Joy is the owner of Twelve 28 Tattoo & is also an artist. She 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. Her preferred style is bold outlining & realistic color, but is open to other styles & enjoys challenges. She holds a BA in Anthropology, loves her cats, spends a lot of time with Netflix, 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. Joy is not currently taking new clients/projects as she is finishing in-progress pieces. Please email her to be added to her waiting list – 1228Tattoo@gmail.com.
Chris grew up in Detroit and moved to NYC in 2007. He was exposed to tattooing at a young age and developed a strong interest in the craft. He started studying tattoos more in-depth while aquiring a BFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. When Chris is not busy tattooing, he spends his time exploring new visual vocabularies and incorporating them in his art. Chris is available for walk-ins and appointments Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Andrew began tattooing in the fall of 1998 in eastern Ohio. After serving a very old school apprenticeship for 3 years, he moved back to his hometown, Wilkes-Barre, PA where he began tattooing at Marc’s Tattooing. There he stayed busy for the next 10 years, traveling the convention circuit, doing guest spots and generally raising hell. He moved to NY in 2009 with a new respect for his career, future and his sobriety. His interests include all forms of art, sculpture, indigenous peoples and cultures, weightlifting, yoga, and eating healthy. Manga, anime and comix combined with tattoo history and photo-realism is where he draws his inspiration for his designs. He enjoys traveling, eating with chopsticks, linework, animals, and conversations with strangers. He loves his wife, ’90s hip-hop, sunshine, fresh fruit and traditional Japanese tattoos. Please contact him at email@example.com.