We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Doug Smode. Doug was a highly skilled and creative tattoo artist who was dedicated to the artistry of body art and tattooing. He was a beloved fixture at Studio Phi Tattoos for several years, where his passion and talent were admired and appreciated by both his friends and clients alike. Doug’s legacy will live on in the memories of those whose lives he touched.
Who was Doug Smode?
Doug began his career as an apprentice in 2018 after receiving a scholarship to study at the renowned California School of Tattoo Arts. His skill and dedication paid off, and soon after graduation, he opened his own studio in San Francisco: Studio Phi Tattoos. His meticulous, creative designs earned him a reputation for pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques, while still staying true to them. Doug’s success is a testament to his talent and dedication.
How did Doug Smode die? What was the cause of his death?
Doug Smode’s presence at Studio Phi Tattoos was an adored fixture for many years, bringing joy to all who observed his seemingly magical ability to expertly craft beautiful tattoos with tremendous detail. His talent was unparalleled, and the quality of his artwork was second to none.
The tragic passing of Doug on January 24th, 2023, came as a shock to family and friends, as so far no reports or information have come to light regarding the cause of his death. Questions remain unanswered, and many of those close to him are hoping to find comfort once the exact cause of his sad passing is made known.
The team at Studio Phi Tattoos holds Doug in their hearts and still feels the impact of his untimely passing. We offer our deepest sympathies to Doug’s family and friends.
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Doug Smode’s Obituary
With the heartbreaking passing of Doug Smode, our community has lost a cherished member whose generosity, kindness, and passion for tattoo artistry will continue to inspire us all. Our thoughts are with those who are mourning during this difficult time, and we express our deepest sympathies.
We are so grateful to have had his presence in our lives, and may he rest peacefully, knowing how greatly he was appreciated by the many lives he touched through his artistry and friendship. Thank you, Doug Smode, for all that you have done.
Tributes to Doug Smode
The world just lost a really beautiful human. If you’re in any alt communities in Calgary, you know Doug Smode (though he’s made an impact across continents). Meanest lookin dude with the sweetest fkn heart. This man is gonna be so damn missed.
Gwen Milligan Wrote,
Sending love and hugs to his family and close friends right now. This never gets easier and I’m sorry for your loss
Eddie Rae Wrote,
I’m so sorry Alix he was such an incredible and special person. He’ll live on through people like you who knew and loved him the most, and all the memories of the countless people whos lives he touched along the way