Trigz -- a famous tattoo artist who has worked with the likes of Chris Brown -- was shot and killed in broad daylight Thursday.
According to police, Trigz got into a verbal altercation with a man outside Black Derby Smoke Shop in North Hollywood. Police say the man (described as a Hispanic male) then shot Trigz and took off ... leaving Trigz to die on the scene.
According to his Model Mayhem profile, Trigz worked on music videos for the likes of Mobb Deep, Travis Barker, Wiz Khalifa and Tyga.
He leaves behind five children.