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“I think successful people in the world are people that found out what it is that they wanted to do young,” says Mark Machado, a man better known as Mister Cartoon. Young & Reckless caught up with the creative and connected on a deeper level regarding his progression in life. Growing up in the gang-ridden LA of the ’80s, the world-renowned tattoo artist found his own vocation at the age of 8, his first paying art job at 12 and has never since looked back. Spurred on by a clarity of vision, steely work ethic, and a knack for surrounding himself with the right people, Cartoon has tattooed celebrities like Kobe Bryant, Beyoncé, and Eminem and his work has been featured by companies as diverse as Nike, T-Mobile and Toyota. In this short clip, the legendary inkman reveals his recipe for success, offering some words of encouragement and nuggets of hard-earned wisdom along the way. Watch the feature here and let us know what you think below.