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Article Teaser: Over half of all tattoos that are given each year are spontaneous, and given without plan or thought. While these tattoos seemed like a great idea at the time, many young people are finding out that these tattoos are costing them more than the charge to have them put on.

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Plan Ahead: Your Personal Body Art May Carry An Unforeseen Cost

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Tattoos are considered to be a personal expression. People get them to remember someone they have loved, or lost, or just to remind them of a good time, like that Spring Break trip to Tijuana.

Over half of all tattoos that are given each year are spontaneous, and given without plan or thought. While these tattoos seemed like a great idea at the time, many young people are finding out that these tattoos are costing them more than the charge to have them put on.

It seems in today's world, while we are more socially accepting than ever before, it seems that tattoos are still not accepted by all. If you're not careful in selecting their placement on your body, you may find yourself having a harder time finding employment in jobs that will grant you a secure future. That ill-thought girlfriend's name tattooed on your neck may just keep you off of Wall Street for the rest of your life.

The real question here is - is it acceptable to prevent someone from getting a job based on their past choices and personal artwork? Some companies say no.

Chipotle is an up and coming restaurant in the US that not only hires these people, but actually seeks them out for employment. And this job isn't a "gutter" job at all - employees at this company are paid on average $8.00 an hour to start! More companies are starting to take this type of mentality, to make tattoos that aren't offensive socially acceptable.

Also, while some people can't seem to get a job because of their tattoos, other people make money off of their tattoos! Some companies are paying people quite a bit of money if they agree to tattoo an advertisement for their company on their body, much as you would do if you put an ad wrap on your car. The people get a small check in the mail every month, but over time, it adds up to quite a bit of money!

This seems like a crazy way to make money, and it probably won't make you rich, but it's a very easy way to make some extra "mad money" just by walking around town sporting your tattoo!

Some people want to argue that not hiring someone because of their tattoos is illegal, but currently that's not true. An employer reserves the right to not hire someone that can't present a "reasonably professional appearance". This means if you can't cover up that tattoo, you may be asked to take a job where the public can't see you, or you may not be offered a job at all.

More companies are finding though that they have to relax their rules on this because there are more and more "unconventional" candidates in the job market today. Whatever side you chose to take, there is no doubt that this will continue to be a hot button in the career world for many years to come, especially with more people choosing to get one or more tattoos.

Whatever side you're currently on, the pro's or the con's, expect that the next ten years will change the rules, and the way we currently think.


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