'DEVAST8' tattoo man Mark Cropp has a new job

'DEVAST8' tattoo man Mark Cropp has a new job
Photo credit: Facebook/ Only in New Zealand

The man made famous for emblazoning the word "DEVAST8" across his face has been photographed at a new job as a roadside worker.

Mark Cropp, 19, got the tattoo in prison while he was drunk on homebrew.

At the time he was serving a two-year prison sentence for pulling a knife on a tourist after trying to sell them fake cannabis.

He admitted the tattoo made finding a job hard in a Facebook post in July 2017, which went viral and prompted 45 job offers - and much debate.

Mr Cropp's girlfriend told the Daily Mail Australia he accepted a job as a scaffolding worker, and he later worked as a chicken chaser.

He was offered free laser tattoo removal with Sacred Laser, but after his first session elected to not go back.

"He said 'the chickens don't care about my face - they don't care whether I have a tattoo or not'," his girlfriend told The Mirror.

However he appears to have left the chicken farm, as a new photo has emerged on the Facebook page Only In New Zealand showing Mr Cropp on a road works site in high-viz jacket with a walkie talkie.

NZME reports the work site is on Tauranga Rd in Te Poi, near Matamata.

Mr Cropp's mother Kelly Doyle commented on the photo congratulating her son, saying she was proud he defied society's expectations of him.

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