SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. – A unique skull-faced tattoo inmate is on the loose. Members of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office California launched a search Monday for an inmate with a distinctive skull-face tattoo who vanished from a work crew.

Corey Hughes, 27, was reported missing about 1:30 p.m. Monday and was last seen on Interstate 5, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office said. His mugshot showed he had a skull-faced tattoo on his countenance.

Hughes was serving a sentence for a weapons charge and was being housed in the Honor Farm. He was due to be released next February. However, his “walk-about” has likely damaged those chances.

“It’s surprising how many inmates over the years have walked away from a detail with only a few months left on their sentence,” said sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Dave Konecny.

The Honor Farm, located south of Stockton, is a minimum-security facility that houses pretrial or sentence inmates that are usually low-risk and classified as non-violent, KCBS reported.

The details of his weapons conviction were not provided.

Due to the unique features from his tattoos, Hughes face has been spread like wildfire on Twitter. As a result, his freedom should be short lived. At a time like this people like Hughes probably wish they had fewer identifying characteristics in their artistic expression.

Some of the comments from tweeters included:

“No, this isn’t photoshopped.”

“Shouldn’t be hard to find.”

“Check out this guy. His mother would be proud.”

Finally, anyone who sees Hughes is urged to contact the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 209-468-4400.

Other offenders with eccentric facial artistry:

(Photo: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office)