He's a good artist... your concepts are all in the same vein... except the dryad girl which is a different direction.
They aren't anything like what he was suggesting though.
These also aren't what I'd think of initially when thinking of woman portraits... they are more surreal than what people commonly ask for. Makes me wonder if you showed them to him yet?
I'd give them to the artist, tell them a few things that you like and things you don't like about them... and put down a deposit so that he can start drawing.
I guess I was just a bit worried as I don't remember any of my other Tattoos healed this way. Feeling the bumpiness especially after all the peeling got me concerned I guess.
I am dry healing it now. Perhaps it was me over moisturizing it but I didn't expect for it to become raised and itchy like it did.
To me this is the most fun part of the process:
It sounds like your artist knows what they're doing and has skills.
You sound like you've got some ideas on what direction to take things, but nothing super specific yet.
What I do (the fun part) is come up with a list of wants: "It needs to have a woman, and I want it to be a portrait or full body or whatever", "I want her to be sitting/standing/holding something".
And then things I don't want: "I don't want her to appear angry/happy/smiling", "I don't want her to be in a forest"
Usually you can draw a lot of inspiration by looking up other tattoos, and including the things you like/dislike about them into your own ideas. Trim the lists down to something reasonable for your artist, and then let them implement it in a way they think is best.
It's usually a total surprise until you get to the studio, but if you did a good job defining what you want, the artist should encompass a good portion of it in their own style in a way that they know will work. Showing up day of and seeing what they've come up with is the best part.