Canman was born in Boston and raised in the suburb of Medway, Massachusetts. He started his tattoo career in 1995 serving a formal apprenticeship under Deana Lippens in Orlando, Florida. Canman has been creating art as far back as he can remember. It is his biggest passion in life and he is extremely dedicated to consistently improving upon his skills.
Canman especially enjoys collaborating with his clients to design creative and long lasting custom tattoos. He is attracted to most art and tattoo styles, but is particularly inspired by larger projects involving flowing compositions in a variety of colors done with an illustrative approach.
When not tattooing, Canman paints in acrylic & oils. The style of his work tends to lean towards a visionary or surrealism direction with the content addressing spiritual and social motifs.
Canman’s paintings have been shown in numerous art galleries across the country and has been included in several art publications. He is involved with many live painting exhibitions within the tattoo community and has taken several instructional painting and art technique seminars in locales as far reaching as Austria & London.
Canman is married to the most beautiful and talented Piercer/photographer with whom he is co-owner of Visions Tattoo, Piercing, & Art Gallery.
Due to the high demand and time, Canman is focusing solely on large scale work.