OK @SStu thanks.
So to find a decent artist for this job, they must have a strong portfolio and evidence they can do decent blackwork?
Should I also ask a few artists for their ideas and designs to see which one I like the best ?
As you guys are in America that's pretty irrelevant right ?
I'd need to find an artist who specialises in black-work won't I ? I'm still looking around, not going to rush into anything.
This time round i'll do my homework and make sure I find the right person, not an apprentice