Mariano - Illustration, Traditional and Digital Artist, Tattooing - Toronto, ON, Canada

Marvin Mariano

Toronto, ON, Canada


Illustration, Traditional and Digital Artist, Tattooing

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


-Character Development & Creature Designs
-Environment Designs
-Mechanical & Vehicle Designs
-Product Development
-Toy Design
-Key Art
-Prop Design

Work History

Tattoo Artist

Phat Buddha Tattoo & Piercing

From March 2011

Freelance Artist / Illustrator


From January 2010

Illustrator / Freelance Artist

Spin Master Ltd.

February 2009 - September 2009

Freelance Artist / Storyboard Artist

Chronic Mind Inc.,

From January 2007

Freelance Artist / Toy Designer


May 2007 - January 2010

Layout and Storyboard Artist

Harlequin Films, LLC

February 2007 - January 2008

Graphic Artist/Project Manager

Beach-Studios, Inc.

January 2006 - January 2011

Art Director / Freelance Artist

Kosmic Comics

July 2006 - March 2010

Interior Artist

Wizards of the Coast

January 2005 - January 2006

UV-Matte/Texture Artist

Blue Pixel Inc.

February 2005 - November 2006

Colorist / Digital Inker

DC Comics

December 2005 - April 2006

Graphic Artist

Portfolio Entertainment

January 2004 - January 2005

Freelance Artist

Alderac Entertainment Group

January 2004 - December 2004


Dark Horse Comics

June 1998 - February 2001

Graphic Artist


January 1997 - January 1998

Freelance Illustrator/ Visual Development Artist

Marvin Mariano

From May 1996


Phat Updates. Recent works.

New Asian Tigers, Dragons and first tummy tuck/c-section scar coverup. Enjoy! :D

Phat Updates. Lates Tattoo works

Been a while but here are my latest works! Please enjoy and contact me if interested in my services. Thank you! :)

Latest Tattoo Portraits

Several works I've completed. Message me to inquire and book an appointment! :D

Mom's Love - 3 daughters portraits

My latest work that I just completed over the weekend. My first triple portrait - my client's daughters on her upper back in Black & Gray.

My First Colored Portrait Tattoo work! and St.Michael

STACY - As the title implies, this tattoo was originally Black and Gray and my client wanted to go full color for this piece. Love how it turned and client was super happy with the results! ;)

ST.MICHAEL - A pretty heavy piece on some big pipes, haha. Looking forward to the next piece he wants me to tattoo!

Dragon & Slash

My custom dragon design (originally from one of my paintings) rockin' it out loud with Slash!

Kicking Bear's Animal Spirit

Latest addition to this client's tattoo. Her whole arm is a full sleeve in working progress ;)

Slash - Guns and Roses

Rockin SLASH out loud!

Touch Ups

Retouching a clients tattoo done by a previous artist 6 years ago.

Kicking Bear and Big Dog

Did these portrait tattoos for these lovely sisters. Interestingly they wanted rival chiefs as their first tattoos!

What a Beast

Completed this yesterday roughly in 5-6hrs.

Ricky portrait - Trailer Park Boys

Just completed a Portrait of Ricky from the Trailer Park Boys in 6Hrs! Whew! Who's next! Maybe Bubbles ;)

More pics from this session will be posted so stay tuned!

Willie Nelson

Here's a portrait of Willie Nelson on the same customer who had the Johnny Cash portrait done.

Portraits Portfolio

My works in various mediums. From Acrylics to Oils on Canvas, Airbrush on Shirts to Photoshop and Corel Painter. Enjoy! :D

Visit my web links below for more of my art! Thanks!


Traditionally drawn or sketched, then fully colored in Photoshop. I love this medium!
For more of my work visit my links!

Marv's Tattoo Portfolio

*Johnny Cash on back shoulder
*Customized INRI

The Emperor is Pleased

A teaser of things to come.

MMGraffiti show1

A video montage I put together of three of my digital paintings. Enjoy! :D

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