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A Man with mouth tattoo cries out over his inability to find a job

A teenage father with a tattoo covering half his face saying DEVAST8 has cried out over his struggle to get a job.

19 year old Mark Cropp, who was recently released from prison, put a
plea out on Facebook saying his facial tattoo was stopping him securing
employment.

He also said his tattoo which is not gang affiliated- wasn’t planned
and was not supposed to be quite as big. He got it a number of months
ago while in prison serving a two year and three month sentence in the
Otago Correction Facility for aggravated robbery, the NZ Herald reports.

 
Cropp said he was going through a ‘rough patch’ with people trying to
bully him at the time and believed people were more cautious around
those with tattoos in prison.

He said he’s been told he wouldn’t be employed with “that on his face,” and had people shrug and laugh at him.

Cropp took a selfie, which he posted on Auckland Jobs Facebook page
with the description: “Hey im keen as to work but have one thing that is
stoping me and thats my tattoo on my face i dont have a cv as of yet
but have worked at nz brick distrabuters b4 also a scrap metal yard im
19 years of age and have my lerners license.

Keen as on job or work place that will take me on. I have a cpit
qualification in painting and decorateing, Also chainsaw an fencing nzqa
throw aggrabusiness. Any questions please ask me.”

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