Ambassadors

The Tattoo Museum Basel is represented throughout the world with Ambassadors representing their country and tattooing culture. Our ambassadors are involved in the presentation of artifacts, donating to our collections, designing artwork and flash,  passing on historical notes,  and sharing tattoo history with the TMB. These tattoo industry professionals are dedicated to the Art of Tattooing and have chosen to support the TMB, we ask that you support them too!

TMB Support/Fundraising

 

Photo of Valter Afrachte
Doc Forest Tattoo
Work Doc Forest Tattoo Blommensbergsvägen 161 Stockholm 126 52 Sweden Work Phone: +46 8 651 03 55 Website: Doc Forest Tattoo
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Mehai Bakaty
Fineline Tattoo NYC
Work Fineline Tattoo 21 First Avenue New York NY 10003 United States Work Phone: +1 212 673-5154 Website: Fineline Tattoo

Biographical Info

Mehai Bakaty is a second-generation tattoo artist, who has been tattooing for over 25 years. Born and raised in New York’s Lower East Side, he worked with his father Mike Bakaty during the city’s tattoo prohibition. When the ban was lifted in 1997, the Bakatys opened Fineline Tattoo in the Lower East Side. Mehai specializes in contemporary American tattooing with a Japanese influence. His work has been shown in various gallery and museum shows, and on The Learning Channel and other U.S. and foreign television programs.

Mehai Bakaty has donated to the TMB his fathers collection and memorabilia from a tattooing career that spanned over 40 years.

Categories: International Ambassadors
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Photo of Werner Brunner
Tattoo Artist Rock n Roll Tattoo
Work Rock n Roll Tattoo Luzern Museggstrasse 4 Luzern Switzerland Work Phone: +4156 222 01 82 Website: Rock n Roll Tattoo
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Nick Caruso
Tattoo Artist Tin Tin Tatouage / Bound For Glory
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Tattoo Artist Good Time Charlies Tattooland
Work GTC`s Tattooland 2641 W Lincoln Ave Anaheim Ca USA Work Phone: +1 714-827-2071 Website: GTC`s Tattooland
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Mike Davis
Everlasting Tattoo
Work EVERLASTING TATTOO 813 Divisadero St San Francisco CA 94115 USA Work Phone: +1 415-928-6244 Website: ​Everlasting Tattoo
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Elio Espana
Tattoo Artist ADK Tattoo
Work ADK Tattoo Studio 245 Poplar St Constable NY USA Work Phone: +1 518-483-0445
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Tattoo-Needs
Work Tattoo-Needs Rheinstrasse 16 Liestal 4410 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 (0) 61 599 71 60 Website: Tattoo-Needs
Categories: CH Pro, Tattoo Supply
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Photo of Shotsie Gorman
Tat Gallery /Shotsie’s Tattoo?
Work Tarot Art & Tattoo Gallery 17977 Sonoma Hwy Sonoma California USA Work Phone: +1 707-938-3000 Website: Tarot Art & Tattoo Gallery
Categories: International Ambassadors
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Photo of Lacky Grossenbacher
Lacky’s Tattoo und Piercing Studio
Work Lackys Tattoo &Piercing Studio Kirchstrasse 76 Grenchen 2540 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 32 652 82 49 Website: Lacky’s Tattoo und Piercing Studio
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Yves Elmar Hartmann
EHS Specialist Lonza
Work Switzerland
Categories: CH Pro, Standing Committee
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Photo of Tokyo Hiro
Tattoo Artist Tokyo Hiro Designs
Work Los Angeles california USA
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of David Holm
Director / President Swissd Tattoo Museum Basel
Work Steinenvorstadt 33 Basel 4051 Switzerland Work Phone: +41612259025 Website: Basel Tattoo Website: Tattoo Museum Basel
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Henning Jorgensen
Royal Tattoo
Work Royal Tattoo I L Tvedes Vej 3 Helsingør 3000 Denmark Work Phone: 4920 – 2770 Website: Royal Tattoo
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Greg Laraigné
Tattoo Artist Imago Tattoo Montreal
Work Imago Tattoo Montreal Canada Website: Imago Tattoo
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Norm Loves Letters
Love Letters Tattoo
Work Love Letters Tattoo Studio 128 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles Ca USA Website: Tattoo Machines by NORM

Biographical Info

For over a decade now, the name “NORM” has evolved throughout the art world. His passions have become his life, constantly moving forward, and thinking bigger.

