Featured Artist: Nikko Hurtado
Nikko Hurtado started tattooing in 2002. He was raised in San Fernando Valley in Southern California with his uncles and Grandfather who had home-made tattoos done with needle and thread. Comic books and cartoons heavily inspired him to become an artist. He started to draw cartoons when he was a little boy. According to Nikko, he would draw Bart Simpson for all the girls in class in hopes that they would ultimately like him. He started taking art classes in Jr. High and ultimately went to Art Center of Pasadena where he was able to master his craft.