that's a bummer! i second everything @cyoonit123 said. do some research and find a great artist. with the right effort, you'll find that there's more than enough great tattooers who are also great people. you should be able to rebuild some faith in tattooing pretty quickly!
Welcome! We don't judge here, regardless of your tattoos. You have a lot of different people here in different locations with preferences in different styles. Feel free to ask around for artist recommendations. There are a lot of great and trustworthy artists out there so don't lose hope!
I'm pretty new. I have 2 tats. (and had a 3rd that was removed) One of my tattoos is pretty bad and gave me an extremely poor opinion of tattoo artists and the industry in general. I know it's not right to blame the industry. But I just don't know who I can trust. So I'm working up the courage to let someone look at it and possibly fix it.
That's me in a nutshell. I'll be poking around here and reading posts to learn a bit more.
I couldn't find a thread like this, but it may exist. For those of us that are also musicians, it is always funs to geek out on gear that you have and gear that you want. Kind of like when we geek out on the tattoos we have or are wanting to get.
My set up
Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Standard, American Standard Telecaster
Effects (in chain order): Boss TU-3 --> Fulltone OCD --> Boss DD-7 --> EHX Holy Grail Reverb
Amp: Marshall JCM900 4100
Cabinet: Orange 2x12 with Warehouse Speakers Veteran 30s
Pretty simple and straight forward. I don't like too much mucking up my signal, but I need some delay and reverb for volume swells.