Evolution of the Bull


Want to know the meaning behind the transformation and evolution of the famous bull on The Rock’s arm? Below is quoted directly from the man himself!

“After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world renowned Nikko Hurtado, the story’s complete. Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned. To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress.


The core and anchor of this image is in the eye. Look closely and you’ll find the life, energy, power and you’ll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of a disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe. Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy’s subtle and sometimes it’s glaring. But it’s always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all things I love with intense passion and gratitude.

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Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe.”

– Dwayne “THE ROCK” Johnson

And this wouldn’t be complete without hearing exactly what the tattoo artist said as well! Below is a quote from World Famous tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado.

“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. The Rock 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. The Rock 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 The Rock till next time same channel same page! It’s your friendly neighborhood tattoo artist.”

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-Nikko Hurtado

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