MEET THE ARTIST
Animation, illustration, and cartoon artist
Location: Springfield, OR
Shop: Area 51 Tattoo, Piercing, and Laser Removal
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 in to 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 has published books on poetry, football trivia, nature tattoos, an autobiography, comic book, children's book and 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, while always giving back to his fans.