15 years ago I made my first trip to New York City. It was right after I did my first tattoo convention I had ever worked. It was Called the “Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth” it was held in Secaucus, NJ. It was a great show with really amazing tattoo artists. I remember Gene Simmons was a judge for the tattoo contest. I remember Vanilla Ice was walking around my sister took a picture with him @theotherhurtado . The picture is somewhere. Where? I don’t know! I remember we walked through St Mark’s area and we ran into Dee Snider my sister also took a picture with him @theotherhurtado. The trip was epic. I made my first $800 in a day from tattooing and it was insane I couldn’t believe I could make that doing a tattoo. I did rad tattoos I wanted to do on collectors and I met so many of my tattoo heroes that I had only seen in magazines. The year before that I also got one of my first tattoos from @roberthernandeztattoos it was on my forearm and it won tattoo of the day. Thats a whole other story, but let’s just say it’s a funny one me and @roberthernandeztattoos still bring up till this day. Can’t tell every story some are just between friends. @joannabee3 was at both of these shows with me and it was our first experiences traveling. It’s great to be here with her so long later and enjoying the city. fortunately this trip is a trip just to enjoy life. I love you Joanne it’s been fucking wild! @blackanchorworldwide this Jan will mark 17 years from when I started my apprenticeship in tattooing. Nearly two decades in. Thank you tattooing and the tattoo artist of the past with out you I don’t think my life would be what it is today. I was just a drop out that was labeled a loser. Who knew. 🤘🏼💪🏽⚓️ don’t give up and if you are labeled something negative like a loser do not agree to someone else’s opinion of you. People will spit in your face, try to knock you down, but be a brick fucking wall covered in concrete don’t let shit
ATTENTION of one my favorite tattoo artist @bobtyrrell is in Hollywood and has two days available Sunday Dec, 16 and Tuesday Dec, 18 get at him send him a dm. This was a collaboration @bobtyrrell and my self did years ago at my hesperia location what a great time. We have done three collaborations and I learned something new every time. He is a master Black and Grey portrait artists and one hell of a nice guy. At the very least throw him a follow. @bobtyrrell
Damn this year went fast! Cannot wait to hang and teach Jan 2019 @goldenstatetattooexpo hosted by one of my favorite people @carlostorresart and my self. Who is coming out? Don’t forget to pick up tickets for Black Anchor Academy see all of you there I’ll be tuning around shaking hands and kissing babies! I think there are a few booths available. @inkedmag
Vlog entry 001 @mayan_mayhem here is the first min of my vlog. If you want to watch the rest go to my IGTV . Now to pack for my flight to New York with @joannabee3 I’m excited and can’t wait to go watch a special live show we all know and love! Can you guess what it is?
Was finally able to take a healed picture of @val_tatboo half sleeve I did 2 years ago. I’d love to run through it again but it’s nice to see it healed one pass. Swipe to see the fresh version and see the aging process. Thanks for looking. @mayan_mayhem 2018
Paradise never looked so good! Vegan Blue great for sunburns and all around skin care. Can’t wait to release my sunblock! Working towards releasing it summer 2019. Got to keep them tattoos healthy. @blackanchorworldwide #reefsafesunblockcomingsoon
#repost @mayan_mayhem ・・・ Check out the Q&A with @nikkohurtado at @Mayan_Mayhem! Don’t miss out on the vacation of a lifetime. @ClubTattoo & @SullenClothing are proud to present the #MayanMayhem #tattoo & #music#festival in #cancun #mexico dec. 6-10, 2018! Featuring @SublimewithRome @Rebelutionmusic @Dreadmari @TheGreen808 @RealCollieBuddz @DJ_Soulman @DubmassiveSound and @dirtyheads @ldonthecut ! Headlining #TattooArtists @nikkohurtado @carlostorresart @lilianraya @romantattoos @randyengelhard @mikedevries @bobtyrrell @ryanashleymalarkey @jakconnollyart @arlotattoos @josephhaefstattooer @dbkaye @sirrisslay @carlgracetattoos @franco_vescovi @jessyentattoo @yomicoart @mattjordantattoo @davepaulo_tattooartist @val_tatboo @tattoorobertosilva @Lnztattoos @tattonytoo & so many more! Go to Mayanmayhem.com for booking info. This show is booking up quickly! All-Inclusive Resort at the @GrandOasisCancun @thepyramid_grandoasis! #mayanmahem2018#tattooartist#sullen#clubtattoo#cancuntattoos#tattooconvention#tattoostudios#cancuntattooconvention#inkedup#tatuadoresmexicanos#tattoos
