Artist Spotlight – Nikko Hurtado

Nikko Hurtado @nikkohurtado Hesperia, CA  Black Anchor Collective Is there anything we can say about Nikko Hurtado that isn’t painfully obvious from his work? He’s one of the best tattoo artists in the world right now and has his own website with all the biographical information you could ever want!

Spotlight on Nikko Hurtado

For those of you living on Mars, Nikko Hurtado is an American tattoo artist who specializes in colored portraiture. Nikko was born in the San Fernando Valley of California in 1981 and began tattooing in 2002, eventually starting his own tattoo parlor, the Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, California. He has

Tattoo Artist Magazine BLOG: top 10 recent skull tattoos

There are so many awesome skull tattoo designs out there, here you will find a top 10 list taken from TAM's recent FaceBook posts, as submitted by one of our esteemed readers! Thanks for the blog post submission, Emily! Starting off with a sick Grim Rippah' tattoo by Tomas Vaitkunas! Amazing black and grey

Italian Adventures and Lessons Learned

By Nicki Kasper I’ve met a lot of people over the last five years in this industry… I’ve made a lot of surface level friends and I’ve been blessed with quite a few real genuine friendships with people who truly care for me, and want to know who I am and

Alex de Pase on the World Wide Tattoo Conference

By Nicki Kasper What was the inspiration for the World Wide Tattoo Conference, and who's idea was it in the beginning?  The project WWTC (WorldWideTattooConference) was conceived in 2011. The original idea was to get together different talented Tattoists in an itinerant multicultural context who would travel around the world, stopping over

Art Theft

By David Palacios Tattooing is spreading like a wild-fire! I'm not sure if it's because all the tattoo shows out nowadays, or the ease of buying tattoo equipment. Whatever it may be, the industry is being saturated with tattooers, and there is a one main thing many of these tattooers are

Tattoo Artist Magazine Goes Digital! (Issues #20 and #21)

Because you demanded it... Tattoo Artist Magazine is now available digitally! (To subscribers and professional tattooers ONLY.) We are proud to announce that we will be releasing the entire catalog of TAM for your mobile devices. The issues will be available exclusively through our TAM Pro Store. Each issue will

Chet Zar: Second Skin Group Show July 14th at Copro Gallery

By Chet Zar I only discovered the tattoo community about 3 years ago when I was invited by tattoo artist Jon Lane to paint live at 2009's Visionary Tattoo Art Festival. I was impressed from the start. Not only were these artists creating truly cutting edge art work on skin (conceptually,

The Nikko Color Contest

Here's a contest for tattooists looking to share their realism work and also get the chance to win prizes that could help further their craft: The Nikko Color Contest is a collaboration between portrait phenom Nikko Hurtado, Sullen Clothing, Tattoo Artist Magazine and Fusion Tattoo Ink...  10619

Calgary Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival, On the Road in Canada

By Jesse Dolphin Hello once again, I was at the Calgary Alberta Bound Tattoo Convention a little over a week ago... Steve Peace owner of Immaculate Concepts in Calgary has for years been bringing in some of the best artists known worldwide. The show where I bought my first TAM mag.

Tattoo Artist Magazine Video Downloads

Now you can digitally own a little piece of tattoo history! The following videos were previously released on the CD ROMs and DVDs that accompany each issue of Tattoo Artist Magazine from 2002-present. The $1.99 videos include artists, Jeff Gogué, Shige, Thomas Hooper, CIV, Alex Reinke, Chad Koeplinger, Chuck Eldridge, Dana