Nic Mann was born in San Diego, California in 1988. Art was always a hobby of his when he was a child, but he never followed through with it as a career until a friend introduced him to tattooing. The medium was such a different & difficult form, it intrigued him enough to further his studies.
After months of searching for the right opportunity, Nic found an artist in his hometown of Escondido, California named Stevie O’Dell. He began his apprenticeship under Stevie in 2006, & learned that there was much more to the industry & art form than he ever could have imagined. He was determined to learn and absorb any & all knowledge of the trade, & continues to be driven by that same desire. Throughout his apprenticeship, Nic learned that experience & humility are key to his growth & success as an artist.
Following his apprenticeship, Nic was able to travel to New Jersey, & work with good friend C.J. LaStella at Controlled Abrasions, & was also able to work near his hometown at Body Temple in Oceanside, California. He has enjoyed being able to see different artists around the world & learn so much from each artist he has had the opportunity to work with. He loves how different art can be in the same medium, strives to be unique, & always deliver quality over quantity.
Nic & his wife now reside in Phoenix, Arizona with their two pit bulls & he continues to improve and excel in his career as a tattoo artist at Club Tattoo in Scottsdale, Arizona.