Zoe Bean


What I like most about social media… Being able to see what tattooers on the other side of the world are doing in real time.Zoe Bean
Flowers and Bee by Zoe Bean


Dotwork is Zoe Bean’s specialty.

Religious Art by Zoe Bean


Placement is everything.

Skeleton Dotwork by Zoe Bean


Precise and magnificent.

the adventure begins

I can’t say what it was because I won’t even tell my husband. It wasn’t that embarrassing but it’s become a joke between us so I’m taking it to my grave.

I started tattooing in NYC in 2007

Any time I do a tattoo that I’m really happy with I have a proudest moment.

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Ira Glass. (An American Public Radio personality and the host/producer of the radio and television show This American Life.

Tattooing is not a 9-5 job. I’m a mom and sometimes balancing everything I need to do away from the shop and family life is a real challenging.

No regrets but I have tattoos that are not my favorite. I’ve covered things over the years that I really wanted gone but for the most part I really like my tattoos.

The best advice I ever received was to marry someone I really like.

Advice for wanna-bes – if you can do anything else, do it.

continue the fun

The smell of Green Soap. (Green Soap is a vegetable oil-based, water-soluble, environmentally safe soap that’s commonly used in tattoo studios)

I like to listen to lots of different things as long as it’s not Rush.

Being able to see what tattooers on the other side of the world are doing in real time.

I love tattooing. I feel so incredibly lucky that this is my job.

I have a cat named Suki Saperstein and a dog named Margot Tenenbaum.