The past week we all started seeing a SOS signal from our family at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum all over the main social media sites; Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook wondering how we can help. For those of you that are not familiar with the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, it is the first museum that is totally dedicated to tattooing. It shows the world’s largest Tattoo collection, collected by Henk ‘Hanky Panky’ Schiffmacher. I was fortunate enough to be there for the grand opening last year in November, I was blown away when I arrived and at that moment I walked in the museum I felt it’s relevance for us proud tattooers, collectors, and tattoo culture novices alike. They have had some issues keeping it open during its first year here do to some tricky partnership arrangements and financial burdens. At this moment the museum is in fear of being shout down as it has been forcefully closed. Please do anything you can to help, even if that just spreading the word. “it is our future, and our future is not worth anything without our past” -Hank S
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum <visit the website for more details on support and progress
We had a great tattooer and friend Greg Christian work with us this week at Wooster Street. I had the honor of watching him work and the pleasure of spending some time with him and his lady. (more…)
I don’t wear all black much, but I like it, slimming. Congrats to Obama for defeating Romney, I like Obama as front man of our country.
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I spent quite a few days surfing with Donald, mostly just down the road from his shop on Oceanside Blvd. He was a Master surfboard shaper/designer and will be missed. RIP DT Hawaiian Pro Designs
This has been a real interesting week in New York City, full of lessens in patience, gratitude, friendship, and endurance. I have not been without electricity since the last time I went camping, and the only difference is I was ready for that and geared up appropriately. Here are Some photos from Hurricane Sandy New York. (more…)