by David Lindengruen in New Design on Friday 2 December 2011

The time of anchors and chinese signs is over. I’ve always been interested in photo-realistic painting and, of course, in tattoos. When I saw a piece by Nikko Hurtado for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Without knowing what’s actually possible today, I thought it must have been a photoshop montage. Hurtado is one of the best needle fiddlers in the world. He is capable of all kinds of styles but focuses on realism and portrait tattooing.
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