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!

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/

 

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

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.

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

 

 

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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