New York Company Offers Pay Raise For Tattoos

Posted on: 2:47 pm, May 3, 2013, by , updated on: 02:51pm, May 3, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (WCBS) – 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.”

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

The concept snowballed. We were there as Robert Trezza got his donE. He’s the 40th employee to do so at Ink Stop Tattoo. “I think it’s a good opportunity to show commitment to a company that makes going to work fun everyday.” said Robert Trezza.

But what if you choose to leave the company. Joseph Tighe’s been on the job only a month. “My wife was a little concerned but I said you know what, it was the best commitment that I could think of.”