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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15 Comments on "Employees Tattoo Themselves with Company Logos for Measly Fifteen Percent Raise"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | May 1, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    “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

  2. This is why there really is no hope for Democracy.

  3. Calypso_1 | May 1, 2013 at 11:47 am |

    …brings the concept of branding full circle.

  4. 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 | May 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm |

      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.

    • Matt Staggs | May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm |

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

  5. Hadrian999 | May 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm |

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

  6. BuzzCoastin | May 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Can you say branded?

  7. Grey Knight | May 2, 2013 at 4:48 am |

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

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