Spring /Summer collection 2019 on sale from February in these shops ( more retailers list come soon) E-COMMERCE ON LINE SOON BASE BLU - Varano Borghi (VA) BLACK SHEEP - Senigallia (AN) BURRESI - Wiesbaden (Germany) CACCIAPUOTI - Giugliano (NA) MARIO D’ANNA - Caserta ZOE -Catania STITCH -Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) #saintmarinerclothing#stmclothing#ss19#readytowear#madeinitaly#riccardograssishowroom @riccardograssishowroom @baseblu @blacksheeplab @burresi_fashion @cacciapuotiluxurybrand @mariodannayoung @zoe_prime @stitchksa
Morning meetings with the Black Anchor Collective Hesperia crew. I’m truly blessed to have these guys and work them daily. Thank you guys for the continued support and working @blackanchorworldwide truly my honor. All love to you dudes and the sky’s the limit. @crojasart @mathurtado @cheeseburgerchampion @umbrellaface @aric_taylor and last but defiantly not least @danfernandez74 fo holding the shop down. You are appreciated. Now to look to the future with excitement and encouragement.
8x10 oil on board “Sacrifice” portrait of my youngest daughter. Happy birthday my love. Dee Dee loves you. I took this picture when we took her to the E.R. She was sick and she leaned her head back and I snapped a picture. She was fine luckily just over dramatic like she still is. Was done for my first solo show. Still regret selling it a bit. It’s time to paint her again. Collection of @benjaminlaukis
This week we introduce you to tattooing icon: Deano Cook. Deano will be doing a seminar entitled “From Sea to Skin: Developing you niche and setting yourself apart” during the Black Anchor Academy seminar. Come learn from the best in the business and take your tattooing to the next level by learning from amazing artists. Golden State Tattoo Expo 2019 and Black Anchor Academy proudly present an iconic line up of seminars for the 2019 Golden State Tattoo Expo. This epic event will take place Thursday, January 24th preceding the Golden State Tattoo Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in sunny California. Featuring a full roster of 8 amazing tattoo artists giving one hours talks - all hosted by artist Nikko Hurtado. Programming for Black Anchor Academy Seminars on Thursday includes @nikkohurtado @carlostorresart @misterctoons @joecapobiancotattoos @bjbetts @deanocook @j_rudy_gtc @victorportugal @deanocook There are also 2 exclusive workshops available over the weekend. A color tattoo workshop with Nikko Hurtado, Deano Cook, and Joe Capobianco on Saturday the 26th - and a Black & Grey and lettering workshop with Nikko Hurtado and BJ Betts on Sunday the 27th. These workshops are limited to 10 people only and are the first to sell out. If you purchase a workshop ticket - you automatically get admission to all the seminars on Thursday. Tickets are available now at www.NikkoHurtado.com @goldenstatetattooexpo @blackanchorworldwide #blackanchoracademy#blackanchorhollywood#pasadenaconventioncenter
Asterix - the first Ewa’s tattoo ⚡️ Thanks for trust! 🙌🏻 that’s my personal illustration (made earlier this year) turned into a tattoo design. How do you like this different style of tattooing? I’d love to do more stuff like that! #asterix#asterixtattoo#tattoodo#blackworkers
Peace and love family, just a heads up, Dec. 22nd Is the day I’ll have a limited run of @neighborhood_official X @_dr_woo_ incense chambers and long sleeves T’s for sale, at 9am PST only on DRWOO.com , dont 😴😴😴😴 🖤
Alongside the incense chambers , we will also have the accompanying @neighborhood_official X @_dr_woo_ L/S t’s available Dec. 22 at 9am PST on DRWOO.com ! Really excited to have been able do this collaboration with such heavy hitters! Limited supply...Don’t 😴😴😴😴 ! 🖤