I happen to know my tattoo is good and I have a great artist, but too many people see a cool design or pretty colors and are quick to compliment it and assume it's a piece of art, when a lot of them are actually a piece of crap. It's like those who think a $3 bottle of Arbor Mist is just as good as a fine Italian imported wine. I don't care if you discriminate about your wine, but you should be picky when it comes to your ink! It's something that is permanent, sometimes painful and can be quite expensive - why would you settle for anything less than exquisite?
The range of artist talent available across the globe is vast, and skill doesn't have to mean excessive price, either. Some of the more famous artists may charge hefty fees for their time, but there are thousands of lesser-known artists out there that are just as good and charge reasonably. Shop around and do some research before you choose an artist. Being discriminate will ensure that the compliments you get are genuine.