Just last night a horrific tragedy struck someone incredibly important to me. Ken Dean, the man who taught me to pierce, the man who has helped me in every way possible throughout my career. The man who has become such an important and irreplaceable part of my life.. Ken is an amazing human being, and those who know him will agree. He is a brilliant artist who always sees the beauty in things. He has a larger than life personality and has the kindest soul. He always has a joke on hand and can put a smile on anyone's face. Ken always makes sure his loved ones are taken care of and helps anyone he meets. And now I'm asking for you to help him. Last night the home Ken shared with his friend TC was lost in a fire. All of his possessions were inside. More importantly, so were his dogs Tanaka and Barry (who were his children). These boys were the loves of his life. Anyone who knows him knew just how much they meant to him. My heart breaks for him and those little angels. I am incredibly grateful for having the time I did with them. I love those three with all my heart. While nothing will ever make this okay or fill the voids left behind- Ken, who is dear to so many, desperately needs our help. All of his belongings were lost in the fire, including his tattoo equipment, artwork, keepsakes...EVERYTHING. He only has the clothes on his back and a few dollars in his pocket. I made this Gofundme because he shouldn't have to have so much worry and stress on his shoulders when he's grieving the loss of the two who mattered most to him. I want him to be able to have a place to call home again, to have clothes, basic necessities, and things that make him happy again. So please, PLEASE, if you can help him at all, in any way or amount, it would mean the world to us.