I’m writing an article for “U.S. News & World Report” about tattoos and the hidden costs or financial consequences that can come them. For instance, if anyone reading this has a tattoo, and you later paid to remove it, you had to pay later to fix it because the tattoo was done badly, you’ve wound up in the hospital due to an infection and were saddled with health costs, you think having tattoos have kept you from getting a promotion or job or you had to spend more money than you thought that I haven’t thought of –and, no, loving the first tattoo and feeling like you had to get a second and third doesn’t count– I’d like to hear from you. This isn’t an anti-tattoo article, despite how it sounds. As with virtually any purchase, there are always hidden costs we don’t think about. If you’re anyone working in an industry where you see extra financial costs of tattoos or you’re someone with a tattoo and can share some extra costs you weren’t expecting, please drop me a line.