At a very young age, Justin Mariani was doodling on his school work or art books. When he realized he could channel that passion to a permanent canvas on skin he sought out tattooing as a career. Justin began tattooing in 2004, out of Hostile Tattoo in Apple Valley, California. He completed his apprenticeship there under Scott Schwab.
After moving to Cody, Wyoming in 2008, Justin purchased Stray Cat Tattoo and re-branded himself in the community as Human Canvas Tattoo. Justin traveled back to the west periodically for a number of years to guest spot at tattoo shops in California, Utah and Nevada and continues to do so periodically.
In 2011, he started concentrating on realism and portraits which is where his passion still lies. While Justin specializes in the above mentioned styles, he is a true artist and can produce any tattoo style that is requested. It gives him great pleasure to see something come to life on the skin.
Prior to becoming a father in 2012, Justin was active in the tattoo expo lifestyle where he accumulated many awards over the years. He was a nationally sponsored artist through several tattoo companies. He has also been an internationally and stateside recognized artist in publications such as "Tattoo Master"and "Skin Deep", among many others as well. After becoming a father, his focus shifted and he left the fast paced tattoo community to raise his children and focus on Human Canvas Tattoo in Wyoming.