Last week we learned that local business owner and tattoo artist of Diversified Ink, Ed Sheffer, had passed tragically in a motorcycle accident on Wilson Street in Brewer on Tuesday, June 16.

Ed Sheffer, of Holden, has a large presence in the Bangor area, and it was seen through the Facebook community when much love and appreciation was sent out in memory of Ed.

Diversified Ink Tattoo honored Ed with a post sharing his life on Facebook:

The post, published Sunday, shares his upbringing, born in Portland, attending Bonny Eagle High School then graduating in Massachusetts. He loved living life to the fullest in the great outdoors on motorcycles and ATVs as well as enjoying hunting:

 At an early age Ed developed a passion for hunting, fishing, drawing, and riding motorcycles. He was very proud to be “the only kid in high school with a Harley”.

Ed was an excellent rider and put on thousands of miles around the world as a previous member of the Hell's Angels MC of Canaan, Maine. His love for the club and brothers was only surpassed by his love for and commitment to his family. Ed was very proud to be the loudest soccer Dad in the stands and was looking forward to watching his son play in college.
Ed was a successful businessman and the proud Owner of Diversified Ink Tattoo Studio in Bangor, Maine, which he founded in 2000. He was well known in the community for hosting charitable fundraisers through Diversified Ink and he had a long list of loyal clients. He loved his staff like family and was very passionate about tattooing and the success of his business.

Ed had a lot of hobbies. He enjoyed riding his ATV and his snowmobile. He loved to ice fish and spend time at his property in Lakeville, Maine. He enjoyed lifting weights, working around his house, working on his motorcycle, and taking care of his chickens. Most of all, he loved doing anything with his family.

The most poignant part of the post referred to Ed's heart and way of living:

Anyone who had the pleasure to know “Fast Eddie” knew that he lived on his own terms, but also had the biggest of hearts and would help anyone who needed it. He was loud and loving and left an impression on everyone he met.

Here are some photos sent to us by some of Ed's clients.  Here's some work done by Ed and if you have one to add to our gallery visit the Sarah Z Morning Show Facebook page post asking for pictures of Ed's work and throw it in the comments.