More than 40.000 objects, their stories and profound knowledge. Collected from all over the world. Brought together out of pure curiosity and respect for the tattoo as intercultural form of art and communication. Henk Schiffmacher did not only make countless pieces of art, he also collected tens of thousands.
After more than four decades this life work, unique heritage, will be valorized, administrated, preserved and made visible and accessible to the public. It will be served towards education, museums, investigation and those who are interested. Why? For the purpose of sharing knowledge worldwide about meaning, rituals and stories before it gets lost. Creating awareness about identity, transience and respect.
The Schiffmacher Tattoo Heritage contains Henk’s collection, the corresponding archive and knowledgebase. The foundation’s purpose is to secure, conserve, valorize, borrow and watch over the collection, knowledge, library and craftmanship of Henk Schiffmacher in general for the present and future generations.