Artists of Twelve 28 Tattoo
For appointments, please email 1228Appointments@gmail.com or call 347.602.2560
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 worked alone for a little over a year. Alas, she missed having a shop and hanging out with her friends all day. January 2015 she opened the fourth incarnation of Twelve 28 in Queens.
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. She also works closely with P.ink; a breast cancer awareness organization that not only promotes awareness of the disease, but pairs tattoo artists and survivors who are looking to have tattoos done after mastectomies and/or breast reconstruction. Joy does this type of work at Twelve 28, as well.