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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. I specialize in what I like to call "Hyper Realism Tattooing". And my name is Joshua South. I'm 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'S Chris 51. I'm here to help you keep your tattoos unique and personal. My first word of advice, stay true to yourself. Your family, your friends, they're all gonna have a lot of input for your tattoo but you're the one who has to wear it for the rest of your life. Make sure that it's something you and you alone, are happy with. I find that tattoos born from personal experiences, life or death situations, passions, accomplishments. Those are the kinds of tattoos that stand the test of time. Every time you look at that tattoo, it's gonna be unique to you. It's gonna be personal to you. It's gonna make you happy. It's gonna make you smile. That's what it's all about. Cementing that moment in your life that reminds you of happiness, of positivity. So, stay unique and true in your design but stay unique and true to yourself, as well.