Company tattoo for pay raise

Posted at 8:24 AM, May 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-02 10:24:15-04

(CNN)– A company in New York is offering employees a nice raise if they get the company logo tattooed onto their body.

And plenty are taking up the offer. A tattoo can be a way to show off your personality. For Rapid Realty employees, it’s the fast track to a 15 percent pay raise if you get inked with the company logo. There are no size or location restrictions.

Brooke Koropatnick got hers behind the ear.

“I had a paycheck coming in that was a substantial amount difference so it was nice,” said Koropatrick.

Stephanie Barry got tattooed two weeks ago, along with a permanent pay raise for every real estate transaction.

Barry said, “I was like why am I throwing my money away when I can give myself from a 25 thousand dollar to a 40 thousand dollar for the same amount of work.”

The credit doesn’t go to Rapid Realty owner Anthony Lolli.

He says he got the idea from a loyal employee who wasn’t doing it for money.

“So he calls me up, he says ‘hey Anthony, I’m getting a logo on me’, I show up at the shop, and I’m like this is cool, how can I repay you?” said Lolli.

The concept snowballed. So far 40 employees have gotten a tattoo.