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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 is Chris 51, I'm here to help you get that tattoo that you won't regret. First word of advice, search your heart. I find that a lot of the younger generation tend to congregate around styles and trends that are popular at the moment. These things are great now, they make for beautiful, colorful tattoos but your likes and dislikes are going to change over time. Go with something that is you and not popular with you. Base your decision on emotion rather than fashion. That doesn't mean that every tattoo you choose has to have some deep-rooted, hidden agenda, some life-long lesson-- that's not what I am trying to say. I'm just trying to say stick with your heart because you can't go wrong there. No matter what friends, or anyone else tells you if its something you are passionate about, something that happened to you, a life experience, that's what you are going to be proud of.