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Meet Mayo

Mayo Landicho is a multi-disciplinary artist, a world-class multi-awarded tattoo 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 Golden Balangay Awards Canada for Excellence Award in Arts and Culture Edmonton Canada
  • Award of Recognition from The City of Seven Lakes San Pablo City Association East Coast Chapter USA as an Outstanding San Pableno May 2023, Nutley, New Jersey for his Contribution in Preserving Music and Arts
  • Award of Recognition from Sangguniang Panglunsod Ng San Pablo, San Pablo City, January 2023
  • Certificate of Recognition, Office of the Presidential Advisor for Culture and Arts, Malacanan Grounds Manila, Outstanding works in the Field of Culture and Arts and Significant contribution to Phillippine Culture, August 26,  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
  • 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
  • The Pagtitipon 2019, A Gathering Art Exhibit, July, 20, 2019
  • “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 Recognition, Outstanding San Pableno, Awarded by Rotary Club of San Pablo 2013
  • “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

Awards/Recognition in Tattoo

  • 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

Media/Press Release etc.

  • 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 Philippine Consulate General Vancouver, Thirty-one days of Filipino art, Online Exhibit, July 16, 2020
  • 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 Conventions

  • Attended Vancouver and Tattoo and Culture Show, 2022
  •  Attended Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show 2019
  • Attended Tattoo Convention, Guest Judge for “Tattoo Hui” New Zealand, February 11, 2020
  • Attended Tattoo Convention“Biggest Tattoo Show On Earth” Vegas, October 6, 2011
  • Attended Tattoo Convention “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 Guest Judge for “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


  • Guest Speaker at University of Winnipeg, Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Talk/lecture about Traditional tattooing and Kulingtang Playing, October 26, 2022
  • 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
  • “Pan Pacific Routes” The Dimasalang 50th anniversary Art Exhibit Opening Ceremony at the Moat Gallery, May 6, 2018
  • Lunar Lantern Festival February 21, 2021
  • “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 
  • 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

Art Exhibits

  • Philippine Consulate general, Tatlumpu’t Isang Araw ng Sining Pilipino, Online Art Exhibit, Vancouver 2020
  • A Gathering Art Exhibit, Roundhouse Gallery, Gerry Thorne Exhibition Hall, Vancouver, July, 20, 2019
  • Pan Pacific Routes, The Dimasalang 50th anniversary Art Exhibit, Vancouver, May 6, 2018
  • Lantern Festival Vancouver B.C, February 21, 2021
  • How Green Is Your Muse Art Exhibit, Surrey Arts Gallery, November 24, 2019
  • Plaza of Nation, Pinoy fiesta, 
  • Dimalang Art Exhibit, June 8, 2015
  • Dimasalang III International Artist Group Exhibit August 9, 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Vancouver Public Library


     A singer, songwriter, music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, sessionist, Mayo plays, Folk, Rock, Blues, and everything in between. He is a recording artist with POINtblank Band, (Polcosmic, Octoarts) and has played in various clubs, pubs, and Festivals in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, the US, and here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

    Mayo was a former teacher at Laguna College at Sam Pablo City, jazz band moderator at Canossa College, and music moderator at MSC College in the 90s before moving to Canada. He plays some traditional instruments to keep our tradition, culture, arts, and music. Mayo front acted and did a show with some big names artists and bands like Arnel Pineda of Journey, Eraserhead, Rivermaya, Bamboo, Aegis,  Put-3 ska, RosanaRoces, The Youth, Dong Abay, Sharon Cuneta, KC Cuneta, Pupil, Nyoy Bulante, Kuya Jobert, Glenn Jacinto, Orient Pearl, Heber Bartolome, Lolita Carbon , Juan Dela Cruz Band,Tropical Depression, Phillipine Violators, Nexxus Band, Aiza Seguerra, Dingdong Avanzado, Jessa Saragoza, Ariel Rivera ,Dessa, Ivy Violan, Ley Bautista of Pretier Than Pink, Ney Dimaculangan of Six Cycle Mind, Grin Department, Bendeatha, Sampaguita, Aegis, Nexxus, Joey Albert, Jaya, Gary Valenciano...etc. Did session works/played with Ima Castro (Miss Saigon, London) with Cesar Montano, Rachel Ann Go, Aljur Abrenica, Janno Gibbs,StephenLu of Rizal Underground, JR Guerrero of Hayp, Joey Ayala, Goldie of Retrospec, Robert Javier and Dong Abay of The Youth, Jason Fernandez of Rivermaya, Clem Castro of Orange and Lemon Mike Hanopol, Heber Bartolome Lolita Carbon , Dey Rose, Megan Holdstrom, Zade, Sta Lucia, Ellyn Woods, Santa Lucia, and some more local bands here

     He was a featured artist at 102.7 FM, Vancouver, and CBC radio, Vancouver with Kathara Collective. and a lot more big musical events . Did shows with some big names artists and bands like and some more local bands here. Played in a lot of festivals and cultural events, and legendary venues. A big supporter of musical and cultural events here

Currently working on his own Licensed, and health approved Birthmark Tattoo shop in Vancouver

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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
Award Recognition From Sangguniang Panglunsod Ng San Pablo , San Pablo City, January 2023