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"All That Glitters" Limited Edition Print Release Coming Black (Anchor) Friday for 96-Hours Only

For the first time we are offering this beautiful painting as a limited edition giclee print - but only for 4 days!

Starting Black Friday at Midnight the “All That Glitters” prints will be available for just 96-hours. Every print is printed on vibrant 100# archival paper. At 21” x 15” this piece will be a great addition to any collection.

To make the giclee even more special - every print will be signed and hand embossed and numbered by Nikko.

So remember - you must purchase your giclee between Black Friday (November 25th) and Cyber Monday (November 28th). Once the 4 day sale is over this print will never be available as a giclee again. This is your one and only change to get this giclee signed and numbered.

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Black Anchor Academy - July 9, 10 and 11 at Black Anchor Collective

Black Anchor Artists Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Rojas, Jamie Schene, Aric Taylor, Mat Hurtado, and Ben Ochoa invite you to take part in a very special 3-day comprehensive workshop taking place at Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, California on July 9th, 10th, and 11th.

Only 15 spots will be available for purchase as this event is designed to be an intimate setting. Over three days Nikko, Carlos, Jamie, Aric, Mat, and Ben will teach seminars on a variety of subjects designed to improve your skills in color theory, tattoo techniques, photography, painting, and promotion. After the seminars every student will have an opportunity to put their skills to work as they tattoo hands-on with all of the Black Anchor artists.

You must currently know how to tattoo in order to participate in this class. This seminar is intended for artists who have been tattooing for a few years and now want to make the move to creating realistic color portraits, become familiar with oil painting techniques, gaining an understanding of color theory, better understand how to do cover-ups, and tips on how to promote yourself on social media with photography skills and marketing.

Each participant will be supplied with ALL of the tools they need to create their own realistic color tattoo under the guidance of Nikko. This will also be a great opportunity to try products from our sponsors Bishop Tattoo SupplyFusion Tattoo Ink, Inkeeze, Stencil Anchored, Trekell Art Supplies, Critical Power Supply and A Pound of Flesh

In addition to securing your seat in the seminar, each ticket will also include: A Pound of Flesh Arm, use of Bishop Rotary sponsored equipment and Fusion inks with an option to buy at a great discount, Trekell Art Supplies, 2 meals a day, snacks, beverages, and tons of awesome giveaways.

Black Anchor Academy Curriculum

Color Theory Seminar by Nikko Hurtado

Tattoo master Nikko Hurtado will go in great depths to teach you color theory and help you become familiar with tones, values, and balances. You will use Fusion tattoo inks to get hands on experience with mixing colors to get the exact match you are looking for in your color tattoo work.

Introduction to Tattoo Photography Seminar by Aric Taylor 

Aric will walk you through the techniques he uses to reduce skin trauma through the use of rotary machines. The reduction in trauma to the skin will later help you take great photographs of your work for promotion. Aric will tell you what kind of equipment , lighting, and techniques he uses on his camera to capture amazing pictures of fresh and healed work. 

Color Portraits Seminar by Carlos Rojas

Carlos will discuss the tricks and techniques he uses to create hyper realistic color portraits. He will go through his process step-by-step from selecting reference, to choosing your color palette and executing a precise and perfect portrait on the skin.

Overcoming the Challenges of Tattoo Coverups Seminar by Jamie Schene

Jamie will discuss in great detail the aspects of cover-ups. After dissecting each aspect you will also discuss common challenges and explore solutions together as a group and see many of the step-by-step techniques Jamie has used on some of the most beautiful cover-up pieces. 

Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop by Mat Hurtado 

Mat will host the first day of the workshop to work on oil painting techniques. Getting familiar with oils, brushes, and canvases. Trekell Art Supplies will supply panels, brushes, and paints and you work along side Mat to create a miniature realistic oil painting which you can take home with you. 

Essentials to Creating a Professional Tattoo Career Seminar by Ben Ochoa

The newest member to the Black Anchor Collective will walk you along the road he has taken to get where he is today. You will hear the familiar struggles that most tattoo artists endure throughout their career and what Ben did to overcome those obstacles and still chase his dream of becoming a professional tattoo artists. Along with positive thinking and setting goals, Ben will also talk about the importance of your portfolio, attending conventions, networking and promotion. 

Color Portrait Tattoo Workshop with Nikko, Carlos, Jamie, Aric, Mat, and Ben

Each student will get to tattoo their own Pound of Flesh forearm under the guidance of all of the Black Anchor Academy instructors. You will apply all of the knowledge you gained the previous days to creating your own detailed color portrait tattoo. Each student will get one-on-one time with each of the instructors and will be able to utilize the latest equipment in the industry to execute the project.

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Tickets can be purchased for $2,000 on Nikko’s website BUY NOW starting Tuesday, June 14th at 10am PST.

