Man with DEVAST8 tattooed across his face gets a job

The young father who shot to worldwide infamy after pleading for work despite his large and distinctive ‘DEVAST8’ face tattoo has been spotted at his new job.

Mark Cropp, 19, had been drinking homebrew alcohol while in a New Zealand prison when his brother – also his cellmate – gave him the facial marking.

His pleas for employment made headlines around the world, and now he has been seen working as a traffic controller.

His mother Kelly Doyle told Daily Mail Australia he has been working with the company based in Hamilton on the North Island for about six or seven weeks.

The young father who shot to worldwide infamy after pleading for work despite his large and distinctive 'DEVAST8' face tattoo has been spotted at his new job

The young father who shot to worldwide infamy after pleading for work despite his large and distinctive 'DEVAST8' face tattoo has been spotted at his new job

The young father who shot to worldwide infamy after pleading for work despite his large and distinctive ‘DEVAST8’ face tattoo has been spotted at his new job

Mark Cropp, 19, had been drinking homebrew alcohol while in a New Zealand prison when his brother - also his cellmate - gave him the facial marking

Mark Cropp, 19, had been drinking homebrew alcohol while in a New Zealand prison when his brother - also his cellmate - gave him the facial marking

Mark Cropp, 19, had been drinking homebrew alcohol while in a New Zealand prison when his brother – also his cellmate – gave him the facial marking

His pleas for employment made headlines around the world, and now he has been seen working as a traffic controller

His pleas for employment made headlines around the world, and now he has been seen working as a traffic controller

His pleas for employment made headlines around the world, and now he has been seen working as a traffic controller

After a photo of Cropp working was posted to Facebook, Ms Doyle said she was ‘super proud’ of her son.

‘So super proud of my son for getting a job and proving all the haters wrong.’

The photo of Cropp shows him wearing a high-visibility vest, and holding a walkie talkie.

The teenage father spoke out about his lack of job prospects in July 2017.

He served a two-year jail sentence for aggravated robbery after he pulled a knife on a tourist in a fake drug deal.

He was inundated with job offers and a chance to remove the tattoo using laser treatment for free.

After a photo of Cropp working was posted to Facebook, Ms Doyle said she was 'super proud' of her son

After a photo of Cropp working was posted to Facebook, Ms Doyle said she was 'super proud' of her son

After a photo of Cropp working was posted to Facebook, Ms Doyle said she was ‘super proud’ of her son

The teenage father spoke out about his lack of job prospects in July 2017

The teenage father spoke out about his lack of job prospects in July 2017

The teenage father spoke out about his lack of job prospects in July 2017

Cropp initially took up the removal offer but only attended one of 12 scheduled sessions, reportedly concerned with the effect the treatment would have on his skin.

In late July Cropp’s partner Taneia Ruki told Daily Mail Australia he had accepted a scaffolding job, and in August he was spotted at an Auckland nightclub shooting cash into the crowd.

Cropp described the painful process of getting the tattoo,

He was inundated with job offers and a chance to remove the tattoo using laser treatment for free

He was inundated with job offers and a chance to remove the tattoo using laser treatment for free

He was inundated with job offers and a chance to remove the tattoo using laser treatment for free

‘Once it was started, I thought, I can’t go back on it now. I wish I had stopped while the outline was there to be quite honest,’ he said.

‘Before I knew it I had this on my face… It was swollen like a bloody pumpkin.’

He said the tattoo was now ‘part of who I am’. 

Cropp was seen shooting cash from a gun into the crowd at an Auckland nightclub in August

Cropp was seen shooting cash from a gun into the crowd at an Auckland nightclub in August

Cropp was seen shooting cash from a gun into the crowd at an Auckland nightclub in August

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