Joy began tattooing in 2001 & has worked at several shops in the Northeast with guest spots in various places around the world. In the Spring of 2007, she opened Twelve 28 & was the sole full-time artist until the Fall of 2010. Many amazing artists worked with her at the 2nd location, 28 Marcy Ave, until the building was sold. In October of 2013, she moved to a private studio in Greenpoint where she’s working alone, once again.
She holds a BA in Anthropology, loves her cat, is afraid of heights, spends a lot of time watching documentaries (but sneaks reality tv in as a guilty pleasure), wields a mean orange gun playing Big Buck Hunter, & is a huge nerd. While Joy generally stays under-the-radar, she has popped up in magazines like Step Inside Design & Cat Fancy, newspapers such as The Post & The New York Times, has appeared on television with MSNBC, & Huff Post Live.