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Before getting inked, learn everything you need to know about tattoos from the professional tattoo artists in these Howcast videos.
Hi my name is Chris 51 and I specialize in what I like to call "hyper-realism tattooing." And my name is Joshua South. I am the head instructor here at Area 51 in Springfield, Oregon. To find out more information visit a51tats.com Let's talk tattoos. Hi my name is Joshua South from Area 51 Tattoos and I'm here to talk with you about the most common mistakes people make when they get tattooed. I would have to say the most common thing I've seen happen is that a customer comes into a tattoo shop shopping based on price and not on the individual artist's experience level. Talk to the artist, find out if he is genuinely interested in doing your tattoo. If it doesn't look right, if it doesn't feel right go somewhere else. Don't just pick the first place you find and get your tattoo. It's going to be on there for life so take your time, make your decision correctly and you'll be happy you did. Otherwise, you may have to pay 10 times as much to have the tattoo fixed or even lasered off - which is way more painful than getting a tattoo.