Yeah, I read two conflicting pieces of information AFTER I got it done, so I am going with the first piece of info which was on a site dedicated to the claddagh. Pointing away in my mind means my heart has been given away... To my husband.
1) get a better artist
2) get the better artist to use a better black
3) get the better artist to use white ink on the white parts, will hurt like hell but would be worth it to make the tatt look better.