CJ Hurtado

Arizona Tattoo Artist

Meet CJ Hurtado, a seasoned tattoo artist with 18 years of experience. Specializing in blackwork with bold and fine lines, combined with beautiful peppered shading, CJ's expertise extends to portraits, realism, floral, animals, and nature. His passion for flowers, nature, and the outdoors heavily influences his tattoo style, fueled by weekly photography sessions capturing the beauty around him.

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About the artist

Meet CJ Hurtado, a seasoned tattoo artist with 18 years of experience. Originally from Southern California, CJ's artistic journey began at the age of 7, influenced by his artist mother. While pursuing graphic and game design in Phoenix, he discovered his true calling in tattooing during an apprenticeship in 2005.

Specializing in blackwork with bold and fine lines, combined with beautiful peppered shading, CJ's expertise extends to portraits, realism, floral, animals, and nature. His passion for flowers, nature, and the outdoors heavily influences his tattoo style, fueled by weekly photography sessions capturing the beauty around him.

Communication is key for CJ during consultations, understanding clients' visions and expectations. His creative process involves pre-sketching components, seeking fresh reference photos when needed, and meticulously designing tattoos, whether digitally or on paper.

For aspiring tattoo artists, CJ emphasizes humility, patience, daily drawing, and continuous improvement. Surrounding oneself with experienced artists and being open to learning is crucial in the industry. If time-traveling, CJ would choose to tattoo George Washington, envisioning a grand scene of him crossing the Delaware on his upper back.Beyond tattooing, CJ is passionate about outdoor activities, photography, live music, and short trips to explore new places. Clients should know that CJ is not just an artist but a believer in Christ, embodying a passionate approach to life and art.

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Business Hours

Mon - Thursday: 12PM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 10PM
Sunday: 11AM - 7PM

Address

1423 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210

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