MTV’s Jenni "JWoww" Farley shared that Las Vegas tattooer, Nikko Hurtado, had tattooed a portrait of her 2-year-old son, Gresyon, on her hand. Hurtado then revealed a detailed gallery of his work, calling the 33-year-old Jersey Shore sensation "a tough cookie."
Nikko Hurtado is one of the biggest names in color portrait tattooing. As the owner of Black Anchor Tattoo Studio, he has worked with many of the big names in the business and been featured in almost every magazine in the industry.
"Like if you would get your kids face on you," he captioned the photos. "Really happy to have tattooed JWoww, cannot wait to finish this piece. Thanks for being such a tough cookie. You are awesome! Block in of her sons portrait on her hand. It’s a little swollen."
Farley was just as impressed as Hurtado’s followers, captioning her Instagram post, "When your dream artist gives you your dream tattoo. My son forever on my hand."
On her post, the artist commented, "Man I’m so honored, you are really a sweet human being. Now take care of it, and I can’t wait to get mine. Thanks to my boy Sean Dowdell for letting me use a station at Club Tattoo Miracle Mile Shops to get this piece done."
Farley’s Jersey Shore co-stars were also taking to Instagram to show their support. Paul "Dj Pauly D" DelVecchio comments, "That came out so dope!"
Farley has been working hard to advocate for her son after he was diagnosed with autism last year, utilizing everything from special sensory experiences to early intervention work to keep him moving forward.
She said in a People interview, “Coming from September when he didn’t even know his name — like, he would not respond to his name once. It was a concern of ours because we actually thought it was his hearing, originally.” She added that Greyson, who sees four or five specialists on a weekly basis, now “knows all his ABCs.”