We believe that people can easily follow a trend and do something to themselves they don’t like. Still, they would put up with it simply because everyone else is doing it. This is the case with tattoos: while some people want one to commemorate someone or to express something, others decided to have a tat because they want to show off. This results in something tattoo artists despise: they are forced to do one and the same tattoo over and over again. The Reddit community discussed the matter and the list below shows some of the most preferred tattoos artists are tired of doing.
1. The barcode
Here is how one tattoo artist decided to amuse himself while doing boring barcodes. He began replicating the actual barcodes from real but funny products such as mashed potatoes and sanitary products.
2. The matching names
Here is another example of tattoos that artists despise. The reason is simple: more often than not, one of the partners returns within a few weeks asking for a cover-up, as the couple separated.
3. The big cats
It turns out that big cats are requested really often. Some tattoo artists are forced to draw several similar tattoos a month. The trend consists of clients wanting lions or cougars wearing crowns.
4. No regrets
As you can see, this person didn’t even notice that the word was misspelled. We are also sure that some tattoo artists would also neglect such a mistake. We have seen many people with such tattoos.
5. The infinity loop
We have seen one too many of these and we guess they are still trendy. According to some tattoo artists, this trend needs to stop. Maybe it will not happen soon but it is probably getting rather cheesy.
6. The forest
We had no clue about this but it appears that some tattoo artists are fed up with doing forests on people’s arms. There must be a reason for that but we can’t recall seeing a forest tattooed on someone’s limb.
7. The anchor
The meaning behind this tattoo choice is simple: it stands for “nobody could hold me down” and it seems that the more it is used, the cheesier it gets. We understand why tattoo parlors sometimes refuse these.
8. The birds
Now, this is a classic tat! A couple of birds on someone’s shoulder is a common sight. Tattoo artists here and there would probably prefer not to do one of these again and we understand why.
9. The moustache
Here is yet another tattoo that so many individuals chose to have that it is no longer interesting. Needless to say, some tattoo artists must already be tired of doing this particular piece.
10. Live, laugh, love
This one is not just about tattoos. We are growing tired of seeing these three words literally everywhere: at stores, bakeries, tattoos, our friends’ homes, etc. It is not witty anymore.
11. The Latin sentences
Now, here is one tattoo trend that needs to be forgotten fast. More than a few people chose this pattern and you can bet your pants that some tattoo artists dislike doing similar tats.
12. The mandala
This one is similar to the “live, laugh, love” sentences. People think it is trendy and they are kind of wrong, actually, as mandalas are that popular anymore. Maybe it is because some tattoo artists stopped doing those.
13. Infinity symbols and names
Here is a combination that so many people want to have that some tattoo masters refuse to do it. We understand why these professionals grow tired of doing the exact same thing every time.
14. The popular Deathly Hallows symbol
You have probably seen this one at least once. As it turns out, some tattoo artists were forced to create the symbol more than a few times in their career.
15. The rose combo
We guess that roses are among the most popular elements used in tattoos but some tattoo artists shared that they are tired of drawing this otherwise beautiful pattern.
16. Pikes Peak
We never really knew this but it turns out it is a fact: many Colorado residents choose to have a tattoo featuring Pikes Peak. Some tattoo artists are fed up with doing the same outline dozens of times.
17. The skull and the snake
Apart from a snake and rose combo, the snake and skull is a classic pattern that many individuals choose to have. Imagine how tattoo artists feel when asked to draw it again.
18. The butterfly
Of all the annoyingly popular tattoos out there, the butterfly has got to be the worst. Despite the fact that some people still want it, the butterfly is not trendy anymore.
19. The palm trees
The Caribbean is a popular destination but there is one perk you were probably not aware of. One of the most popular tats there is the image of palm trees on the ankle.
20. The skull
This is one of the themes that we have seen the most! Skulls are a preferred symbol for tens of thousands of tats which is exactly why tattoo artists are sometimes reluctant to draw one.
21. The astrological sign
Here is yet another example of a tattoo that will probably never stop being popular. People will surely continue tattooing their astrological sign but some tattoo artists are surely fed up with that.
22. The sun and moon combo
We have actually seen our fair share of these and they all look surprisingly similar. This is probably the reason why some tattoo artists are tired of doing that pattern.
23. This too shall pass
This saying is some people’s choice for a tattoo for a reason but we guess that it is too popular and doesn’t appear to be as cool as it used to be.
24. The Declaration of Independence
Here is something that might surprise you but you will immediately understand why tattoo artists are not looking forward to creating this piece on someone’s back.