Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Winning Battle to Regain Access to Collection and Facility


(Courtesy of The Board of the Foundation Amsterdam Tattoo Museum)

Dear Friends,

As you all know, the museum was struggling to survive. During the last weeks lots and lots of people from all over the world expressed their support. Many people, shops and companies even showed their strong commitment by giving a financial contribution to push the museum through these difficult times. The response was heartwarming! We incredibly appreciated the many thousands of messages on Instagram, Facebook, etc.

At this time, we are proud to inform you that we (partly due to the continuous pressure from the tattoo world) are in process of reaching an agreement with our business partner Partners aan het werk. We expect the contract for a three year partnership to be signed early next week… 

Starting today our figurehead Hanky Panky can again access the museum and his collection. This Saturday we will celebrate the museum’s first anniversary in our beloved building. The evening party will be at Ludwig’s Bar in Amsterdam. Once again our sincere thanks for all your support. Under the creative leadership of Henk Schiffmacher YOUR museum will again have the ambition to become THEE community center for the tattoo world.

To end with a statement by Henk: “Guess who’s back in the motherfucking house?!”

On behalf of the Board of the Foundation Amsterdam Tattoo Museum,
-Ron Smit and Luc Gerrits


Saturday the 8th of December, 8pm military time we shall celebrate our first year anniversary. It won’t be in the museum, but in the centre of Amster dam: Bar Ludwig on Reguliersdwarsstraat 37. There will be live music, DJs, legendary world famous tattooists, fans, celebs, good looking badass women and dedicated followers of fashion. Be there or be square! The pride in the hide: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum supporters party.

2pm: World meeting tattoo artists Blue Bone Society at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum (Plantage Middenlaan 62). Meet and greet with Loretta, Filip and Titine Leu, Oliver Peck, Charlie Roberts, the legendary Kazuo Oguri, Thomas Asher, Dan Dringenberg, Harusumi from Puerto Rico, Rinto, Errol, Greg Ori, Moose, the Amsterdam legend Tattoo Molly, Chris Danley, Marco Bratt, Bill Loika, Hollywood Mark, Davide, etc, etc…

8pm – late: Party at the Ludwig, Reguliersdwarsstraat 37, entrance is free!

Click here to donate to the SAVE THE ATM FUND!!!

More information about the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum can also be found on and their blog

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