Upon confirmation of your purchase you will receive details regarding transportation and local hotels in the Hesperia area.

Any questions regarding this seminar? Email us at blackanchorbynikko@gmail.com

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Nikko Color Portrait Workshop Wrapup

We just wrapped up a great color portrait workshop at Black Anchor this past weekend.

A heartfelt thank you to Danny, Misty, Harold, Lambert, Carlos, Shaun, Jarrod, Gabriel, and Mark for attending this great workshop. Each time we have these intimate learning seminars at Black Anchor we always strive to make the experience unique and educational.

We want to thank our sponsors Bishop Tattoo Supply, Stencil Anchored, Trekell Art Supplies, Critical Tattoo, A Pound of Flesh, and Fusion Ink for providing us with the best products in the industry.

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Michael Hussar x Nikko Hurtado Workshop Wrapup

We are happy to present a recap of the full 2-day workshop done by Michael Hussar and Nikko Hurtado at Black Anchor Collective. Check out the videos below and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for future presentations.

DAY 1 VIDEO 

 DAY 2 VIDEO

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Golden State Tattoo Expo Wishes Nikko Hurtado "Get Well!"

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Carlos Torres and Nikko Hurtado Tattoo Giveaway at Golden State Tattoo Expo

As you may have heard - Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres will be hosting the first annual Golden State Tattoo Convention this January in Pasadena, California. We are too excited to have this convention in our hometown that we are gearing up for a huge giveaway at the convention - Nikko and Carlos will be giving one lucky winner a Free Collaborative Tattoo at the convention!

This giveaway includes: 

2 Weekend passes to the Golden State Convention in Pasadena, California 

FREE Collaboration Tattoo by Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres on Saturday at the convention

How to Win:
Giveaway starts Monday, December 14th and will last till Friday, January 8th
For every “ Nikko x Carlos Mini Print Set" you purchase at www.NikkoHurtado.com you will get one entry into the sweepstakes. Buy One Set - get 1 entry! Buy 10 Sets - get 10 entries!
All orders placed between now
 and Friday, January 8th at 10am PDT will be entered to win. 

Official Rules and Regulations

1. There will be only One (1) Winner selected by random drawing.

2. 1 entry = The purchase of the “Nikko x Carlos Mini Print Set” item at the Black Anchor online store at www.nikkohurtado.com

3. Orders must be placed between Monday, December 14th and Friday, January 8th 10am PDT to become eligible

4. Must be at least 18 years old to Win

5. Winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and to execute a Publicity Release agreeing to the use of name and likeness for advertising purposes by Black Anchor

6. Winner will be announced and contacted via email associated with their order by end of day January 11th

7. Giveaway must be claimed within seven (7) days and completed on Saturday, January 30th at the Golden State Tattoo Convention ONLY.

8. “Free Collaboration Tattoo” is defined as one complete sitting, usually up to 8-hours worked on by both Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres. If your tattoo is not completed within that time frame you will be responsible for any future appointments needed in order to complete the piece.

9. No coverups or reworks

10. No part of the giveaway can be redeemed or traded for cash or other items.

16. Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres, Timeline Gallery, and Black Anchor reserves the right to reject any person for any reason.

17. WAIVER OF LIABILITY - Entrant agrees that Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres, Timeline Gallery, and Black Anchor shall not be liable for any and all damages (as well as costs and expenses retaliated thereto, including all attorneys’ fees and costs) that entrant might incur related or connected in any way to a giveaway. This waiver of liability is an express condition for the entrant to be eligible to enter a sweepstakes. In no event shall Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres, Timeline Gallery, and Black Anchor be liable to entrant or to any third-party for any indirect, special, exemplary, consequential, or punitive damages related in any way to this giveaway, where or not Nikko Hurtado or Black Anchor was advised of the possibility of such damage.

18. APPLICABLE LAW - The Giveaway, and all disputes arising between Entrant and Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres, Timeline Gallery, and Black Anchor shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to choice of law provisions. Entrant irrevocable consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in Los Angeles County (CA) with respect to any matter relating hereto, and hereby waives the defense of forum non-conventions to any such action.

19. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY - You can enter the sweepstakes by sending a postcard with your Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, and Phone Number to: Black Anchor Collective c/o Nikko x Torres Collab Tattoo Giveaway, 1365 1/2 Main Street, Hesperia, CA 92345. Postcard must arrive by end of day January 8th to be considered. 1 postcard = 1 entry.

20. Void where prohibited

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Michael Hussar and Nikko Hurtado Present a Painting and Tattooing Color Realism Workshop in November

Artists Michael Hussar and Nikko Hurtado invite you to take part in a very special 2-day once-in-a-lifetime painting and color portrait workshop taking place at Nikko's tattoo studio, Black Anchor Collective, in Hesperia, California on November 2nd and 3rd.

