Check out jon and Josh at Solid State tattoo in Bayview.
Not sure if you have visited tattoo shops before?.... but,
(I have had work done at five different shops. Visited others when looking for the next shop/artist.)
#1 I put it together, they are artists, and like most artists, some are a little "different". They are not always a people person, talkative, salesmen or appear to be the happiest? I guess,... their work sells they don't need to.
#2 if you look at a artist's portfolio, pictures, art work, etc. Don't judge the artist from what the tattoo is. Look at line work, shading, color and clean work. I'm a black and gray line guy my wife is a bold, shading and bright color tattoo type. When we looked at josh's work and pictures he was all traditional and color. Very clean. Perfect for my wife. But I had to ask if he did black and gray. He had nothing in his books.
#3 Don't settle. If you don't like what they draw up have them draw it again. When the pattern/template is laid on you look at it, twist your arm, move it around, make sure it looks good before you say do it. If not, have them wipe it and lay it again.
If you're not sure of placement and size, (seriously, go big as you can in the area. The tatt always looks better and more detail) have them lay the ink pattern on you, go home and check it out for a day or so. Then go back to get inked if you like it.
Congrats and good luck.
Beware for the "itch for ink" it can get expensive.