Celebrity tattoo artist Mister Cartoon at Chicago Bacardi Fusion Lounge


As young Chicago tastemakers enjoyed Bacardi’s newest offering, Mango Fusion rum,  at Venue One sounds were provided by WGCI’s, DJ Timbuck2 and Grammy-nominated producer, Just Blaze.

The combination of tattoo and sneaker life is growing in mainstream popularity. Curated by multicultural advertising agency, commonground, the event featured work from nationally recognized tattoo artist, Mister Cartoon. Featured in major publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Complex, XXL and GQ, Cartoon is a Los Angeles born and bred artist whose expressive style of work is universally recognized and embodies the true heart and soul of Los Angeles street culture. Beginning his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s, Cartoon gained notoriety for his brilliant tattoo work, album cover designs, logos, advertisements and custom low-rider car murals. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs are inspired by the style of tattoos that originated in the hard streets of 1970s’ Los Angeles – fine line, black and grey, gritty, yet soulful.

Gaining prominence in the Hip-Hop community, his tattoos have been commissioned by icons like Beyonce, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent, among others. But that’s not all – he’s even partnered with some of the nation’s leading companies: Microsoft, Nike, MetroPCS, Diesel, Universal Pictures and Fox Studios on a variety of successful collaborations. Mister Cartoon is strongly an advocate for giving back to the community that has continued to support him for a number of years.

What’s Mister Cartoon’s flavor? Bridging the gap between corporate America and Los Angeles street culture. His work is a reflection of his deep value and appreciation for life, as he knows it.

To see more of Cartoon’s work featured at the Bacardi Fusion Lounge, check out the gallery.


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