Farm Boys

The Penetrators took a different approach for their boat and created something similar to kayak with a stabilizer.  Using six plastic drums, pool noodles as arm rests, and piping to stabilize the weight, the Penetrators made their way down the river. They crafted their own beautiful and hand-painted paddles and came in Hawaiian themed wear. The Penetrators chose to have their portion of the charity fund go to The Upper Black Eddy Fire Company. 

The Penetrators

The Penetrators

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Rift Raft created a raft. Using a bike and a wooden paddle wheel, the team peddled their raft along the Delaware. Homemade pontoons were used to keep their wooden frame afloat. Everything in the boat was 100% recycled materials. Rift Raft chose to donate to The Frenchtown Food Pantry.

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Rift Raft

This first year event was a great success. It was fun creating the boats, getting everyone together, and doing something for a great cause!

If anyone is interested in participating next year, please shoot us an email at changfreely@gmail.com . We’re going to have prizes, more boats, and the best thing of all is that it’s fun!

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Guest Artist Riccardo Martinelli

Hey guys! My buddy Riccardo Martinelli will be in town in August! He’s coming all the way from Italy and will be here at my studio from August 16th – 18th! If you want some sweet dot work tattoos from him, shoot me an email at changfreely@gmail.com!

Check out his work!

Book an appointment!

    RM

Rich Cahill Rotary Now Available on Lucky Supply



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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

http://www.luckysupply.com/tattoo-machines/lucky-supply-rotary

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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.