“Epic Ink” profiles the in-demand artists and their cutting-edge creations at Area 51 Tattoo in Springfield, Ore. The shop specializes in hyper-realistic ink work featuring popular characters and scenes from sci-fi films, comics, cartoons and pop culture. In fact, five of Area 51’s artists — including owner Chris 51 — are among a handful of people worldwide who are licensed by Lucasfilm studio to tattoo its properties. Also featured on the series are Welsh-born Chris Jones, who has multiple Tattoo Industry Award nominations in the Best U.K. Male category; Josh Bodwell, a realism and portraiture specialist; and self-taught Heather Maranda. When not at the shop, the artists travel the world tattooing at comic cons and shows and geeking out with hardcore fans.