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Mattia Mambo’s Deconstructed Tattoos Look Too Perfect to Be Done by Hand

pizza tattoo on arm

Milano-based tattoo artist Mattia Mambo creates small, colorful tattoos that look computer generated. The clean, crisp lines and bold shapes resemble a composition created in Adobe Illustrator rather than drawn onto skin. His precision fools us however, and everything is done analog using see-through vellum paper and markers.

Deconstruction is a theme that weaves its way through all of Mambo’s tattoos. The colors are always separated—like the layers of a screen print—but conceptually, too. Burgers, pizza, and ice cream are all displayed as individual ingredients that look as though they’re falling into place.

hamburger tattoo

apple tattoo, deconstructed

cellery, carrots, tattoo on leg

hot sandwich tattoo

asparagus and egg tattoo on two arms

blue flower tattoo, marker style

sail boat tattoo, sunset colors

tattoo flages, boat, chicken, egg

tattoo flashes, drawings in marker

Images © Mattia Mambo.