Clint Cummings, a well-known tattoo artist in North Texas, died Friday after a battle with cancer.
“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Clint Cummings,” the official Ink Master page announced on Facebook. “The world has lost a talented artist.”
Cummings owns Sparrows Tattoo Co. in Mansfield and in 2012, was a prominent character on season 2 of Ink Master, a reality television tattoo competition, but did not win.
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He was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer earlier this year, he said with an Instagram video in February.
The Dallas Observer featured Cummings as one of the best tattoo artists in Dallas in an article from 2015. In the feature, he said his dad bought him a tattoo machine when he was 15 and has been passionate about the art ever since.
Many fans, customers, friends and family, including his girlfriend, took to social media to express their reaction to the loss of a great artist.