The Gnomon Workshop

Tattooing Portraits

with Nikko Hurtado


In this title, 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 demonstration is packed with information that will guide the experienced tattoo artist to understanding the important components of a color portrait tattoo.

Duration: 188 minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

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.

  • "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
    Tattoo Artist

  • "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
    Tattoo Artist