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!
Check it out! Our feature on our Brooklawn shop is up on NJ.com! 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!!!
IT’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!
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!