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Meet The Artists

Joseph Marzolf

Owner | Tattoo & Piercing Artist 

Born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, Joe Marzolf has been tattooing for over thirty years. Joe began his career back in 1981 when he headed down to North Carolina and started drawing for a southern tattoo parlor, then apprenticing, where he gained a solid foundation in tattooing. Joe honed and shared his talent up and down the eastern coast, tattooing in studios in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania, learning to pierce along the way. Joe then ended up right back in western New York; upon his return he dabbled in a few other professions: he is a certified welder, can tend a mean bar, and has bounced many drunken fools, while continuing to tattoo on the side. In 1997, he decided to return full-time to his passion and opened Roadhouse Tattoos and Body Piercings in Holland. Joe’s unique style ranges from fine line portraiture, to bold and vivid color pieces, his tribal is unrivaled and he creates the most distinctive black and grey you will find in these parts of NY. Joe’s extraordinary attention to detail has won him countless awards; Joe is an artist first and foremost and strives to individualize every tattoo, custom-tailoring them to each client.

Amanda Marzolf

Manager | Piercing Artist 

Amanda is the daughter of shop owner, Joe Marzolf. She has been working at Roadhouse for over 9 years, underwent a rigorous piercing apprenticeship for 2 years and has been piercing for over 7 years. Amanda is trained in First Aid and Bloodborn Pathogen safety and always maintains a sterile environment which allows all clients to feel at ease.

Amanda has a BA in Design & Dance from Buffalo State College. While in school she focused in fiber arts which led her to creating her own brand Aura Adornments.

If you'd like to make an appointment for a piercing or have any piercing related questions, please text (716)574-0402 or email roadhousetattoosny@gmail.com

Dawn Burlar

Tattoo Apprentice 

Dawn Burlar came to Roadhouse Tattoos three years ago, with an impressive portfolio and the dream of becoming a tattoo artist.  Dawn is a meticulous apprentice, spending the last three years learning and practicing her tattoo skills under the mentorship of Tattoo Joe.  Now that Dawn has gained the confidence necessary to become an accomplished artist, she is ready to hit the floor and is excited to accept clients.  Although Dawn does not yet exhibit a particular tattoo style, she is open to tattooing in every form and design.  Just bring her your thoughts and ideas and she’ll be happy to work with you to find the design that is perfect for you!

 

On a personal note, Dawn’s roots are in Hamburg, where she raised her three beautiful daughters.  Dawn is a veterinary assistant at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center, where she has worked for the past 11+ years.  In her spare time, Dawn enjoys hiking, fishing, and hanging out with her dog, Dahlia.  Animals and art have been a lifelong passion for Dawn!