Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Well it is a very very sad night for me. I just got a call from a very good friend telling me that my friend Tom Painter has died. Tom did one of my first tattoos and he and his wife treated me like family from the first time we met. Every time we would get together we would ask about each others families and rarely did tattooing ever come up, just family stuff. One of the strongest hand shakes and a hug from Tom would let you know that you were loved unconditionally. Every time he would see me he would wrap his arms around me and say " I had a hunch you would be here" and the chaos would begin. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Tommy, i love ya pal and will miss you greatly! You sir were a big part of making me the tattooer i am today and i thank you!