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Meet Mayo

Mayo Landicho is a multi-disciplinary artist, who is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, former school teacher, educator, poet, painter, sculptor, outdoorsman, and environmentalist, who stands among his peers as a world-class tattoo artist. With more than a decade of experience, Mayo's original designs and beautifully rendered interpretations have graced the bodies of artists, celebrities, sports figures, teachers and other celebrated tattoo artists locally and throughout the world. His reputation as a fine artist has grown to include membership in the elite and internationally renowned Dimasalang III group while his charisma as a performer has garnered praise as an upcoming musician.

Situated in a private fully licensed studio on Main street, Birthmark Tattoos is what most people refer to as: "Vancouver's BEST Kept Secret" and is the final destination for some of Vancouver's top name clients. It is a place where stories unfold and become an inspiration for new art, new tattoos, new memories.

Awards & Accolades

Landicho's talents and achievements reached a pinnacle as he won TOP prize at the Westcoast Tattoo Show 2012, and Westrock Tattoo Convention 2013. In addition, Landicho was one of the featured artists in Vancouver Sun during the West Coast Tattoo And Culture Show 2010, X-Files, Artista and Living Today magazines Westcoast Ink Magazine, 24/7 Newspaper, and

MetroVan Independent News. Mayo Landicho is highly regarded as one of the top Phil-Canadian artists in Vancouver.

Landicho participated in the Urban Tattoo Convention at New York on June 26-28, 2015. Landicho earned a 1st and 2nd Place award for the "BEST TRIBAL" tattoos.

  • Recognition from Honorable Mayor Amber Amante and Vice Mayor Angie Yang, San Pablo City - Outstanding San Pableano October 7, 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition from Governor of Laguna - Best Lagunense International Tattoo Artist in Canada & USA January 4, 2016
  • Certificate of Recognition from Honorable Congresswoman Sol Aragones January 14, 2015
  • Meeting with Justin Trudeau, Presented an original art piece inspired by Indigenous Philippine Art titles “The All Seeing Eye” 2017
  • Meeting with Canadian Defense Minister, Honorable Harjeet Sajjan at UFCBC Award Ceremony 
  • Meeting with Vancouver Mayor, Honorable Gregor Robinson at Dimasalang Art Exhibit, Vancouver Moat Gallery, May 6, 2018


  • Dimasalang III "Tribute to SYM" Art Exhibit, consulate General of the Philippines, Canada Place, Vancouver B.C
  • “Pan Pacific Routes” The Dimasalang 50th anniversary Art Exhibit Opening Ceremony at the Moat Gallery, May 6, 2018
  • Lunar Lantern Festival February 21, 2021
  • Special Award “Gawad Sining Award” in recognition of outstanding contribution in arts, culture, and advocacy for positive change from UFCBC, Canada, June 23, 2018, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver B.C
  • The Pagtitipon 2019, A Gathering Art Exhibit, July, 20, 2019
  • Philippine Day Festival, Plaza of Nation
  • Philippine Festival, New Westminster 
  • Unang Hirit Sa Tag-init, Memorial South Park, Vancouver
  • Dutchman Tattoo Art Exhibit
  • Compassionate Society Art Exhibit, Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C
  • Dimasalang Art Exhibit of Philippine Embassy, Vancouver, B.C
  • Featured Artist on Philippine Consulate General Vancouver, Thirty-one days of Filipino art, Online Exhibit, July 16, 2020
  • Dimasalang Art Exhibit, Vancouver Moat Gallery


  • “Certificate of Recognition” from Bayanihan Multicultural Youth award March 21, 2005
  • “Certificate of Recognition” from Kathara Philipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society December 8, 2017
  • “Certificate of Recognition” From Mable Elmore, MLA, Vancouver-Kensington “Band2gether4RCRG” March 5, 2017
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” from Philippine Festival association June 9, 2007
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” from Multicultural Helping House Society May 29, 2005
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” from Philippine Day Confederation June 9, 2001
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” from KAHON Vancouver


  • Best Business Award in Canada 2022 by CBRB Canadian Business Review Board Inc for “customer satisfaction”, ‘Outstanding service”, ”Business leadership”, and “Strong Vision”
  • “Best of Vancouver Readers’ Choice” awarded by Georgia Straight, November 2020
  •  Winner for “Community Choice Award as Top Tattoo Shop in Vancouver” awarded by Yocale August 2017 
  • 360 Ink Fest, Portland, Oregon, July 2019, 1st place Best in Tribal Tattoo, 2nd place Best in Oriental Tattoo, 2nd place Best in Portrait Tattoo, 2nd place Best in Art Tattoo
  • Vancouver Tattoo Culture Show, April 2019, 1st place Best in  Dot Work Tattoo
  • Van Isle Tattoo Expo, Victoria, BC, Canada 2017, 2nd place Best in Ornamental Tattoo, 2nd place Best in Asian/Japanese Tattoo, 3rd place Best in Large Colour Tattoo
  • Ink Travellers Tattoo Convention,Washington, US, 2nd runner up for female tattoo, Special Award for Traditional Tattooing, February 18, 2013
  • Urban Tattoo Convention, Brooklyn New York, June 26, 2015, 1st place Best in Tribal Tattoo, 2nd place Best in Tribal Tattoo
  • West rock Tattoo convention, Victoria, BC, 1st place best in Black & Grey Tattoo, 1st runner up for best sleeve
  • Westcoast Tattoo Show, Vancouver, B.C, 2012, 2nd runner up for best overall female tattoo


