Mark Cropp just wants to to get a job and support his family, but something unique is holding him back.
A giant tattoo saying "DEVAST8" covers half of his face, and, perhaps not suprisingly, it's off-putting for potential employers.
The Oamaru-born teenager told the New Zealand Herald he had it inked a few months ago, while drunk on homebrew in a jail cell in Christchurch.
He was locked up in 2015, at 17, for aggravated robbery, after he and a friend pulled a knife on a tourist in Nelson.
Cropp pleaded guilty to a range of charges, including aggravated robbery, escaping custody and assault with a weapon.