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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 is Joshua South. I'm here to talk with you about preparing yourself the day before you get tattooed. One thing you don't want to do is stay up too late, party all night and then come in and get a tattoo. If you're exhausted the tattoo will hurt way more. You want to be fresh, full of energy, kind of like when you go to the gym. You want your energy levels to be at their maximum so you can endure the process of getting a tattoo. Not that it's that painful, but it is slightly aggravating. And through time, the pain of a tattoo can wear on you. So you want your energy levels to be at their maximum. So remember to get plenty of sleep, eat a big meal, and most of all relax during the tattoo.