Henk Schiffmacher

Tattoo Artist

Henk Schiffmacher is almost as much of a Dutch icon as tulips and windmills. The world’s most famous tattoo artist has inked global stars like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams and Pearl Jam.

‘Hanky Panky’ was recently even made an Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau, the Dutch knighthood.

The artwork

Peonies grace the stained-glass windows in a shop and are the love of his life. Henk has etched the flower on his customers’ skin thousands of times. But he is also increasingly moved into drawing and painting. ‘Creating flower illustrations is a relief compared to tattooing. The canvas doesn’t talk back, doesn’t tremble and doesn’t faint. I love it.’ His great love of flowers fits well with Green Screen. ‘Flowers tell a story without words. It’s no surprise that we give them to one another so often. You can’t look at flowers often enough.’

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Flowers tell a story without words. It’s no surprise that we give them to one another so often. You can’t look at flowers often enough.

Henk Schiffmacher

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