Reposting my tattoo artist @nikkohurtado
's insightful & grateful words below. I'd been searching for a few years now to find the right artist. Someone who could help create the image that reflects not the man I once was, but the man I am today. I'm a gut and instincts kinda guy and the second I saw Nikko's work (thank you Matt) I knew he was the one. The mana (spirit) is strong with him. Still have some work to do, so bring on the pain 😉👊🏾. #EvolutionOfTheBull
Through this experience I've learned a lot. Everyone always sees what is on the outside what is shown of our lives no one truly knows behind the scenes. @therock
is a true gentleman how I came to tattoo him I do not know. I am a truly blessed human. (Thank you Matt) the process of tattooing a client starts with a meeting always finding out what it is they want. Tattoos are markings on the body that are with you for ever. Imagine choosing a birthmark. The tattoo has to represent you, who you are and what you feel, your image and your personality. @therock
and I spend time going back and fourth showing him different ideas, different horns different mana. I always want to do what I want to do but I always have to remind myself that when I tattoo a client it is for them and theirs to wear the rest of their lives. I am excited to tweak and build this tattoo a little further after it heals. When I complete a tattoo in one sitting it is never finished my clients all know this to well. I let the tattoo heal, live, age a little before I come back to it and layer it see what it needs to give it the sculpting or life it requires to be abandoned because we all know art is never finished it is simply abandoned. I am grateful I am blessed I have been given the new gift of knowing about "Mana" thank you world your are nothing short of amazing. Thank you @therock
till next time same channel same page! It's your friendly neighborhood tattoo artist.