1. Random words
People like to tattoo random words on their body. Tattoo Artists hate working on them. It is neither inspiring nor creative
tattooing a few words on your skin.Source
2. White ink tattoos
White ink tattoos are in trend now. Many artists dislike them since they don’t age very well, and they fade after awhile.Source
3. Vague ideas
Tattoo artists hate it when people go to them without having a clear picture in their mind. Always decide what you want before approaching them.
4. Rib tattoos
Rib tattoos are hard to work on, even for experienced artists. This is because people tend to squirm around a lot, and it’s hard to get a straight line. Moreover, the skin stretches differently once you move, so most of the times the tattoo ends up looking different from what it is meant to be.Source
5. Asian phrases
Tattoo artists hate doing tattoos in Asian languages. Many of the phrases people come up with are poorly translated and doesn’t always mean what people think they do.
A popular tattoo in trend right now is an anchor along with the words “I refuse to sink.” Anchors are technically supposed to sink, so this tattoo makes no sense at all. Think something that makes sense, not pure blunder.
Portrait tattoos are extremely hard to make, and there is a high probability that it will end up a mistake. Skin is a living canvas, and a mistake stays on for long.
8. Infinity tattoos
Infinity tattoos have become very popular. They are also not very artistic. Tattoo artists often get bored of doing one Infinity tattoos after another.
9. Judgement tattoos
This is another very popular and cliched one. Many people think this is an actual bible verse, but actually, these words don’t appear in the bible.Source
10. Hashtag tattoos
Tattoo artists hate such tattoos, because they are sure that people are going to regret them later. Anything that could be called a “fad” shouldn’t be tattooed on your body.A tattoo stays forever.Source
11. Name tattoos
Tattoo artists just hate tattooing names onto people.Most of the times it is the name from a romantic relationship. Most of the relationships fail, and you will end up looking at your ex’s name forever. Source
12. Wedding ring tattoos
Everybody knows that a large percentage of marriages end up in divorce. Getting rid of a tattooed wedding ring in your fingers is not as easy as getting divorced.
13. Tribal tattoos
Are you among of a tribe? No? Then why would you have a random symbol sketched onto your body? Tattoo artists hate these designs. Sadly, they are common these days.
14. Barbed wire tattoos
Like the previous one, these have no meaning whatsoever. It’s fine if they’re a part of a bigger design, but just getting a barbed wire tattoo onto your body is lame.
15. Mouth tattoos
Tattooing inside of a lip is a really hard thing to do. Also, why would you want a tattoo that is utterly difficult for anyone else to see? Wouldn’t this look better tattooed somewhere else?
16. Misspelled tattoos
Tattoo artists aren’t copywriters. So If you come in with a tattoo that’s poorly spelled, it isn’t their job to correct it. Please, check the spelling twice.
17. Finger mustache
Having a mustache tattoo on your finger is probably the most cliche tattoo idea in the world. Most tattoo artists hate doing them because you are going to hate them pretty soon.Source
People often come to artists to cover up old art that they hate. Some tattoo artists , however really hate trying to cover up old tattoos, because it can never be completely covered up.
19. Face tattoos
Face tattoos most probably end up a mistake that many artists refuse to touch them. There is certainly no way to hide a face tattoo.You have to be a 100% sure that you want this one.
Tree tattoos have become really popular and a lot of artists are simply just tired of making them. It is really hard for artists to think creatively with the same old design.
21. Pocket watches
Pocket watches are another cliched design in the tattoo industry. Everyone wants a watch tattoo to mark the passing of time or some such thing.