Studio Manager:

Dan Carroll created his first tattoo at age eleven, with a needle, thread, and a bottle of india ink. Dan continued to practice tattooing by this method until age seventeen when he learned how to make a homemade tattoo machine.

At nineteen, Dan entered Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA, which he attended for three years, majoring in fine art. Dan finished art school in 1972, spent the next twenty years or so tattooing underground, then began tattooing in a studio in 1994.

With his background in fine art, Dan is a master at portrait work, both black and gray and color. His natural style is representational and photo realistic, but is comfortable with all styles. Dan continues to grow as an artist, always striving total perfection. He finds fulfillment in creating a perfect tattoo for each client, and complete satisfaction from practicing his art.


Business Manager

Sue Carroll has a background in customer service, training and development, and business management. She has held a management level position for fifteen years with a large multi-national corporation, developing numerous training programs in the delivery of quality customer service.

Sue has a love of the arts; music, visual and performing arts, as well as a love for people - "Especially my husband Dan" - which is what brought her from the corporate world to the tattoo world. She has a strong desire to promote and support Dan's art, and help him fulfill his dreams.

She loves to help customers discover the tattoo which is perfect for them. Stop by the studio and let her help you select your next tattoo!

 

Meet the The Staff


Craig Rieger began working at Masterpiece in 2004, coming to us with two years of tattoo experience. Craig honed and refined his tattoo techniques under the tutelage of Dan Carroll.

Craig's line work is clean, his colors are bold and solid. He is meticulous in the preparation of his tattoo work, with perfection being his goal. Craig's preference is for color work.

Craig enjoys painting, which is translated well in both his use of color as well as blending of colors in his tattoo work.

On his days away from the studio, Craig can be found in his boat, fishing pole in ha
nd.


Jocelyn Carroll has been piercing since 1997, at which time she completed her initial apprenticeship at Masterpiece. Jocelyn, as well as being an accomplished piercer, has a gentle bedside manner, which helps to put a nervous customer at ease. When she is not piercing Jocelyn can be found helping out at the front desk.


Chad Wheeler joined Masterpiece in 2012, and has been tattooing since 2008. Although previously tattooing, Dan put Chad through additional training as an apprentice.

Chad is a graduate of both a two year Graphic Design College as well as receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Chad has mastered the art of fine line tattooing, and is yet another rising star at Masterpiece. Chad loves to tattoo regardless the design and takes great pride in every tattoo that he does. When he's not tattooing Chad can be found in his room honing his drawing skills and creating new designs. With his friendly yet laid back personality Chad puts customers at ease. He considers being a tattoo artist as the best job in the world as he loves meeting new people and putting his artistic skills to good use!

Jay Clement began tattooing in 1999 as an apprentice at Masterpiece, under the tutelage of Dan Carroll. As such Jay is well versed in the fine line work that Masterpiece is known for.

Jay’s line work is clean and solid, the foundation of a great tattoo: his color, blending and shading are impeccable and like Dan, Jay is meticulous about his work.

Jay has worked at various shops over the years and finally made his way “home” to Masterpiece. Masterpiece is pleased to have Jay back and feel he is truly an asset to the team.

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