Location: Springfield, OR
Shop Name: Area 51 Tattoo
Bio: Arguably the most famous geek tattoo artist worldwide, Chris 51 has become the ambassador for uniting the worlds of tattooing, entertainment, and geek culture. The self-proclaimed “Artrepreneur” has left more than his permanent mark on the industry. He created, cast, and starred in his own TV show Epic Ink on A&E. He parlayed his stardom into creating the Geeksterink Legends and has since created Headbangers Con, the world's first & only con dedicated to heavy metal culture. Chris is also an accomplished writer. He is also an illustrious author. His book subjects include: poetry, football trivia, nature tattoos, an autobiography, comic book, children's book, and a crime novel. Chris has become a prominent and positive voice in both the geek & heavy metal communities, often lending his artistic and promotional skills to friends, businesses, and charities, and he is always giving back to his fans.