I appreciate your honesty. You didn't say much that I hadn't already thought - although the lips are precisely what I gave him in my reference pic. I posted her here wondering if someone would call me/Kevin out on the shading, or if I was being as overly sensitive as my wife said I was :). Personally, I adore her hair, crown, and the eyes are also precisely what I gave him in the reference and I dig them. The nose, mouth, and lower face shading bug me. Oddly, looking back at my reference pic the nose matches it precisely, but I had him leave out some markings from the pic and that makes all the difference. I've mostly decided to see how I feel when she heals, as the pic was taken less then 5 minutes after he was done, and full size the pic is slightly larger than the actual tattoo. The shading does seem to be settling in somewhat. I've ben thrilled with my previous work from him.
I'm not as heavily tattooed as most here, and of the 15 I have Kevin's done 10 of them. I tend to go outside of the norm, and am not the fan of trad work that many here are, at least on me. Still, I agree that she could have been better stylistically, but I do overall like her - she captures the overall feel of what I wanted, and from the distance at which most people would see her she looks better than an up close pic.
Just for the hell of it, here's another pic of my green man from Kevin, now healed - still doesn't capture the actual vibrance of the colors, but overall I adore this tattoo, and am interested in the honest opinions of it.