About Pete

Pete Zebley is an experienced tattoo artist and a classically trained visual artist working in Philadelphia, PA. He began tattooing in 1998 and specializes in watercolor and fine art tattoos. While working as a tattoo artist, Pete enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he would receive formal training in painting, drawing and sculpture. In 2008, Pete was awarded the J. Henry Scheidt Scholarship in European Travel where he traveled to Russia, Poland and Germany.


After returning to the U.S., Pete focused on developing his craft and exploring the use of color in both is tattoos and fine artwork. He won second place for best sleeve and best color at the New York City Tattoo Convention in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and has held guest artist spots in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. His artwork has been exhibited at Gross McCleaf, Main Line Art Center and College of Southern Maryland. His abstract paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

2008 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The J. Henry Scheidt Scholarship for European Travel
The Academy Scholarship
The Cuff-Sammak Prize for Abstract Painting
The Will and Elena Barnet Prize for Abstract Art
The Sargenti Painting Prize
The Arra-Smith Prize for Painting


1998 Begins tattooing.

2008-2009 Spends time in Berlin, Germany in a group studio, painting.

2012- New York City Tattoo Convention. Best Sleeve Tattoo Second Place.

2013- New York City Tattoo Convention. Best Color Tattoo Second Place. Best
Sleeve Tattoo Third Place.

2013- Guest Artist at Tattoo Lounge, Venice, CA.

2014- Worked at the Toronto Northern Exposure Tattoo Convention.

2015- Current Guest Artist at Forever Young Ink, Toronto.

2019- Guest Artist at Inkology Art Gallery, New York.

2022- Guest Artist at Genesis Tattoo, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

2022- Worked at the New York Tattoo Convention, New York.

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