“We’re all
as long as
our stories
are told”



The collection exists of approximately 40.000 objects, including books, drawings, films and photographs, connected to the world of tattoo art.

Art & Craft

The foundation is committed to maintain and preserve the craftsmanship of tattooing, achieved through cooperation with several partners.


The certified Schiffmacher Academy provides profound knowledge through education, research, discussions and lectures.


The library is the knowledge base in the domain of tattoos. Get acquainted with the extensive book collection of Henk Schiffmacher.


October 24, 2019
Royal Delft and Schiffmacher Tattoo Heritage present:
Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo

Ink connects. Layered, deeply rooted and respectfully an ode to the Delft Blue and the art of tattooing. A unique collaboration between two traditional crafts from an old world.

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Throughout the years, tattoo legend Henk Schiffmacher has embarked on a journey, looking for the origins of the old-age ritual of tattooing. This brought him to fascinating places and people, from all over the world. The foundation’s purpose is to secure, conserve, valorize, borrow and watch over the collected objects of Henk Schiffmacher.

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