Henk Schiffmacher acknowledge that a tattoo is not a sign of more resistance is
Henk Schiffmacher (65) admits that the take of a tattoo is not a sign of more resistance. The most well-known tattoo artist from the Netherlands also acknowledges his own role in that development.
“Now there are kids in my store that their parents make them pay. That was previously unthinkable,” says Schiffmacher in conversation with The Telegraph.
“When was the tattoo a symbol of resistance, something that your parents were not allowed to see.”
Through his pioneering work in the Netherlands was Schiffmacher also known internationally and he has stars such as Herman Brood, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lady Gaga ink.
Schiffmacher, that Monday evening his 65th birthday in the Amsterdam Paradiso celebrates, has its box, in the last decades, very change. “When I started I had six or seven colleagues, now in the Netherlands there are about a thousand shops. There is a lot of rubbish.”
In addition, he misses somewhat the sense of belonging that he used to be experienced: “We knew each other – unlike now.”
For his birthday he has a lot of colleagues invited, and he wants the old tires back tightening. “Of those who have died, the children. Their heritage lives on in them.”