I know there are some Bay Area people in here. I'm still working on a general design to give my artist but can anyone recommend a good shop or a specific artist that they have had personal experience with and can vouch for? Price is no issue I just want someone who will be friendly, set a good mood, make it an enjoyable process and of course, do a very good job with respect to quality and sticking to the plan. I had cancer when I was a kid (12-14) and doctor's said I was 50/50 for living/dying and I lived. I am getting the date I received the call saying I was 100% clean next to my largest scar from an operation (on my back) and then something like this: (just the image itself, not the white shield around it) On the center of my upper back near my shoulders. (I'm 100% German, born there, and I just like the design and appreciate my heritage and the history of my parents and grand parents.