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.
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
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!!!!
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!
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!
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!
Today the fine folks at NJ.com 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 NJ.com holds another contest next year so we can go for the gold once again!