Take Your 12 oz. Gift Certificate to the Next Level!


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The 12 oz Studios gift certificate with bonus bucks sale is in full swing!  And, we now have 2 ways to take your gift for that special someone to the next level!

When you buy any gift certificate over $100 ($101 and up) you’ll get our Holiday Gift Package.  This includes a 12 oz. t-shirt, enamel pin, small tattoo goo and other goodies for FREE!

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And when you buy any gift certificate at $300 and up you’ll get our Deluxe Holiday Gift Package.  This includes a 12 oz. t-shirt, enamel pin, small tattoo goo, 12 oz. tumbler, beer koozie, bottle opener, 12 oz. draw string bag, and other goodies for FREE!

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All of this plus an additional 20% in bonus bucks with every $100 you spend on gift certificates (spend $500 or more and get 25%)!  Don’t sleep on this deal!  Our holiday gift packages and gift certificates with bonus bucks sale ends Saturday, December 23rd.


Merry Christmas and happy holidays from 12 oz. Studios!



The Annual Gift Certificate with Bonus Bucks Sale at 12 oz. Studios.

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The moment you’ve been waiting for all year long. The 12 oz. Studios holiday gift certificate with bonus bucks sale!
Beginning Black Friday, for every $100 in gift certificates you buy you’ll get an additional 20% in bonus bucks, FREE! Bonus bucks work the same as a gift certificate. Give them as a gift or keep them for yourself (we won’t tell)! Gift certificates starting at $500 will get 25% in bonus bucks! 12 oz. Studios gift certificates with bonus bucks sale ends on Saturday, December 23rd.
You can also upgrade your gift certificate! When you buy a gift certificate over $100 ($101 and up) you’ll get a 12 oz. Studios shirt, enamel pin, small tattoo goo and other goodies in a lovely gift box for FREE!
We’ll also have more holiday goodies in time for Christmas in the coming weeks so stay tuned! Happy holidays from 12 oz. Studios!

Help 12 oz. Studios Give Families in Our Area a Very, Merry Christmas.

It’s that time of year again!  Time for the 12 oz. Studios annual holiday toy drive!

With the holiday season approaching rapidly we ask that you please help those less fortunate in our area have a very, merry Christmas.  We will be taking gift donations at both 12 oz. Studios shops from now until Thursday, December 14th.  From there all donations will be sent to the Center for Family Services that will make sure kids and families in our area have the best Christmas ever.  And, to show our appreciation for your generosity, with every new, unwrapped item you donate you’ll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 or $100 gift certificate!  The more items you bring the more chances you have to win!  Not sure what to donate?  Here’s a handy list of what the Center for Family Services is looking for:

  • New winter coats (newborn – adult 3XL)
  • Hoodies (youth large – adult 3XL)
  • Pajamas (newborn – adult 3XL)
  • Clothing (youth large – adult 3XL)
  • Gift cards (Best Buy, Target, Old Navy, Walmart, ShopRite, Footlocker)
  • Movie theater passes (AMC preferred)
  • Books (newborn – young adult)
  • Educational toys
  • Sports Equipment (NFL footballs, NBA basketballs)
  • Socks
  • Earphones & earbuds
  • Toiletry cases filled with bath & body products (Dove, Axe, and Suave brands)
  • Twin Sheets
  • Comforters
  • Bath Towels

It feels good to give.  It also feels good to get something in return.  We thank you all for your support and continued generosity every holiday season.  Merry Christmas and happy holidays from 12 oz. Studios!

2017 Gift Donation

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone Who Donated to Hurricane Relief Efforts.

We can’t begin to thank everyone enough who donated various items to help the citizens of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.  Our own Alex Feliciano and Jose Bolorin where particularly moved, both being of Puerto Rican descent and frequent visitors to the island where their friends and family still reside.  Because of you we where able to donate a whopping 5, packed to the brim, car loads to the Puerto Rican Civic Association located in Hammonton, NJ.  From there all of the goods donated will be loaded onto a trailer and sent to the island.  These donations will make a meaningful impact in the day to day life of those working to rebuild their homes and ultimately their and their community’s lives.

It’s going to be a long road to recovery so we’ll be watching as to where 12 oz. Studios can help next (stay tuned).  We can’t say this enough:  we have the best clients anyone could ask for.  You always deliver whenever need be and for that we are eternally grateful.  And, a special thank you to the folks at the Puerto Rican Civic Association in Hammonton, NJ for organizing this entire event and coordinating efforts with the island.

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!



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



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!!!!