The Wonderfully Illustrative Avant-Garde Tattoos of Matteo Cascetti

Inspired by Cubism and contemporary art, Italian tattoo artist Matteo Cascetti creates unique, stunning avant-garde tattoos.

Xavier7 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Hailing from the land of renowned artists throughout the centuries, Matteo Cascetti follows suit from his fellow Italian artists with his aptly chosen style of avant-garde tattoos. The 38-year-old tattoo artist was drawn to fine arts at an early age and has been inspired by Cubist works in his later years. Living in Italy, Matteo believes that he and his family made the right decision of settling in Umbria as it's a central of modern and ancient Italian history, fuelling his artistry even further. 

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Child with balloon tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #balloon #child
Child with balloon tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #balloon #child

This surge of creativity is very evident in Matteo's lively avant-garde pieces that employ semi-abstract and traditional art-inspired elements. Matteo experiments with earth tones, sketch work, and portraitures. He blends them all together and each piece becomes picturesque. His earlier fascination with Cubism also appears in some elements of his tattoos characterized by their deconstructed details and geometric edges.

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Bird cage tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #cage #birdcage #woman
Bird cage tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #cage #birdcage #woman

Matteo entered the world of tattooing in 1996 and he hasn't looked back since. He thanks his father who works in antique furniture restoration for instilling a kind of appreciation for the arts that grew from a seed into the fine artist he is today. The avant-garde tattooer is no doubt only a grain in the sand among countless talented Italian tattoo artists from the centuries.

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Spinning top tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #top #spinningtop
Spinning top tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #top #spinningtop
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Lovers tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #lovers
Lovers tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #lovers
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Lighthouse tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #lighthouse
Lighthouse tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #lighthouse
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Tiger tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #tiger #feline
Tiger tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #tiger #feline
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Anatomical heart tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #anatomicalheart
Anatomical heart tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #anatomicalheart
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Looney Tunes tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #cartoon #looneytunes
Looney Tunes tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #cartoon #looneytunes
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Yacht tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #yacht
Yacht tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #yacht
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Rooster tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #rooster
Rooster tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #rooster
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Family portrait tattoos by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde
Family portrait tattoos by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde
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Pig tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #pig
Pig tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #avantgarde #pig

For some amazing illustrative tattoo inspiration check out these Poetic Illustrative Tattoos by Serena Caponera

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Anchor tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #anchor #holdfast
Anchor tattoo by Matteo Cascetti. #MatteoCascetti #sketch #contemporarytattooart #anchor #holdfast

For more work by Matteo Cascetti be sure to follow him on Instagram.