Can I get my confidence back? Watch
Anyway, I still really want the tattoo. I've looked elsewhere, and been in contact with someone who seems a lot more professional and appears to do what I want. However, as much as I'm convinced, I'm incredibly wary now of handing any money over before seeing a design, but I know this can't be done. I respect this, but I'm so wary, even though I've seen that this artist can do the style I want.
Usually with my tattoos, I've never overthought them, because it's the one thing in my life I refuse to overthink (I overthink most other things). Since being so let down, though, my brain's gone into hyper-drive. I'm reconsidering the design, the artists, the costs. Anything to be reconsidered is. Despite the fact that I know I want that design.
I just wondered really, is there anyway to get my confidence back in this situation?
You shouldn't be confident doing this. You just have to decide it's probably a bad idea and do it anyway, or don't do it at all.