Natural Canvas Tattoo is a studio that aims to give YOU what YOU want.
The Marshall, NC offices were established in 2010 to serve the needs of mankind.
We specialize in art that suits you and will do everything in our power to connect you with the unique imagery that honors your intentions.
MGMT (AKA: Mr. Wilderness)
Mr. Chad Wilderness
Young Chad was one of the lucky ones. From the tender age of 13, he knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up.
His mother Peggy Sue began a relationship with a gentleman named Ronald Tribula. He had been recently paroled, after having served at Chino, Soledad, and other reputable correctional institutions. His possessions included tattoo designs on paper and his skin from the facilities he had paid his debt to society in;) His sense of humor intact, he made a strong impression on a young Chad by gifting him his record collection including The Clash, T. rex, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Rick James, etc. He then taught him to build improvised tattoo machines out of walkman motors, penshafts and guitar strings. This teamed with a developed sense of graphic design and composition lead a young Chad toward the path to tattooing, starting with neighborhood gang bangers, bikers and strangers...
Mrs. CAMILLE Pinkus
A Texas native, Camille moved to NYC in the 90’s to study art at the Pratt Institute. She graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and continued an apprenticeship under the legendary Spider Webb in Manhattan. Excelling as one of very few female tattoo artists in NYC at that time, she soon moved on to work in Coney Island where she was exposed to the rich cultural history of side show banners, sign painting, and performance art. Camille returned to Texas in 2002 and partnered with Larry da Leopard at Telepathic Tattoo in East Austin. Camille became a pioneering member of the Texas Roller Derby league, inherited proprietorship of a children’s organic gardening and art camp, and has worked as a frequent guest artist at Gil Monty’s Tattoo Mania. In 2020, Camille and her banjo playing husband, Jeff Pinkus, relocated to the beautiful mountains of NC. She is excited to continue her passion for tattooing at Natural Canvas in Marshall NC.
Mr. DAVE Cavnar
Hailing from Southeast Michigan and a chaotic (but fun) childhood in a household with six siblings, Dave has spent much of his adulthood searching for something he couldn't really identify. After working with children diagnosed with autism for two years out of university, Dave moved to Taiwan, where he taught ESL and explored past the edges of his comfort zone, still looking for the thing he couldn't name. In 2014, while getting his first large tattoo (by Casper Pawlowski), Dave decided to use his recovery time to do a Drawing a Day for 30 days. He immediately fell back in love with drawing (and the world of tattooing), and has been walking the path of creativity ever since. In December of 2019, that path brought him to Natural Canvas Tattoo in Marshall, NC, where he met Chad and his search ended. Dave enjoys the challenge of doing all different styles of tattoo, and is passionate about providing the best possible tattoo experience for every individual he works with.
Miss. SARAH Ghoujeghi
Sarah, originally from Michigan, moved to the Asheville area in 2017 to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and find new opportunities. Upon moving to Asheville, she discovered her love for art and began painting for fun. She soon realized it was something she wanted to pursue as a career and landed an apprenticeship here at Natural Canvas Tattoo. Taking much of her inspiration from the magic of Appalachia, she loves to paint and draw botanicals and things from the natural world. Sarah is excited to continue learning about tattooing and eventually be part of the tattooing team at the shop.
Mr. Chad Wilderness
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Tuesday: Closed for good reason
By Appointment. Walk-Ins Possible.
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