Statement from Henk Schiffmacher:
Patience my friends, patience...
“Patience? If I wanted any patience I would have become a fucking doctor” my old friend, Vancouver’s most notorious tattoo friend, used to say.
But nevertheless, hang in there: we are on our way. We negotiate, send letters, get mails, threats, fooled and cheated and the only reason why we keep going is to see what the heck is next. First of all, the fight is not over. The divorce, in fact...
With the help of many of you we will open up a pop-up shop with a small gallery, book and merchandise store and a spot for guest tattoo artists. This all coming soon, we’ve just got the keys. Here we will do art shows, run our Blue Bone Society and coordinate the future building of the new Amsterdam Tattoo Museum.
Soon all you supporters shall receive a membership card certificate and a shop plate to prove proudly our gratitude. This all as soon as the necessary administration, membership cards and certificates are out of ‘jail’. So stay patient a little bit longer…
We will continue our ‘Free the ATM’ activities from this new address (Van Woustraat 78, around the corner from Schiffmacher and Velthoen shop) and you can visit us again, also we will keep you informed about what we’ll do with your donation. Our crew will participate in support events around the globe. After Rotterdam and Antwerp, we will be in Paris, Sacramento and at the Fuck Cancer benefit for Louise in Huntington Beach California.
We will inform you all soon as we made the real estate deal. And sorry to ask, but please don’t stop supporting. We’re gonna need as much of your help as possible. So do a tat for us once in a while. Organize something. Set something up. Help us.
Let’s make a new museum.
Related TAM Blog Articles:
News: Upcoming Book Releases From The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum
Adventures in Amsterdam (Part I)
Adventures in Amsterdam (Part II)
Taki and Molly Kitamura: Amsterdam Adventure
JTG: On the Road in Amsterdam and Beyond
Hanky Panky is featured in TAM #27
Digital issues available here: http://ow.ly/fUT3I
Hanky Panky Video Download from TAM #27