"Why should I fear the dark? When the masks people wear in the sun are far more terrifying?" #wedensdayaddams done on @puppet13 Friday @londontattooconvention can't wait to continue it. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary Small photo to work from but fun. #christinaricci @riccigrams
All healed picture of @pura_vida_extracts back piece. Really enjoy creating my own art in tattoos. Using photographs I've taken over the years. It's a collaborative process between the client and I. Pieces like this take 75-100 hours sometimes more depending on the size of the person and the intricacy of the design. Thank you for looking. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored
Great weekend teaching with the amazing @shawndbarber to all the students you killed it. Was a very strong workshop. Thank you guys so much. Always amazing sharing. @blackanchorworldwide make sure to follow @shawndbarber with his amazing skills. Till next time.
"I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker." #stanleykubrick#aclockworkorange @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored
I love you. I know. #princessleia#hansolo#carriefisher#harrisonford these two portraits are about 2 years old. Done on @1scruffynerfherder cannot wait to continue. Next we are adding above Han. Who shot first???? @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary
I will be attending @londontattooconvention in a little over a week. I'm taking bookings now. Email me at Nikkohurtado@gmail.com include the following- 1-Placement a picture of the area will do. 2-idea. Best ideas get in I would like to tattoo pop culture portraits. Over the weekend at the convention would love to do a larger piece over a couple days and make something bad ass. 3- include your budget so I know what you are working with. Cooler ideas I can work with you but other than that price is strict my assistant will reply to you if you follow these three things. Thank you and I cannot wait to see everyone once again. @blackanchorworldwide Back on the road!
"The Force is strong with you! A powerful Sith you will become. Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth... Vader." Love this movie!!!! @starwars #palpatine#darthvader#lukeskywalker#darthsidious Who is getting ready for the Star Wars movie coming? Thoughts? What will happen? I personally cannot wait. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary
Star Wars leg sleeve I been making for @1scruffynerfherder the last couple years. I cannot wait to continue up the leg and finish this one up. Thanks for flying from everywhere around the globe to work on this. @starwars @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary
Chipping away on my sister @theotherhurtado throw her a follow get your hair done by her she is the coolest person I know. I've always looked up to her. Love you big sis. Don't ever tell anyone when I was a little boy you dressed me up like a girl. It would be way to embarrassing. Uh no I said that it loud lol!!!! @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored
Haven't uploaded been working an insane amount. #silenthill tattoo done on @callachameleon.sgh the other night. Can't wait to continue this piece. Going to be a sleeve. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary
Man truly blown away by the bad News of @greg.escalante passing. Thank you for letting me have my first solo art show @coprogallery it was an honor. The words you shared with me that night truly meant the world I will never forget what you said and I will hold that dear and near my heart and soul. Here is a photo that I was lucky enough to grab at @barnsdallpark for the 20th anniversary for @juxtapozmag @greg.escalante introduced me to Robert Williams and I was so grateful. So I wanted to say you were always a gentleman and thank you for being kind to me along the way giving me new things to reach for. @viveros_brand Robert Williams @greg.escalante and I in this photo I'm so sorry @coprogallery my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of @greg.escalante loved ones. #restinpiece
Forgot to post still of a #kyloren @starwars tattoo I did a few weeks back. Here are the three angles of her forearm. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary done on the very sweet @holdplease
Thank you @monicabrown Happiest of birthdays to Laiyah my family and I had a blast spending the day with your friends and family thanks for welcoming us with open arms. Was so honored to meet everyone. I know @joannabee3 was honored to meet @vanessabryant and your self @monicabrown also nice to meet you guys briefly @majorgirl @yella404 @sterlingbrown23 @toyawright and as always great seeing you Dontay you are always a gentleman. #blessed#grateful#familyfirst and whoever i missed on a tag send me a dm or write on here and I'll add you thank you now time for sleep
Final pass on @trevor_friedrich back piece. Man I've known @trevor_friedrich now probably a decade now and I'm truly honored to tattoo him still and be friends with him. We started this back 8 years ago and completed it. But it never looked finished to us so we decided to put a giant high contrast portrait above it. And here is the out come. We both took a chance and there is about 120/130 hours combined in this. Man that is crazy!!!! He had two back pieces done how crazy! @blackanchorworldwide thank you @trevor_friedrich for being amazing through this whole thing.