Brooklawn Closing Early 10-18

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12 oz. Brooklawn Closing Early Today.

Please Welcome David Carreras to 12 oz. Studios Deptford shop!

Ladies and gentleman, please join us in welcoming David Carreras to 12 oz. Studios Deptford, NJ shop! David got his start in tattooing in 2011 in Clearwater, FL. His style lends itself more towards neo-traditional but he’s down for whatever you can throw at him! You can call our Deptford shop (856-845-2222) or email him at davidctattoos@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or stop by as a walk-in. Welcome aboard David!

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Please Help the Citizens of Puerto Rico.

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Please help those devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Last week, while still recovering from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was destroyed by one of the worst storms they had seen in over 75 years.  They currently face a humanitarian crisis and are in urgent need of assistance.  Beginning Friday, September 29th, 12 oz. Studios will be helping to collect donations which will be sent to those in need thanks to the Puerto Rican Civic Association in Hammonton, NJ.  We will have donation boxes located in both our Brooklawn and Deptford, NJ shops.    Donations will be accepted September 29th – October 20th.  In the coming weeks 12 oz. Studios will have more opportunities for you to help the citizens of Puerto Rico.  We greatly appreciate your assistance.

Items needed:

Diapers (child and adult)

Baby Supplies

Wipes

Feminine products

Toiletries

Over the counter meds

Canned food items

First aid kits

Bug repellent

Paper plates, cups, utensils

Paper towels

Batteries

Cleaning supplies

Water

Dog/Bird Food

 

For anyone who would prefer to donate money, please visit: www.unidosporpuertorico.com

Good Luck Kevin Soto!

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are sad to announce that Kevin Soto from our Deptford shop will be leaving 12 oz. Studios after Thursday, August 10th.  Kevin will be joining the ranks of a brand new shop in Philadelphia, PA called Ahava Tattoo Studio.  Kevin brought a vibrancy and new approach to black and grey realism tattoos that most certainly pushed and improved the skills of our other artists.  We are going to miss the sports debates and good-natured ribbing that Kevin brought to the shop.  Kevin, we wish you nothing but the best of luck and are excited for you as you take your next step in your journey of tattooing!

After August 10th Kevin Soto will be at:

Ahava Tattoo Studio

2463 Grant Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19116

267-686-8988

kevinxsoto@gmail.com

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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From all of us at 12 oz. Studios, we’d like to send a HUGE thank you out to all who attended our 12th year anniversary art show, “12 Years of 12 oz Studios”. We hope you had just as much fun hanging out and seeing brilliant works of art as we did creating them. It was great to take a trip down memory lane and see pieces from former 12 oz.’ers that we were fortunate enough to work with and see all of the old banners and signs Alex had created back when the shop first opened.
It goes without saying, but our amazing group of clients is the reason for our continued success as well as inspiration to create incredible tattoos and beautiful pieces of art. For those who were unable to attend you are in luck! All of the artwork displayed at the opening reception will remain up at our Brooklawn shop so feel free to stop by, we’d love to see you! Thanks again everyone, and we can’t wait to put on another show!
You can click here to view the work from our artists.

The week that things happen 

Two years ago I said goodbye to a shop I spent like 13 years in. 2 and 1/2 working for someone, then acquiring it and beginning 12 oz Studios. I spent 10 years in this building as 12 oz studios. Building a name for myself and creating a brand that can be trusted. It is surreal to know this is where I really grew up. In a tattoo shop. So many memories. So many struggles. From temporarily living in the shop, in order to make my dreams happen.  To making the best friends a person can have. This is the day I removed our logo from the building I was renting. To installing it into the building that we own. Sometime the universe knows what it’s doing. This week I also celebrate my 20th year tattooing, the 2nd year in our new building and last January the 12th year of 12 oz studios. We will celebrate, stay tuned. Thank you past and my present artist. You are the sh!£!!!!!!! You, our customers, you are our reasons why we get to do what we do. We ❤️❤️❤️❤️you!!!!

Alex Feliciano Featured at CITICIEN Art Exhibition March 2nd – March 5th.

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We are extremely proud to announce that our founder Alex Feliciano will be a part of CITICIEN: 100 Puerto Rican Artists, 100 Years of the Jones-Shafroth Act art exhibition this weekend in New York City.  Signed in 1917 by President Wilson, The Jones-Shafroth Act granted U.S. citizenship to anyone born in Puerto Rico on or after April 25, 1898, becoming a complex and significant turning point for the people of Puerto Rico.  Following strict visual guidelines of size and a black-and-white only palette, the exhibit’s theme is one of visual consistency and commitment, acting as a metaphor of the unified voice and solidarity of Puerto Ricans during this critical political time.

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Alex’s painting for CITICIEN: A Day’s Wage

The exhibit was created by Defend Puerto Rico, a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance.  Defend PR seeks to deepen connections between Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the diaspora, in the hopes of nurturing greater solidarity, collaboration, and kinship.

The CITICIEN opening reception is today, Thursday March 2nd, from 6pm to 10pm at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in New York City.  If you are in the NYC area take some time to check out amazing work from 100 different artists.  The CITICIEN exhibit runs from March 2nd to March 5th.

12 years at 12 oz. Studios!

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Today, January 13, 2017, we celebrate our twelfth anniversary.  When we opened our doors in 2005 with just two artists and a piercer, we could not have imagined our little shop would grow into the force we are today.  We were just a few artists that wanted a space to feed our creativity.  Since then, we’ve flourished.  12 oz. Studios now has two locations, ten artists, and the only Association of Professional Piercers member in southern New Jersey.

In light of this momentous occasion, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone, both past and present, that helped us along the way.  Thank you to our dedicated crew of tattoo artists and piercers that have encouraged and inspired us.  Thank you to our receptionists for keeping our shops running like well-oiled machines.  Thank you to our manager for always dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s, and keeping everything glued together.

And to you, our loyal customers, we give you our sincerest thank you for your business, your ideas, and your friendship.  You continue to give us the greatest gift – the opportunity to create.