Only 10 spots will be available for purchase as this event is designed to be an intimate setting and limited engagement. 

Over two days Michael and Nikko will work with students not only in the group, but also one-on-one to teach them the tricks and techniques used to create signature color portraits in painting and tattooing. Michael Hussar will host the first day of the workshop to work on painting techniques. Everything will be covered in this course including: Searching for reference, Creating your own references, Learning how to properly use tools of the trade, Perfecting stencil application, Exploring new tattooing techniques, Selecting your color palette, and more - including unlimited access and one-on-one time with artist Nikko Hurtado and painting master Michael Hussar.

You must currently tattoo in order to participate in this class. This seminar is intended for artists who have been tattooing for a few years and now want to make the move to creating realistic color portraits.

Each participant will be supplied with ALL of the tools they need to create their own realistic color tattoo under the guidance of Nikko. This will also be a great opportunity to try products from our sponsors Bishop Tattoo SupplyFusion Tattoo Ink, Inked Magazine, Inkeeze, Stencil Anchored, Trekell Art Supplies, and A Pound of Flesh

In addition to securing your seat in the seminar, each ticket will also include: a Pound of Flesh Arm, Use of sponsored equipment and inks with an option to buy at a discount, snacks and meals, and tons of awesome giveaways.

Tickets can be purchased for $2,000 on Nikko’s website www.NikkoHurtado.com starting Saturday, October 10th at 10am PST.

Upon confirmation of your purchase you will receive details regarding transportation and local hotels in the Hesperia area.

Any questions regarding this seminar? Email us at blackanchorbynikko@gmail.com

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Meet the Winner of the Tattoo Giveaway by Nikko Hurtado

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Changes are coming!

There is a massive revamp under way. Not only will our website soon be different, but so will our apparel!

We are gearing up for our next launch and we have learned valuable lessons this past year and are going to change a few things. We will go into more details later - but we guarantee that you will see and FEEL the changes! 

We are very excited about all the stuff we have coming up - and thank you for all your support!

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Win A Portrait Tattoo By Carlos Rojas at Black Anchor Collective

Artist Carlos Rojas and Black Anchor by Nikko are proud to release "Skull" by Carlos. In fact we are so excited about this shirt that everyone who purchases this design will be entered to win a Portrait Tattoo by Carlos Rojas!
 
One lucky winner will Receive a Free Portrait Tattoo by Carlos Rojas at Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, CA

How to Win:
Giveaway starts Monday, June 22nd at 12pm PDT
For every "Skull" shirt by Carlos Rojas that you purchase you will get One (1) entry in the drawing
All orders placed between June 22nd at 12pm PDT and June 28th at 12pm PDT (or while supplies last) will be entered to win. 


Official Rules and Regulations

1. There will be only One (1) Winner selected by random drawing.

2. 1 entry = 1 shirt purchased at the Black Anchor online store at www.nikkohurtado.com

3. Orders must be placed between June 22nd at 12pm PDT and June 28th 12pm PDT to become eligible

4. Must be at least 18 years old to Win

5. Winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and to execute a Publicity Release agreeing to the use of name and likeness for advertising purposes by Black Anchor

6. Winner will be announced and contacted via email associated with their order by end of day July 3rd and will have one (1) week to respond and confirm or another winner will be chosen

7. Giveaway must be claimed and completed within one (1) year of winning

8. “Free Tattoo” is defined as a one-day sitting, up to 8-hours of tattoo time. If your tattoo is not completed within that time frame you will be responsible for any future appointments needed in order to complete the piece.

9. Portraits only. No coverups or reworks.

10. No part of the giveaway can be redeemed or traded for cash or other items.

11. Carlos Rojas, Nikko Hurtado and Black Anchor reserves the right to reject any person for any reason.

12. WAIVER OF LIABILITY - Entrant agrees that Carlos Rojas, Nikko Hurtado, and Black Anchor shall not be liable for any and all damages (as well as costs and expenses retaliated thereto, including all attorneys’ fees and costs) that entrant might incur related or connected in any way to a giveaway. This waiver of liability is an express condition for the entrant to be eligible to enter a sweepstakes. In no event shall Carlos Rojas, Nikko Hurtado, or Black Anchor be liable to entrant or to any third-party for any indirect, special, exemplary, consequential, or punitive damages related in any way to this giveaway, where or not Carlos Rojas, Nikko Hurtado, or Black Anchor was advised of the possibility of such damage.

13. APPLICABLE LAW - The Giveaway, and all disputes arising between Entrant and Carlos Rojas, Nikko Hurtado, and Black Anchor shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to choice of law provisions. Entrant irrevocable consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in Los Angeles County (CA) with respect to any matter relating hereto, and hereby waives the defense of forum non-conventions to any such action.

14. Void where prohibited

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