Nikko Hurtado Presents: "Black on Black on Black" A 2-Day Realism Workshop at Black Anchor Collective


Artist Nikko Hurtado invites you to take part in a very special 2-day realism workshop taking place at his tattoo studio, Black Anchor Collective, in Hesperia, California immediately following the Ink-n-Iron Long Beach Convention.

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

Over two days Nikko and Franco will work with students not only in the group, but also one-on-one to teach them the tricks and techniques he uses to create his portraits. 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 palette, and more - including unlimited access and one-on-one time with artist Nikko Hurtado and special guest artists.

You must currently tattoo in order to participate in this class. Fundamental tattooing skills are required. This workshop is intended for artists who have been tattooing for a few years and now want to make the move to creating realistic portraits or enhance their black and grey work.

Each participant will be supplied with ALL of the tools they need to create their own realistic B&G piece under the guidance of Nikko. This will also be a great opportunity to try products from our sponsors Bishop Tattoo Supply and Fusion Tattoo Ink.

Ground transportation to and from the hotel and all meals (and maybe a few drinks;) will be provided for both days of the workshop. Our last workshop was a huge hit and all of our students went back with a grab bag full of surprises! Once confirmed you will get an email outlining the details of the workshop including a hotel discount code and any information you need to getting to and from Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia.

Tickets can be purchased for $1,500 on Nikko’s website starting Saturday, May 9th at 10am PDT.

Any questions regarding this workshop? Email us at