These days are filled with grief and tears but also sweet remembrance for tattooed and queer people all over the world. The brightest of all Flaming Hearts has left us forever. May you reunite in Ink Heaven with all your companions that went there before you and have the most dazzling, everlasting celebration. No one who met you once will ever forget you, in our hearts your flame is burning forever.
It nearly feels as if my own grandpa had died once again. He was the icon of probably all german tattoo artists, who had a tattoo done by him carries one piece of his love of life.. I didn't manage to do it anymore. But I met him several times, and I will never forget him and his message to world. For me and many other people, he was the personified tolerance.
Don't ever let anyone get between you and your beliefs, look ahead and leave all ignorants behind you. And be colourful.
Thank you for some of the best thoughts of my life. Ink In Peace, Herbert Hoffmann.