Money and tattoos

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, or you had to pay later to fix it because the tattoo was done badly, or you’ve wound up in the hospital due to an infection and were saddled with health costs, or you think having tattoos have kept you from getting a promotion or a 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. And this isn’t an anti-tattoo article, despite how it sounds. But as with virtually any purchase, there are always hidden costs we don’t think about.