Scot “Spyder” Kumo

Owner/Operator of Animated Canvas Custom Tattoo, brought his unique skills to Columbia in 2007. His career has spanned over 30 years and breached 5 continents thus far. Initially self-taught, Spyder did an apprenticeship with Adam West of Panama City FL and further with Mr Buzz of Gulfport MS. Spyder has collected dozens of awards and has been featured in international publications for the last three decades. Spyder is well versed in all styles of tattooing, specializes in realistic black & grey and excels with cover-ups. If Spyder cant do it … you don’t want it

Spyder is available by appointment in Columbia & Lexington




Shane Anderson

A 30+ year tattooing veteran who did his apprenticeship with Marty Osborne, in Jamestown NY. Shane has tattooed  from Maine to Miami and as far west as South Dakota and Texas, working many rallies, events and  conventions along the way.  Shane is a widely published tattoo artist, with over 80 awards including “Best Tattoo Artist of Columbia” 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2014. Specializing in fine line, pin-ups and cover-ups, Shane appreciates and excels at all styles of tattooing and is always ready to please his clients with his custom drawings and unique style. 

Shane is available by appointment in Columbia




Teri-yaki Meehan

Teri began tattooing in 2005 in the great city of New Orleans. When Katrina struck Teri and her husband struck out and headed for the great west, finally resting in world famous and very eclectic artist community of Venice Beach CA. Several years later she has brought her unique So Cal style back to the mid-lands, where she grew up. While Teri is well versed in all styles of tattooing she enjoys creating portraits, watercolor and new school tattoos. Her boisterous sense of humor and contagious laugh will have you coming back time and time again.

Teri-yaki is available in Lexington, walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended




Kylee Hewitt

Originally from northeast Ohio, Kylee relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2007 and sought an apprenticeship. Her life hasn’t been near normal since. Relocating to the mid-lands in 2013 she has gathered a good following in a very short time. She enjoys doing all styles of tattooing from black & grey realistic to full color whimsical designs and everything in-between. Always welcoming a challenge, she is equally at ease with custom designs and cover-ups. Kylee is fast becoming known for her watercolor renditions as well. Stop in and get a taste of her unique brand of sarcasm and ink .. a visit you won’t soon forget.

Kylee is available in Columbia, walk-ins welcome




Charles ” Chuck” Hardin

Charles “Chuck” Hardin, a Blythewood SC native, began his tattoo career in 2008 with a two year apprenticeship under Mike Turner, formally of Columbia SC. After working with several area studios Chuck brought his unique style to Animated Canvas of Lexington. Chuck enjoys working on custom tattoo’s that challenge him artistically. Chuck is a well-rounded artist that can handle your tattoo needs whether you’re looking for full color saturation or black & grey. And to answer all your important questions .. the answer is 42 !!

Chuck is available in Lexington, walk-ins welcome




Matthew “Toto” Davis

Toto comes to the Animated Canvas family from Boone, NC .. An avid Roller Derby participant and horror movie buff, Toto has tattooed at several locations throughout the Carolina’s since his apprenticeship in 2010. Enjoying the technical demands of fitting a design to the body, Toto is well versed in many styles of tattooing from the bold aspects of new school and traditional to the soft surrealism of black & grey.

Toto is available in Columbia, walk-ins welcome




Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.

 Posted on : November 20, 2014

5 Responses to “Artists”
Read them below or add one

  1. Cara Dillon says :

    Absolutely love Animated Canvas it is the only place I will go to for any new work. The work is awesome and they seem to know what I want out of my piece even when I can’t really explain it. Everyone who asks where to go to get a tattoo I tell them to go here. Artist really care about the work and detail and make sure the art is exactly the way you want it or in my case better than what I imagined.

  2. Toto did an awesome job on my recent coverup! He took all of my reference images and created artwork exactly like I wanted, adding his own flair. Over three hours of needle time, but well worth it!

  3. Beautiful people and beautiful work!

  4. A. Neilsen says :

    I got my first tatoo today and Adam was amazing. Wasn’t sure what to expect but when he was done I was ready to take him out for a beer! A great experience with a true artist. Most importantly it looks amazing! Can’t say enough to express his happy I am with the experience and the results!

  5. Mike Kirkland says :

    Recently had Mick do a cover up for my wife. Incredibly impressed with the amount of care he took in providing her with the most awesome tattoo possible. The artistry can’t be topped. She is now so proud of her tattoo.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.