We all know large tattoos are frowned upon when it comes to working in a professional setting, and one man from New Zealand is struggling massively to find a job thanks to his huge face tattoo.

Keep scrolling to see for yourself...

Tattoos are an incredible artform...

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And millions of people worldwide enjoy to express themselves through this beautiful art.

A tattoo is unique to the individual...

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And it all depends on what this individual likes or how they want to present themselves.

Tattoos were initially seen as something only punks and alternative people would get...

But today in 2020, everyone now has a tattoo, including the rich and famous.

More and more people are getting experimental with their ink...

And a person's tattoos can truly define them... such as our beloved Post Malone, who is famous for his facial tattoos.

But of course...

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Not all tattoos are to everyone's taste.

Some tattoos are considered extreme or offensive...

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Especially those that are very big and very exposed.

One man from New Zealand has truly felt the strain of his past decisions...

Puk Kireka is a Tamatea rugby club player, and he has a very exposed brand of his troubled past as a mobster.

He used to be a part of one of New Zealand's most "notorious gangs"...

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The gang was called the Mongrel Mob, and Puk went to some extreme lengths to prove his loyalties to the gang.

The Mongrel Mob aren't a gang one would want to cross...

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They are the largest gang in New Zealand, and they even have branches connecting to Australia and Canada.

He decided to tattoo more than half of his face with the word "Notorious"...

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It's pretty big, to say the least... and his unique situation has solicited a lot of reactions.

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The thirty-one-year-old joined the gang back in 2008...

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And after joining, Puk served 5 years in prison non-consecutively - 3 years for violence-related charges and 2 for standovers.

Whilst Puk was in the gang, he was also addicted to drugs...

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And this spurred on the violence even more.

Even though Puk overcame his addictions during his last prison sentence...

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Many members of the notorious gang are still heavily dependent upon alcohol and drugs.

But even though Puk now wants to turn his life around...

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He is finding it rather difficult because of his huge face tattoo.

Many people on social media are unsympathetic towards Puk's situation...

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And several have asked why he simply doesn't just get his tattoo removed.

But it really isn't as simple as just removing the tattoo...

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A face tattoo such as Puk's would take approximately twenty sessions to remove, with 5 - 6 weeks of rest in between each session. Here in the U.S, it could take up to $10,000 to remove, and side effects of removal include scarring, swelling, skin discoloration, or infection.

But despite this setback...

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Puk claims he has turned his life around, and fitness has been a huge part of that. He now plays for the Tamatea rugby team.

"I've proved to be an inspiration for other mobsters throughout the country," he said.

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Some have questioned whether drugs were involved in his weight loss, but according to Puk, he has been clean for 4 years.

Puk continues to strive for a career in sports, due to how much it has helped him over the years...

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And is currently on a sport and recreation course at the Eastern Institue of Technology which he'll obtain a diploma, then a degree.

A job in the sports industry would mean his tattoos may not affect his job prospects.

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We wish Puk the best of luck in his future and career. Keep scrolling for the heartwarming reason one dad got a tattoo for his son...