Mister Cartoon

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Mister Cartoon
Born Mark Machado
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality Mexican American
Occupation Tattoo artist
graffiti artist

Mark Machado, better known as Mr. Cartoon or more commonly just Cartoon, is a Mexican American tattoo artist and graffiti artist based in Los Angeles, California. Since the age of eight, Mr. Cartoon realized he was an artist and went on his first paying art job at the age of twelve. Having grown up in the Harbor area of Los Angeles County, young Cartoon began airbrushing t-shirts and Lowrider cars before adopting the legendary "Fineline Style" tattoo art, which was developed in the California prison system.

Machado designed the logo for Cypress Hill. He has tattooed the bodies of Kobe Bryant, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Method Man, Xzibit, Prodigy, Travis Barker, Scott Raynor, Bow Wow, Fredrik Ljungberg, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé Knowles, Danny Trejo, Adil Omar, Mena Suvari, Jules Jordan, Emilio Rivera, Kurt Sutter, Redman, Lewis Hamilton, and Gabriel McDonald [1] as well as Snoop Dogg. In addition to tattoos, Machado's work has been used by Nike, Toyota, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and in Grand Theft Auto.[2][3] Machado appeared in the documentary Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic, and a film is being made about his life.[4] Machado is a contributor to Mass Appeal Magazine. Together with friend and frequent collaborator Estevan Oriol, he owns Joker Brand Clothing. He is affiliated with Soul Assassins.

Machado has also appeared in the music videos for "Criminal Set" by Xzibit and "Star Power" by Adil Omar.


  1. ^ Norris, Michele (January 1, 2003). "Mister Cartoon's Growing Tattoo Empire". National Public Radio. Retrieved March 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mister Cartoon Draws Brand Interest". Brand Week. February 13, 2006. Retrieved March 12, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Kingston, Anne (January 24, 2008). "Gracious living and the tattoo". Maclean's. Retrieved March 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ Casteel, Jay (November 21, 2005). "Mister Cartoon, Estevan Oriol Ink Three-Picture Movie Deal". Baller Status. Retrieved March 12, 2009. [dead link]

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