Dave studied art under mentor, Jose Cruz. He attended NTSU for drawing and painting then dropped out to apprentice under Robert Hackney in Dallas, TX. He started taking walk-ins in the Spring of 1991. Dave tattooed in Texas, California and Hawaii; finally settling in Brooklyn in 1999. He opened his first shop in 2009 and this studio in August 2011. Dave prefers working in a wide variety of styles and enjoys visualizing ideas for clients. He does not tattoo hands, faces, or white-ink-only tattoos.
Zoe Bean is painter and tattooer living and working in Brooklyn. She got a masters in art at Pratt that she will be paying off for the rest of her life. Zoe began tattooing in 2009 and loves line work, dots, and tiny details. She is married to a tattooer named Sweety. She paints, bakes, gardens and is a mom to one son, one french bulldog and one cat.
Believes everything beautiful is built on a solid foundation. You can’t create a quality tattoo without a great design and clean lines. Betty’s goal is to take her clients vision and combine that with her principles to create something truly wondrous. To Betty a tattoo is more than art & fashion, it’s your story and a means to connect to something classic.
Native New Yorker, tattooer and painter with over 15 years of experience. Guy is well-versed in all styles of tattooing.
San Diego-based Drew “My Boo” Linden is known for her amazing style and art. Well known for her prior career as a Coney Island strong-man. She specializes in a variety of styles including Modern-neo-new-traditional, Traditional-new-neo-old-school, and old-school-traditional-line-based-stipled-portrait.
Eight of Swords Tattoo is proud to offer skilled and talented artists ready to create your custom tattoo. Come see the difference! Walk-ins welcome.