"He knew how to make each one of those kids just shine. This man was such a beautiful soul. I knew I could feel the love — not just him saying he loved me."
"He was a great drummer," his brother said. "If it wasn't for the tattooing, he could have easily been a professional musician. Scott would make the backdrop, airbrush everything and create the posters for the shows."
Marshall attended Chicago's American Academy of Art in 1998 and got his first tattoo a year later. His brother said that once Scott realized he could tattoo -- and do it well -- he was hooked. Tattooing even led Scott to his wife, Johanna.
They met when she came into Roselle Tattoo; Scott tattooed a sword going through a rose on her leg as they "started talking and laughed," she recalled.
Fellow Ink Master competitor Jim Francis said Scott wasn't brash or cocky in real life, but "loved his kids. He loved having fun and laughing all the time."
Scott's leaves behind many family members, including his wife and another brother, Jeffrey; three kids, Nadya and Abrielle, a stepson, Victor; and his parents, Beverly and Gregory Marshall.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Scott Marshall as owner of Roselle Tattoo Co. in Chicago.
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