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Hi, my name is Chris51. 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. My personal inspiration for my tattoos is basically derived from my childhood, memories that make me happy. Cartoons, comic books, pop culture. Anything that made me happy when I was growing up. One I remember, makes me smile, makes me stay positive. That's what I like for my tattoos. I like to remember these things whenever I look at my skin. Constant daily reminder that life is good. That may not be the recipe for everybody, I'm just telling you a key ingredient to keep me inspired when choosing my own personal designs. I want you to choose a design that you can stay proud of for your lifetime. Things that make you happy, things that give you good memories. These are things you can build upon. These are things that are never going to change in your life. They're always going to be a constant, every time you're reminded of them. Think of these kind of things when you're planning out your next tattoo.