12 oz. Studios Deptford Receives 2015/2016 Best Businesses of Deptford Award!


SOURCE: Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program

12 Oz Studios has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Deptford Award in the Tattoo category by the Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program. This is the second time since 2015 that 12 Oz Studios has been selected for this award.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.  These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Deptford area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each
category. The 2016 Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.  Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program

The Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Deptford area.
Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Deptford Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


Meghan Patrick’s books are currently CLOSED to new clients

Due to an overwhelming amount of appointments Meghan Patrick has decided to put a hold on taking any NEW clientele until sometime after the new year (2017).  Past and current clients will still be able to schedule consultations and appointments as usual.  We will announce when Meghan will be booking new clientele.


12 oz. Studios at the 2016 Inked Out NJ Convention.

We are excited to announce that our very own Alex Feliciano, Rebecca G, and Jose Bolorin will be working the annual Inked Out New Jersey Tattoo & Music Festival September 9th, 10th and 11th at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.  If you you are interested in getting tattooed by these fine folks at the convention you can call our Deptford shop at 856-845-2222 or email us with your idea at 12ozstudios@gmail.com . Come and hang out with us! We hope to see you there!

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Happy Trails Bobby Trefz!

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“Sometimes there’s a man.  I won’t say a hero, ‘cause what’s a hero?  Sometimes there’s a man, and I’m talkin’ about the dude here, sometimes there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place.  He fits right in there, and that’s The Dude.” – The Stranger

Our lovable maniac, Bobby Trefz, is leaving after three fun and awe-inspiring art filled years with 12 oz. Studios.  For those who don’t know, Bobby and Alex Feliciano both got their start together at Body Art Tattoo in Stratford, NJ almost 20 years ago.  Bobby has entertained our artists and clients with his rendition of classic yacht rock jams along with choreographed dance routines.  He’s also been an incredible team member applying 20 years of experience to tattooing any style and helping guide our younger artists to perfect their craft.

Bobby will be joining the ranks of Art Machine Productions in Philadelphia, PA.  We wish Bobby nothing but the best and can’t wait to see him grow as an artist and watch his work evolve working next to Tim Pangburn and company.

Bobby’s last official day at 12 oz. Studios will be May 31st.  If you are looking to get tattooed by Bobby at 12 oz. he has openings on 5/26, 5/27, 5/28, 5/30 and 5/31.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment or stop by the Brooklawn shop (300 Crescent Blvd.).

Welcome Johnny Pagoda to 12 oz. Deptford

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South Jersey has a new artist in town and his name is Johnny Pagoda!  Johnny comes to us from Vermont, the home of maple syrup and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!  Since getting his start in 2008, Johnny brings a unique style to tattooing spanning traditional, surreal neo-traditional, black and grey, and everything in between.  You can catch him Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and alternating Saturday’s.  Interested in getting tattooed by Johnny?  Stop by our Deptford shop (1135 Hurffville Rd.) or give us a call at 856-845-2222.  Welcome aboard Johnny!

2016 Phila. Tattoo Arts Convention Re-cap

The 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention was incredible!  We had a record 4 booths this year with eight out of ten 12 oz. tattooers working all weekend long and showing off the best tattoos that South Jersey has to offer.  In attendance were our very own Bobby Trefz, Rebecca La Norma, Meghan Patrick, Alex Feliciano, Tami Rose, Chris Curtis, Kevin Soto, and Jose Bolorin.  Not only were these talented folks tattooing their asses off, they also created and brought beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art to exhibit and sell.  Alex even made a 12 oz. Studios “Crown and Arrows” lighted podium, which had an almost bat-signal quality that drew in convention goers to our booth.  The crew made friends with artists from across the globe and hopes to exchange guest spots with one another in the future.  Check out the photos below!

Please welcome Mike Sedges to our Brooklawn shop!

12 oz Studios is proud to welcome tattoo artist Mike Sedges to our Brooklawn, NJ shop!  Mike comes to us from Empire Tattoo Inc. located in Clementon, NJ.  He originally got his start working in the tattoo industry in 2001 and has been tattooing since 2005.  Mike currently works at our Brooklawn shop Sunday through Wednesday and Friday (Sunday’s are by appointment only).  We are very excited to have Mike working alongside our extraordinarily talented roster of tattoo artists at 12 oz.  To see examples of Mike’s work check out his page under ‘Artists at Brooklawn’ or click here.  Also, make sure you follow along with all of our social media accounts to see incredible work by Mike and all of the artists at 12 oz. Studios.  Welcome, Mike!

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Happy Birthday 12 oz. Studios!

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This month marks 12 oz Studios’ 11th year of business. Now, before we blow out the candles, we’d like to reflect on all our growth and success in those past 11 years.

In January 2005, we opened our doors for the first time. 12 oz started out with one studio, located in Brooklawn, NJ and only two employees – artistic geniuses Alex Feliciano and Meghan Patrick. In addition to tending to their customers on a daily basis, they also dedicated themselves to growing the business and branching out the 12 oz name. And here, 11 years later, we have grown into 2 locations in Brooklawn and Deptford, with 10 amazing artists and piercer, and even our own clothing line!

We are forever grateful to our staff, whom we prefer to call “family.” From our uniquely talented artists, to our skilled piercer, to our trusty manager, and our insanely hot front counter girls. You have all helped to make 12 oz Studios the success it is today.
And then there’s you……our wonderful, inspiring, awesome customers. We owe so much of our success to you. You continue to trust us to take your ideas and then turn them into permanent pieces of art that you display on your bodies with pride. And for that, we thank you and love you all.
So, as we reach our preteen years, we not only reflect on how we got here. We also look to the future. 2016 is going to be a big year for us! Be on the lookout for some rad things to come this year. And again, we thank you for your loyalty. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t the success we are today.