#1 Asking Your Artist to Copy Another’s Work
So you found an image on Instagram that you absolutely love, even though someone else already has it tattooed on their arm. It also happens to be done by a tattoo artist across the country whom you have no access to. I’m sorry for your loss, because your tattoo artist is an artist, and s/he does NOT want to copy another artist. The best way to not totally insult your artist’s abilities is to bring in several images from different artists OR using one image as a reference, making it clear that this is just for inspiration.