Hey everyone! Sorry this post is so delayed – just so happens my flight was as well. We were at the airport at 10am, which was a bit early, and our flight ended up being delayed for two hours. Thankfully, the pilot did us the courtesy of flying pretty fast to get us to our destination quicker than anticipated. We hit a little turbulence at the end, but it went smoothly for the most part. I always forget how weird it feels during take off; I try to plant my feet firmly on the floor like it’s going to help me stay on the ground! I am also happy to report that from my own experience, Spirit didn’t even check our bags! I was so worried that my bag was bulging too much and they would charge me. I’m wondering if they were just focused on getting everyone on the plane in a timely manner so that we would stop complaining!
I am going to try and blog for the next week but I apologize in advance if I am not around commenting as much. I want to enjoy the time with my parents while it lasts, as I will likely not be seeing them until Christmas time! Now, today’s topic…
The Costs of Tattoos
This is a topic I have personally not seen discussed in the personal finance blogosphere: tattoos. (I haven’t been blogging very long – apparently this topic has been covered, but I was speaking from my personal experience here). Lots of people want them, some have them, some hate them, some regret getting them, and others are addicted. However, tattoos are not cheap. I am sure you don’t want to end up on one of those tattoo cover-up shows, either, so it’s likely you’ll do some research to find a good artist, who will come with a cost. How much of a cost is up to you. I have heard that many people start thinking about what they’re going to get next right after their first tattoo, and it becomes a somewhat costly cycle from there.
The financial implications tattoos can have
My boyfriend is one of those tattoo lovers. He is an artist, and he takes the view that your body can be a canvas. You might think that with this mindset, he would have sleeves or something, right? Nope. He got three tattoos while he was in college, and stopped once he graduated because he could no longer justify the cost. He had to worry about saving up for a car and being able to afford his student loan payments and rent.
He doesn’t regret getting his tattoos at all, but I can tell that sometimes he wishes he would have waited, or spaced them out a bit over time.
Read the rest of the article at Economag.us! Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the extra day if you have it!