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!
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.
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!
Congratulations to Tami Rose! 3rd place for small black and grey tattoo.
Some photos from the 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention. 12 oz.’s Alex Feliciano, Bobby Trefz, Jose Bolorin, and Kevin Soto were in attendance and tattooing!
This is my friend Sean who travel from Cottonwood, Arizona and waited 2 year to get tattooed again by me. Truly honored and grateful to have awesome clients. Work late night on this one. The beer, pizza and wing made his 7 hour marathon tattoo session way more bearable. Thanks again Sean.
This piece is a tribute to his father, an English teacher who passed away. Edgar Allen Poe was his favorite. The quote at the bottom is: Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December.
Javier Rivera is doing a guest spot this week at 12 oz. Rivera is known for his bold and dark neo traditional designs, has a sublime sense of taste and flow with script lettering, and is beloved across the country for his very straightforward, very distinctive style. You may seen his work on Tattoosnob.com, on the website when he worked at Ink and Dagger with Russ Abbott or simply
googling bad ass tattoos.
Javier will be tattooing at the 12 oz Deptford this Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, that Oct 29, 30 and November 2 and tattooing at the Brooklawn shop this Friday November 1. You can schedule an appointment By emailing Javier directly at Jrivera.email@example.com or call the shop 12 oz. Deptford 856-845-2222 and 12 oz Brooklawn 856-742-1234