Justin is a watercolor tattoo artist at his studio, The Raw Canvas, in Colorado. Justin Nordine was born and raised in Grand Junction, Co. In 2008, after 5 years of teaching fine art to urban city students in Denver, CO., Justin walked away from teaching to follow a dream of being a full time tattoo artist and fine art gallery owner. In October 2008, Justin opened The Raw Canvas Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery, a new kind of tattoo studio that brought together not only the art of tattooing, but local fine artists into an urban styled art gallery. These events have brought in 100's of 1000's of people into his studio and gallery. The Raw Canvas has become a major point of interest in the grand valley. In addition to Justin's success as a self-taught tattoo artist, in which he creates vivid images of fine art on the skin and traditional tattoo techniques, he is also an established painter. His painting style ranges from abstract based landscape imagery to Cityscapes and urban culture.