My thing is, I want a tattoo of Xerneas. I can't do Xerneas justice myself, so I was thinking of commissioning a piece for my tattoo. But, I am absolutely in love with the artwork in my icon. My question is, should I ask the artist for permission? Obviously they couldn't really do anything about it if I did get the tattoo without their permission, but I feel like they should get a say in it, it is their artwork. Honestly, if they did say no I'd probably go with my commission idea instead. I'd be a bit disappointed, but I want to respect their wishes.
Thoughts? Opinions? Also I will probably need the help of my Japanese speaking friends if I do ask them, they're on Pixiv and I believe they only speak Japanese. ^^; I would gladly pay for your time and expertise, of course!