Mike Giant was born in 1971 in New York. When he was very young he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA), where he studied architecture for 4 years. In 1993, he worked as an illustrator in San Francisco for Think Skateboard. In 2003 he created with his friend Josh the clothing brand Rebel 8, in connection with the skateboarding world.
He continued his work as an illustrator and tattooist in parallel, opening his tattoo shop in the city of Albuquerque. Through his tattoos, graffiti or illustrations, the Mexican culture and skateboarding environment are widely represented.