I got my first tattoo when i was 18, we found Bandana's in the phonebook and my mom, being very motherly about the whole situation, drilled him on qualifications, cleanliness etc. He passed her tests and my tattoo turned out fantastic. I gave him a general idea of what i wanted and he drew up a design right there for me in about 5 minutes. I've gone back three times since, once to add onto my first tattoo. When he was done he noticed the original tattoo had healed a little hard and went ahead and fixed the light spots. He's friendly, professional and does very detailed, original and all-over extraordinary work. I'll always only ever go to him and i already have another appointment scheduled this month!
Cons: He is in high demand, you usually have to schedual far in advance.