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Tattooing Portraits with Nikko Hurtado

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In this DVD Nikko Hurtado demonstrates how to tattoo a color portrait. He covers his technique for making an intricate stencil and the application process. Nikko will then take you step-by-step through important aspects of doing a color portrait such as color choice, choosing the right photo, different needle groupings, and much more. This DVD is packed with information that will guide the experienced tattoo artist to understanding the important components of a color portrait tattoo.

  • Design and Stenciling for Portraits
  • Color Portrait Palette
  • 2 Hour Process from Start to Finish
  1. Introduction
  2. Creating the Color Portrait Stencil
  3. Prep and Palette
  4. Starting the Tattoo
  5. Detailing the Face
  6. Detailing the Eyes
  7. Final Touches and Highlights
  • Product Code: NHU01
  • ISBN: 1-59762-856-5
  • UPC: 805366017088
  • Duration: 118 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

DVD-Video Information:

  • NTSC
  • All Regions
  • Widescreen

Digital Download Requirements:

Minimum Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


  • QuickTime Movie Player (Version 7.0 or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher)

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Nikko Hurtado

Tattoo artist

Nikko Hurtado began tattooing in 2002. Since then he has been heavily involved in the tattoo industry. Always keeping an open mind, he continues learning new techniques to advance his knowledge in tattooing and other mediums of art. He currently teaches popular seminars on color portraits. Nikko has been featured in various tattoo magazines around the world, won numerous awards for his tattoos, and has had guest appearances on TLC's LA Ink and Tattoo Wars.

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"Nikko has been a constant inspiration for a new generation of tattooists. This DVD is an exciting opportunity for viewers to step inside the mind of a true artist."

- Joshua Carlton

"Nikko's style of color portraiture has helped create a new standard for works of realism in the medium of tattooing. He is one of the few tattooers who've been able to skillfully reproduce a photograph while still adding his own artistic style to it. His tattoos are unmistakable, even from a distance."

- Nick Baxter

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