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.

AJ and Jose Days Off in June!

Both AJ Goldman and Jose Bolorin from our Deptford, NJ have some days off this month!  Jose will be on vacation beginning Saturday June 6th.  He’ll be back tattooing on Wednesday, June 17th!  AJ will be attending the annual APP (association of professional piercers) conference in Las Vegas, NV where he will be teaching classes as well as sharpening his skills in the art of body piercing!  He will be back piercing on Tuesday, June 16th!

AJ 1 Jose OFF

BIG news from 12 oz. Studios Brooklawn shop!

collageIT’S FINALLY HERE!!!  The moment we’ve all been waiting for.  Sunday, May 17th, we moved into our new Brooklawn shop (300 Crescent Blvd)!!!  The 12 oz. crew along with some of our amazing customers busted our butts and moved the entire shop in a few hours!  So, a HUGE thank you to everyone who answered the call when we needed it most!  Now begins the task of setting everything up and getting everything in working order.  The new Brooklawn shop will be closed Monday, May 18th, but starting Tuesday, May 19th, we will be open for business during normal operating hours.  If you are still looking to get tattooed on the 18th, you are in luck!  Our Deptford shop will be open from 2 – 9 pm.  Thanks again to everyone who helped us move and helped us permanently plant our roots in the great borough of Brooklawn, NJ!  Check back with us soon as we will share some photos of the new shop!

Bobby Trefz tattooing at the 2015 Electric City Tattoo Convention!

We are happy to announce that 12 oz. Deptford’s own Bobby Trefz will be tattooing this year’s Electric City Tattoo Convention in Scranton, PA. this weekend (April 17, 18 and 19)!  Bobby will be taking appointments and walk-ups all weekend long.  If you are interested in being tattooed by Bobby at the convention email or call 856 845 2222!  Hope to see you there!

Bobby Electric City 1

Hightlights from the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

We had such a blast at this year’s Philadelphia Tattoo Convention presented by Villain Arts! The Philadelphia Convention is very special to all of us. It is our home-town convention in the city we love and we look forward to it every year. Check out some of the highlights below. Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to 12 oz. Studios Tami Rose from our Brooklawn, NJ shop for taking home a trophy this year! 3rd place for small black and grey tattoo! Way to go Tami!

12 oz. Studios appearing at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention!

Fantastic news!  Our fearless leader, Alex Feliciano, along with Bobby Trefz and Kevin Soto from our Deptford, NJ shop will be tattooing at this years Philadelphia Tattoo Convention!  Kevin is booking appointments and Alex and Bobby will be taking walk-ups and booking appointments for Friday (2/13), Saturday (2/14) and Sunday (2/15).  If you are interested in getting tattooed at the convention give us a call (856 845 2222) or email us at .  If you are going to be at the convention make sure you stop by our booths and say hi to our brothers!

Alex Feliciano at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

Alex Feliciano at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

Bobby Trefz at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention.

Bobby Trefz at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention.

Kevin Soto at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention.

Kevin Soto at the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention.


Bobby Trefz tattooing at the annual Phila. Tattoo Convention!

12 oz.’s own bearded Jedi, Bobby Trefz, will be tattooing the annual Philadelphia Tattoo Convention next week! If you are going to the convention make sure you stop by and say hi! He’ll have some tattoo designs on hand for you to choose from. Or, if you’d like to set up an appointment with Bobby at the convention email him at or call 856 845 2222!

Bobby Phila Con 2015 claire