Come to the Brooklawn, NJ Fall Festival!

We at 12 oz. Studios have always been proud to call Brooklawn, NJ our home.  Not to disparage the wonderful town of Deptford, but it’s where Alex Feliciano and Meghan Patrick decided to firmly plant their roots in 2005 when they opened the first 12 oz. Studios shop on New Broadway.  The citizens and public servants of Brooklawn have always been incredibly warm, welcoming, friendly and helpful.  And trust us, that’s not always easy when you own and operate a tattoo and piercing shop!

That is why we are excited to help promote the first Borough of Brooklawn Fall Festival!  The festival will be held at the Brooklawn Waterfront at Timber Blvd on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 1 pm until dusk.  It will be a full day of continuous live music, food, games, hayrides, entertainment, and concluded with a fireworks display (courtesy of Westville, NJ) at 7 pm over the river!  Please share and help us spread the word!  Hope to see you there!


Today the fine folks at​ announced the winner of New Jersey’s Best Tattoo Shop contest and unfortunately, it was not 12 oz. Studios.  Sure we’re a little bummed, but we can’t begin to thank all of YOU for your love, support and encouragement throughout this entire contest and beyond!  We truly love all of our clients!  You make tattooing and piercing way more fun and exciting than it already is!  It was a thrill to be a part of the top 5 and we are so grateful for your hard work in getting out the vote to everyone.  Congratulations to Rorschach Gallery in Edison, NJ for grabbing the number 1 spot!  We hope holds another contest next year so we can go for the gold once again!

Check Out Our Write Up on!

Check it out! Our feature on our Brooklawn shop is up on!  Click here, give it a look and share it with your friends! Once again, thank you all so much for your love and support and helping us make it to the TOP 5!  We wouldn’t have made it without YOU!  We had a fun time hanging out with Bobby Olivier, even though he doesn’t like our exposed wall that we receive nothing but compliments on! ; ) Thank’s again everyone! Now, onward to NUMBER 1!!!

We made the Top 5 Best Tattoo Shops in New Jersey!

WE MADE THE TOP 5! This would not have been possible without YOU, our beloved clients, friends and family! We cannot thank everyone enough for their love, constant support and consistent dedication for both 12 oz. Studios Brooklawn and Deptford shops. We have the absolute best clients any shop could ask for! We welcome the arrival of Bobby Olivier from where he will take a tour of our shop(s) and officially put us in the running for Best Tattoo Shop in NJ. Thank you all again for your hard work and let’s go for NUMBER 1!

We made the top 10 Best Tattoo Shops in NJ! Help us get to number 1!

WE MADE THE TOP 10!!! A huge thank you to everyone who answered the call and helped spread the word to vote for 12 oz. Studios as the Best Tattoo Shop in New Jersey! But, it’s not over yet! We still need your help to make it to the TOP 5!!! Please click here to vote and share this post with as many people as you can! Voting ends Tues. 9/8 at 9:00 am. Thank you all for your continuous support and let’s go for NUMBER 1!!!

Giving Back

Today our friends at Barnetnados on 27th and Westfield Ave in Camden, NJ are hosting their first annual back to school day! They will be giving free haircuts to kids in need, as well as collecting school supplies.

We at 12 oz Studios as well as our sister’s at Salon Head Candy flew to the stores, pulled out the carts and filled them up! Obviously, a little heavy on the art supplies (Ha ha ha!).

Even though we are in a completely different field of business and some may say, “Your sister company is a hair salon. Isn’t that Barnetnados’s competition? Why go to so much trouble?”  Robin Dorton from Salon Head Candy and Alex Feliciano both grew up in Camden, NJ. They could never, and will never, forget where they came from and how hard it was for them, their siblings and their parents. To be able to help kids in need and give back to the community is such a blessing. With all of the hard life lessons from growing up in Camden, Alex and Robin are eternally grateful they’ve had the opportunity to better their lives, become successful and help better those lives around them. When you start with nothing, you have nothing to lose. So why not try to make your dreams come true!  It isn’t easy and you will fall a few times. But you need to fall in order to learn how to get up!

Please vote for 12 oz. Studios for Best Tattoo Shop in New Jersey!

After one failed attempt by to hold a contest for best tattoo shop in our fair state, the contest is back on!  We are honored to have both our Brooklawn and Deptford shops nominated among so many fantastic shops New Jersey has to offer.  But, let’s cut to the chase!  We need your hope to reach the top spot!  Numero uno!  NUMBER ONE!!!  So here is what you need to do.  Click here, click on 12 oz Studios, Brooklawn & Deptford, then click VOTE.  It’s so easy!  Only one vote per day, per device is allowed so pass the word on to your friends!  Thanks for all your help!


Please Welcome Rebecca La Norma to our Deptford, NJ shop!

12 oz. Studios is extremely proud to welcome tattoo artist Rebecca La Norma to our Deptford, NJ shop!  Rebecca originally got her start apprenticing and tattooing at Poison Apple Tattoo in Philadelphia, PA and is also a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.  She currently works at our Deptford shop Monday’s and Thursday through Saturday.  We are very happy to have her among our already amazingly talented roster of tattoo artists!  Check out her work on all of our social media platforms including this site!  Welcome Rebecca!

2015 Pagoda City Tattoofest.  

The Pagoda City Tattoofest is being held next week.  This show is very special. If you don’t know why, it’s because the artists at this show are all invited by the host. That means only the best of the best are able to attend this very intimate show. You can’t buy your way into this show. Many of the tattoo industry innovators will be there. Our leader Alex feliciano and Meghan Patrick are honored to be among these artists.

They will both be working at the 2nd annual @pagodacitytattoofest representing @12ozstudios this year. Alex and Meg will have some one sitting tattoo designs available. If you want to make appointments with them. Email ideas to and If it’s suitable to be done at the convention, we’ll email you back. Thank you!

August 7th, 8th and 9th 2015 Crowne Plaza 1741 Paper Mill Rd. Wyomissing Pennsylvania.
This show is going to be amazing. Make sure to follow Alex, Meghan and the pagodacitytattoofest on Facebook and Instagram.