Black Anchor Academy Presents: Shawn Barber and Nikko Hurtado Painting & Tattooing Workshop

Artists Shawn Barber 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 newest tattoo studio, Black Anchor Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California on September 16th & 17th.

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

Over two days Shawn 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. Shawn Barber will host the first day of the workshop to instruct 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 artists Nikko Hurtado and Shawn Barber.

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 and Shawn. This will also be a great opportunity to try products from our sponsors Bishop Tattoo SupplyFusion Tattoo InkInkeezeStencil AnchoredTrekell 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, 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 $1,500 on Nikko’s website starting Friday, June 2 at 12pm PDT.

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

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