If only people did some research before getting a tat - I know I spent about 12 months looking at all the studios locally before getting my first one.
Eventually went to Rob Doubtfire in Bradford and got a fab celtic armband done.
14 years later it still looks fine.
It definately pays to research the artist before letting em work on you.
Why rush into it...........it is going to be in your skin forever! (unless you get it lasered or covered up....)