The man who became famous for the amateur facial tattoo of his nickname "Devast8" has admitted breaching a protection order.

Mark Cropp first made headlines when he spoke to the Herald in 2017 about struggling to find a job because of the extensive tattoo - which he said was created during a night of heavy drinking in jail.

Today, he admitted that on April 15 while a protection order was in force against him he entered onto the land occupied by a protected person.

Two other charges, one related to impeding a woman's breathing and the other to wilful damage of a cellphone, were dismissed after no evidence was offered in the Pukekohe District Court today.


He had earlier admitted possessing an offensive weapon and cannabis utensils.

Earlier this year, he admitted a charge of presenting an imitation firearm on June 14, 2018.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing at a later date.