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.
Chad 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!
Matt rejoined Masterpiece in June of 2017. Matt was born
and raised in IN and started his tattoo apprenticeship
at age 16. He joined the Army in ’99 and served through
2004 in a Tank division.
Matt has won numerous local regional art awards in IN
and had his art displayed in the Chicago Museum of Art
when he was just 13 years old. He has also won a number
of tattoo competitions at the Boston Tattoo convention.
Matt is very versatile in his tattoo work, competent in
both fine line and bold, color and black and gray,
traditional to photo realistic. Matt enjoys all styles
of tattooing and strives to give each customer the best
tattoo work available. His diverse life experiences give
Matt a great outlook on life and an easy to work with
nature. We are glad to have Matt back as part of