hi, and yes, you should have done more and better research on "american traditional" artists to go to.
this tattoo is not done well IMO,
so live with it , maybe have a better artist touch up or rework it after it's healed,
and please don't consider laser removal,it's not as good as most poeple think, it's very painful, takes many visits, and does not rerally "remove" a tattoo,
and then chalk it up to a lesson learned and research your next tattoo.
start finding good artists that do a style you like on instagram and follow them for a while. go to conventions,look on FB,talk to other tattooed poeple.
So I just got these tattoos done on my arms. I had discussed with the artist about how I wanted traditional style swallows and showed examples to them. The sketch/stencils I felt like looked good, but after being shaded, I just am not happy with the way they turned out. I feel like something is wrong with the coloring but I cannot put my finger on what. Am I having tattoo anxiety or does anyone see what I’m talking about? Are they pretty bad?