I work in a tattoo shop.
Almost every single customer brings me a photo of someone else's tattoo, literally a photo of an arm/leg/whatever with a tattoo on it, and asks nothing else aside from "how much for this?" They don't ask "is this the kind of work you excel at," "are you licensed, how many years of experience do you have"... no it's just "how much for this?"
That's not because of who I am, where I work, or any other variable. My peers all over the world report this same phenomenon.
My shop is a living work of art- it's covered floor to ceiling in thousands of designs I myself personally painted. Yet I hear again and again "I could never get something off the wall, all my tattoos have to be original. Like this one. How much for this?"
That's not being original! That's stealing!
Any tattooer worth his salt will happily design a tattoo for you AT NO ADDITIONAL COST WHATSOEVER. We LOVE to design tattoos. We HATE to copy.
Also, your phone is not making our job easier. Leave it in the car. Come in, make eye contact, talk to us like we are humans, not machines... this is the last living folk art, let's not automate it too much just yet.
And then there was this lady...
She came in with a random picture of someone else's tattoo she found on Pinterest.
I told her I'd be happy to draw something similar to it, but she insisted I trace it, line for line.
I said, "Well, I guess this isn't gonna work out, I just don't do that."
She started ranting.
I said "You know what? Just get out." She acted indignant, so I reiterated, "Get the fuck out, right now!"
She went outside and called the cops. The cops came in, asked what happened.
"I dunno, I kicked her out, and she called you."
They rolled their eyes and left.