Advice on tree piece

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Hi guys!

Im looking to get my tattoo pretty soon I had a piece drawn up from a friend and I like it but when I brought it to the artist he kind of shot the idea down before really looking at the piece, he wants me to rethink the piece so now I just need advice on what other artists think. The piece my friend has drawn is not final and I want the artist to add some of their own touch/ realism to it but I really like the basic meaning of it being more of family tree tattoo with my last name in the roots

now my last name does mean tree in German and I get that, that is redundant but I don't know where to go, do I start from scratch? is the piece that bad? or should I get a more open minded artist?

Im really set on wanting my last name in the piece (doesn't have to be apart of the tree) as well as it being a tree with roots! (love the roots)

Anyway any advice on the piece or what I should do would be much appreciated!!

Thank you 


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okay! great thank you for the response @Dan!! I was just worrying that the idea itself was silly and I should take the tattooers advice, but good to hear that maybe I should just reach out to someone who would be a bit more excited about it 

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11 hours ago, oboogie said:

It's not a great drawing. But talk to another artist about your ideas and let him draw it up. Don't even show him what your friend did. Just see what happens.

okay yeah thats a great idea!! Thank you!

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7 hours ago, SStu said:

You're going to want a custom oriented shop to work up something like that. In the effort of you not ending up with a hot mess I'd recommend you link us the portfolio of whatever artist you're leaning towards. 

hahaha and thats the opposite of what I want and why I have turned for help! That would awesome if people would be willing to help and give advice too see if it would be a good match! Thank you @SStu!!!

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