Hi everyone... sorry, I thought I'd posted here earlier.
I've found this site a few times over the last year searching various topics.
I've never traveled and tattooed... so I would like to. I feel like I'm still practicing right now... I feel like I'm getting close to figuring out my own styles.
I kind of just try to do my best at tattooing whatever people want. I just want to get better at it.
Just butting in... read the thread, and I couldn't really understand how you got from the inspiration images to an eagle... but it looks nice and clean.
Forget the olive branch... that's just complicating the tattoo... once the clouds are in there and everything is shaded it will look impressive.
Trying to change or modify the design when the agreed upon plan is in progress never ends well.
I'd vote for black and grey or black grey and grey-blue... but that might change after seeing the artist's portfolio.
Trust your artist... it looks like you chose the right person for your project so far.