A 42-year-old Texan man has had the face of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's adopted son MADDOX tattooed on his back.

Dallas resident Andy Bowling was looking for an image of ultimate fun and rebellion to celebrate winning his battle with depression - and he chose a picture of cheeky young Maddox with his tongue out as his inspiration.

Bowling tells America's In Touch magazine, "This tattoo just reminds me to say that I really don't care that much, and it's not that big of a deal - You know, stick your tongue out and wear a Mohawk!

"It was not a fan thing or a cult thing in any way. The image of him was just very inspiring to me."

Ironically, the image isn't the only one of a member of the expanding PITT-JOLIE clan Bowling has on his body - he also sports a tattoo of Pitt in character as Fight Club's Tyler Durden on his ankle.