Tattoo legende Huck Spaulding is overleden. Huck stond in de tattoo wereld niet alleen bekend om z’n tattoos, maar ook om het feit dat hij 1 van de eerste internationale tattoo supply companies is begonnen onder naam: Spaulding & Rogers. Wat vandaag de dag nog een belangrijke groothandel is voor vele tattoo artiesten. Huck publiceerde ook de “tattoo bible,” Tattooing A to Z: A Guide to Successful Tattooing.
Gistermorgen verscheen dit bericht op de Facebook pagina van Tom Spaulding Tattoo Studio:
We are all deeply saddened to let you know of the death of Tom’s dad, Huck Spaulding. He was a pioneer in the tattoo industry. His innovations brought tattooing out of the back alleys, and into mainstream America, as well as around the world. He was the first worldwide distributor of quality tattoo equipment. He was at the forefront of tattoo safety, with disposable needles and autoclavable machine parts. He was a big man who lived a big life. He was a trapper, a stock car racer, a big game hunter, and a classic car enthusiast. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was so proud of his wonderful family. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.