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Body modification for pleasure and profit

I can't say I have ever been tempted to have a tattoo or a piercing, but then again I grew up in a period when such things were for sailors.  Anyway, note this from Danish daily Jyllands-Posten:

"Film company Zentropa is promising its student workers better pay and faster career advancement if they get the company’s logo tattooed on their rear...Every year about seven students enter the three-year training programme at the company. They work for free for the first six months, before their salary increases to 12,500 per month by their final year.  So far, six of the current 25 students working at the production company have opted to get the free tattoo of the company logo.  Producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen has compromised on the tattoos’ location and while the plan was to tattoo the backside, a couple of students have been allowed to get it on their wrist or arm. About a third of students eventually go on to work for Zentropa after their internship and Jensen said those with tattoos had an advantage. ‘It’s no secret that the students who choose to get tattoos have a far greater chance of getting a job at Zentropa in the future and during their internship they will also advance quicker up the hierarchy and get more pay than others,’ he explained.

The logo is quite slick:




Given that people will pay to have the corporate identities of sportswear companies and the like tattooed here and there, at least the interns are standing to gain something.  Zentropa's website is here, but it is NSFW, involving as it does some minor nudity in an autoplaying video for a forthcoming film called 'Videocracy'.  

Anyway, it could be a lot worse, the interns could be working for Wayne Kerr Electronics.


 

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Blogger JuliaM said... 9:41 am

Well, there's precedent, I suppose. Surely all New Labour minions have '666' tattooed on their foreheads...?  



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