Mat Rule is a 30-year-old French artist who resides and has his studio in Paris. He isn't just tattoo artist, he's the tattoo artist, as he's well known for what he does. If we were to describe his style in very plain and simple terms, he uses two completely different drawing styles, adds them together, and creates a hybrid out of them.

Usually it involves crossing the realistic plane with the more fantastic one that often stems from cartoons or comics. The cartoon characters have realistic elements to them while still retaining their original qualities; the non-fictional figures become animated and cartoonified. In some instances, the style doesn't shift all that much, but Mat adds a tasteful dash of color to them, both literally and figuratively.

The artist spoke to Bored Panda: “I watched a lot of series, cartoons and movies when I was younger. So, most of the time, I know the characters I tattoo. And when my clients want a character I don't know, it gives me a good reason to watch him. I'm just trying to improve my work every day by trying to do something different.”

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Kristin Malliet
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1 year ago

I can haz lasagna?

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Mat told Bored Panda a little more about his background in the arts, and how he got into tattoo art. "I was drawing a bit, but quite basic stuff, honestly. I was more watching my uncle doing some paintings.

I've been tattooing for around 6 years now. I decided to do tattoos when I was living in Shanghai, where I was living just next to a tattoo shop. Like, I was so interested in that, but I only started maybe 2 years after this, when I was back in Paris."

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Aaron Chavez
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1 year ago

the detail on the sweater is PERFECT!

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1 year ago

I actually really like this one

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He also shared what artists have influenced his work in the beginning, and what keeps him going today: "I think many artists influenced my work, and still do. Some are so good, it gives me the motivation to always try to do better. But at the beginning I was only focused on Myke Chambers' work and later, I discovered the work of Yogi Barrett and Dzikson. It blew my mind."

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

Whoa! This is nice!

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Annie
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1 year ago

Awesome! Love the "Oh" LOL

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Mat Rule gave some words of wisdom to those that want to be tattoo artists like himself: "Work and do your best, one day it will pay off." He shared with us how the pandemic has affected his daily life, too: "I was traveling a lot for work, and now it's a pain in the ass to travel and loads of organization, which I don't have. And I was doing lots of tattoo conventions, so I think I'm like everyone else just waiting for everything to get back to normal, you know?"

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Lit Present Mic (Anime SImp)
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1 year ago

totoro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

I really like this one.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago (edited)

Oh, I get the joke now....

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

are those lego tattoos?! I want some now.

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Annelise
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1 year ago

I'm sorry, this is amazing talent but whyyyyyywould you want this on your body forever?!?!?! BTW one of my horses name is Cartmen

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Maddy_BobaTea
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1 year ago

yes.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

haha! his reflection!

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Lucy Skinner
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1 year ago

Looks so surprised!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

what happened?!

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Maddy_BobaTea
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1 year ago

omfg its PAUL!!! YESSSSSSS

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

Classic!

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AriMalari87
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1 year ago

same person /s

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

ooooh Spyro!

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perfect pikachu
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1 year ago

derpy doggy

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Kanishka Patel
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1 year ago

which is the better style? The first half or second half?

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Zax-A-Dweeb
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1 year ago

TeEnAgE mUtAnT nInJa TuRtLeS

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

thats from Fox and Hound, right?

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Annie
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1 year ago

Captured the spirit of most cats!

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Allmeow-err
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1 year ago

HAPPY!

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Annie
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1 year ago

Nice combination

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Billybobjoe
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1 year ago

Asta Lavista

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Anna Christopherson
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1 year ago

So well done!

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Autumn Shillingstad
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1 year ago

Is that Caillou

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

awesome!

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Uhulifant
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1 year ago

But... It's not a dog...

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Autumn
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1 year ago

Does anyone else think those lips look weird.......

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1 year ago

OMG LMAO

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Maddy_BobaTea
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1 year ago

ryuk!!! low key he was one of favorite characters in death note! LOVE THAT ANIME!

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

Rodger Rabbit

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1 year ago

Yay! Squirtle!

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Zax-A-Dweeb
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1 year ago

RICK AND MORTY

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1 year ago

Lol

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

Gangsta dog(more like snoop dog xD)

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

Todd

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bon bon (still purple boi)
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1 year ago

bulma from db(z)

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 year ago

Who?

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AriMalari87
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1 year ago

YESSSS!!!!! Pegasus :>

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bon bon (still purple boi)
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1 year ago

ohhh its spelled *MALEFICENT*

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Kiss my shiny metal....

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𝙸'𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚘𝚘𝚋!
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1 year ago

whoa! O-O

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