  • Featured Artist at the Book Launch of Weaving our Dream, Alice Vandusen Hall
  • Featured Artist CBC News, Traditional Tattooing & Baybayin, September 6, 2017 
  • Featured Artist at CHEK TV News, Victoria B.C, September 29, 2017
  • Featured Artist at Brooklyn 5 TV News, New York City, Urban Tattoo Convention June 2015
  • Featured Artist OMNI TV News, March 7, 2021
  • Featured Artist CBC Vancouver, Art Exhibitionist 
  • Featured Artist on Balitang America TV News
  • Featured Artist on Balitang Canada TV News
  • Featured at Solar TV News, Manila, Philippines
  • Featured Artist on Metro Independent News August 2015
  • Featured Artist at DCG-FM 107.1 San Pablo City
  • Featured Artist at Red 93.1 FM Vancouver
  • Featured Artist at 102.7 Vancouver
  • Featured Artist at UBC Radio Vancouver 
  • Featured Artist on Living today Magazine for Outdoor Exploration 
  • Featured Artist on Planet Philippines May 16, 2012
  • Featured Artist on Life Magazine, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Featured Artist at 24 Hour News Vancouver, Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show, April 27, 2014
  • Featured Artist on West Coast Tattoo Magazine February 2013  
  • Featured Artist on X-Files Magazine Vancouver B.C
  • Featured Artist on Artista Magazine Vancouver B.C
  • Featured Artist on Living Today Magazine Vancouver B.C
  • Featured on Fight Club Newspaper Vancouver
  • Featured Artist at Langara University Newsletter
  • Featured Artist on Canadian Inquirer News
  • Featured Artist on Vancouver Sun NewsPaper, July 10, 2010
  • Featured Artist Philippine Chronicle
  • Featured Artist on Royal City Record, New Westminster B.C
  • Featured Artist on The Voice Newspaper, Vancouver 
  • Featured Artist on Philippine Showbiz Today, July 12, 2019
  • Featured Artist on Tribune Post, San Pablo city
  • Featured Artist on The Harold News, San Pablo City
  • Featured Artist on WestCoast News, July 10, 2010
  • Featured Artist on North Shore News Vancouver B.C
  • Featured Artist on ET Online Manila
  • Featured Artist on Centrepiece Newspaper, “Vancouver Home to Traditional Tattoos”, January 25, 2017


  • Attended Tattoo Convention“Biggest Tattoo Show On Earth” Vegas, October 6, 2011
  • Attended Tattoo Convention, Guest Judge “Ink Travellers” February 15, 2013
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Body Art Expo” Cow Palace, Daly City, san Francisco, March 22, 2013
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show” April 26, 2013
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “West Rock Tattoo Convention” September 3, 2013
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “New York City Urban Tattoo Convention” July 14, 2015
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Tattoo Hui” New Zealand, Guest Judge, February 11, 2020
  • Attended Dutdutan Convention, Guest Judge, 2019
  • Attended Dutdutan Convention, Asia's Biggest Tattoo Convention, 2013
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “360 Ink Fest” Portland, July 5, 2019
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Van Isle Tattoo Expo” Victoria Conference Centre, September 29, 2017
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Calgary’s Tattoo And Arts Festival” October 14-16, 2016
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “Polynesia Tatau” 2016, Tahiti, April 12, 2016
  • Attended Tattoo Convention  “Mario Barths BTSOE” Las Vegas 2011


  • Career Speaker at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, Outdoor Leadership, A Young Adult Settlement Program Initiative, August 12, 2020, Earls Park
  • Career Speaker at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, Modern and Traditional Tattoo, July, 15 2020
  • Guest Speaker at Trout Lake Community Centre, Bayanihan Filipino Celebration, Topic: Baybayan Writing
  • Guest Speaker at University of British Columbia Vancouver with Grace Nono - Philippine Indigenous Art Festival
  • Guest Speaker at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C, June 24, 2017, Topic: Traditional Tattooing - The Philippine Language in Song-Serenade, Hosted by UPAABC….University of the philippines Alumni Association in British Columbia  
  • Guest Speaker at Native Education Centre Vancouver 2016
  • Guest Speaker at One Thousand Rivers Performance Studio 54 East 4th Ave, June 25, 2017, Topic: Baybayin/Alibata Hosted by Kathara 
  • Guest Speaker at Theatre, Traditional tattooing, Hosted by UBC Nerd Society, May 30 2014


  • Member of “Poetry Around the World” October 12, 2003
  • Member of “World Poetry” 
  • Featured Artist on Storytelling Festival, Tofino, B.C
  • Featured Artist at Vancouver Public Library, B.C
  • Featured Artist on Macmiller Center, Vancouver
  • Featured Artist at Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver
With the Laguna Governor of the Philippines - Ramil Hernandez
With the Laguna Governor of the Philippines - Ramil Hernandez
Dimasalang III International Artist Group 2015
Dimasalang III International Artist Group 2015
1st and 2nd Place for Tribal Tattoos - Urban Tattoo Convention in New York City
1st and 2nd Place for Tribal Tattoos - Urban Tattoo Convention in New York City