Employees Tattoo Themselves with Company Logos for Measly Fifteen Percent Raise

flair“I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.” – Number Six, “The Prisoner”

Via Oddity Central:

People usually get tattoos to show off their personality, but for the employees of Rapid Realty getting inked was simply a quick and sure way to get a 15% permanent bonus. Company owner Anthony Lolli has been more than happy to pay for tattooing fees, but doesn’t take credit for the idea. Surprisingly enough, it all started when one of his employees decided to do it for free. “He calls me up,” Lolli said “‘Hey Anthony, I’m getting the logo on me.’ I show up at the shop and I’m like ‘this is cool, how can I repay you?’” And it all pretty much snowballed from there, and now 40 of his 800 workers have the Rapid Realty logo inked somewhere on their bodies.

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. . . . And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. . . . ”

    Revelations 13:1-17

    • emperorreagan

      I’m still partial to the old conspiracy theories about VISA being the mark of the beast.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        I kick it really old school. I think it may be a reference to the Fuggers:


        • godozo

          Historically it refers to Nero, though by focusing on the economic aspects of accepting the mark/brand I would argue that it leads directly to the bankers.

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    This is why there really is no hope for Democracy.

  • Calypso_1

    …brings the concept of branding full circle.

  • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

    There are actually several people with disinfo logo tattoos (thanks y’all) … see for example: http://disinfo.com/2012/07/true-fan-matt-bauer-gets-disinformation-company-tattoo/#sthash.uwfbQVC2.dpbs

    • Calypso_1

      Disinfo should get some nice updated swag. A poison signet ring perhaps. Or custom rolling papers. Maybe a snowglobe with glow-n-the-dark chemtrail dispersion.

      • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

        We did make some custom rolling papers once, as a promo for a weed related movie we released, but the snow globe sounds like the winner here 😉

        • Calypso_1

          Make sure you put Sasquatch in it.

          • kowalityjesus

            lol and lol

    • Matt Staggs

      Seems creepier to tattoo yourself with your employee’s logo for monetary compensation.

  • Hadrian999

    not any worse than the shitty tribal or chinese crap tattoos most people get

  • BuzzCoastin

    Can you say branded?

  • Grey Knight

    Until they change their names, they will never meet the devotion that Buy Mitsui has shown.