A tattoo artist who died on Tuesday at age 85 has been known for his tattoos and his devotion to God.
Bobby Haugland, a tattoo artist and the founder of God Eater Tattoo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died on the premises of the company.
He was one of the earliest tattoo artists to use the term “god eater” to describe himself.
Haugland’s death came as the tattoo world was mourning the death of his brother, Bill, who died in 2014.
Hauglands death was confirmed by his daughter, Amanda Hauglander, who said in a statement that his body had been brought to the hospital and is in stable condition.
“I want to let you know that my dad passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning.
He loved tattoos and was a loyal and dedicated tattoo artist,” Amanda Haughlander said in the statement.
“God Eater was his passion.
We are grateful for all of his efforts and we will continue to serve the people of Fort Lauderdale.”
Hauglands brother, Frank Haug, who was also an tattoo artist, was also one of Haugler’s first clients.
His brother said Haugling had a passion for tattoos and worked in the tattoo business for decades.
Frank Haug said he was stunned to hear of Haughland’s passing.
“To hear the news, I was like, ‘Whoa, what are you talking about?'”
Frank Haugh said.
“My son would come over every day and tell me about his work, and I would say, ‘Hey, what do you want me to do?'”
Frank Haugh’s family has not yet shared the news of Huggles death.
Haughland was a tattoo master, a member of the Florida tattoo board and the only one in the country with the word “god” tattooed on his forehead.
Haughlands brother told ESPN that his brother was a very creative man and a great tattoo artist.
“Bobby was a brilliant artist.
He could work on any subject and get something amazing,” Frank Hags said.
Higgles brother said he didn’t know Haugles tattoos would be available at the tattoo parlor and that he would be the only person working at the facility when Haug’s death was announced.
“He’d always go to work, go to the tattoo shop, go into the studio and he’d make something unique,” Frank said.
“It was his love for God.
He knew that God is real and he knew that if you are good and good people, they’re going to come back.”
Haughlands family has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for funeral expenses.