Something is intriguing about Tattoo artist who combines their imagination with color and showcases their art in a conventional yet so delicate way. Nikko Hurtado is a tattoo artist who runs his wild imagination and combines it with color to produce something spectacular. He became a celebrated tattoo artist when his tattoo of Batman Color Portrait grabbed first place in ‘Pomona Tattoo Portrait Contest.'
Career as Tattoo Artist:
Nikko Hurtado earlier used to draw cartoons character, but his passion took a twist when his friend Mike DeMasi bought a car. The two friends then joined classes at the Art Center of Pasadena but decided to give up arts to do construction.
In 2002, Hurtado found Mike working at Art Junkies Tattoo Studio, and Nikko too decided to work there when he had no tattoo. After a year of working, Nikko did a tattoo that went to win the ‘Pomona Tattoo Portrait Contest’. He made a Batman Color Portrait, and the image went viral on social media, making him popular in the social media.
He then featured in television shows such as, ‘LA Ink,' ‘Tattoo Wars’, ‘Tori and Dean’, and ‘Ink Master’ alongside Chad Tepper and Jason Lewis. He is behind the artistic tattoo of several celebrities including Chris Cole, Guillermo Diaz, Jenna Jameson, Jesse James, and Fred Durst.
How much is Nikko’s Net Worth?
In 2009, Hurtado founded a tattoo shop ‘Black Anchor Collective Tattoo studio’, and noticed that his clients fly from overall over the world. The customers who get tattooed though Hurtado won't be able to see his artistic magic without a hefty price tag. Adding to the list, he used to charge around $150- $200 per hour on ‘Ink Master’
The reality star who appeared on the television shows such as, ‘LA Ink summons’ earns his net worth through his tattoo studio, reality shows, and few instructional DVDs. His precise net worth is still under review, but it won’t be any less than millions.
Nikko is Married Man and Has a Family!!
Nikko is a man with unique art technique, but what about his personal life, is he already taken?
According to his wiki, he is a married man and has a lovely wife named Joanne Hurtado. His own website reveals that he is a humble guy and loves his family, friends, and fans alike.
Hurtado’s Instagram is filled with his exquisite work and showcases some of his brilliant tattoos. Recently in August, he posted a video where he made a tattoo in the right buffed arm of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock in his recent venture ‘Black Anchor Los Angeles’ which opened in 2017. He shared that tattooing Johnson has been one of his favorite things till date.
The artist himself has quite a tattoo collection of his own. And he reveals that he only get tattooed by people from whom he can learn. Except for his love of tattoo, he spends his time traveling the globe and spending time with his family.
His Short Bio and Family:
Nikko Hurtado was born with the birth name Nicholas Humberto Hurtado on 12th March 1981 in the high desert of San Fernando Valley, California. He was born to parents who were Mexican welder and a Hispanic Homemaker. He has a sibling named Mat Hurtado who is a tattoo and art enthusiast. He holds American nationality and belongs to Mexican-American ethnicity. He possesses a decent height and has buffed up body shape.