Norm’s main influences lay in the very foundation of his art; the streets. His choice of imagery, tone, and wonder, are all the pieces to this familiar life. With the support of the AWR/MSK family, Norm rose through the ranks of the graffiti world, using the tools given to him to excel in his goals. He turned his love of urban culture into fine art. Ranging from his paintings of beautiful women altered by hand, miniature constructs of ghetto city scenes, and his drive to never stop tattooing, failure is definitely not an option. His patience and drive keep him moving, learning, and progressing as an artist. And now, tattooing has taken him into the future. He produces his own unique style; a body of work that ranges in all forms, but keeps its own identity.

A true precisionist, Norm has also ventured into tattoo machine building, creating uncanny tools of the trade used the world over by renowned artists. Now located in Honolulu, Hawaii; Norm has recently opened his very own private studio available by appointment only. Although he is traveling most of the year, he manages the majority of his time between Hawaii and Los Angeles.

Categories: International Ambassadors, Machine Builder, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Patrick Locher
Tattoo Artist
Work Bern Suisse
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Bill Loika
Sawyer Family Tattooing
Work Sawyer Family Tattooing Overtoom 226 Hs Amsterdam 1054 HZ Netherlands Work Phone: +31 (0)20 778 1235
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Bernie Luther
Tattoo Demon
Work Tattoo Demon Turnergasse 15 Vienna 1150 Austria Work Phone: +43 676 6849229
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Martin Meier Doc Martin
Tacomachi Tattoo
Work TACOMACHI TATTOO STUDIO VIA TREVANO 59 / 61 Lugano 6900 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 91 970 35 30 Website: Tacomachi Tattoo Studio
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Christian Nguyen
Artist Inkvaders
Work Conthey Switzerland Website: Inkvaders

Biographical Info

Inkvaders is a brand created by Christian Nguyen based in Switzerland. Mostly involved in the tattoo design and artwork for the watch industry. The best is yet to come…

http://www.inkvaders.com

Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Work 6 Eyes Tattoo Quai de la Sorne 8 Delemont Switzerland Work Phone: +4132 422 51 62 Website: 6 Eyes Tattoo
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Eric Perfect
Tattoo Artist Kadillac Tattoo Deuce
Work Kadillac Tattoo 7102 Germantown Ave Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA Work Phone: +1 267-385-6654 Website: Kadillac Kolors
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist, Tattoo Supply
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Photo of Monique Roh-Roduit
Alchemy Tattoo Expo
Work Vétroz 1963 Switzerland Website: Alchemy Tattoo Expo
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro
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Photo of Mario Rottweiler
Vice President Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Machine Builder, Tattoo Artist
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Work Ethno Tattoo Studio rue centrale 31 Lausanne 1003 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 21 320 11 70 Website: Ethno Tattoo
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Work Heidenerstrasse 65 Rehetobel AR 9038 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 44 262 6620
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Work SkinTools Staldenhof 17 Luzern 6014 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 (0)41 784 17 55 Website: Skin Tools

Biographical Info

 SkinTools

dein Onlineshop für professionelles Tattoo-Material.

Für euch bieten wir von SkinTools immer das neuste und beste Tattoo Material zu fairen Preisen.

Categories: CH Pro, Tattoo Supply
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Photo of Jacqueline Spoerlé
Owner / Tattoo Artist Corazon Tattoo
Work Corazon Tattoo Museggstrasse 4 Luzern Switzerland Work Phone: +4141 410 00 40 Website: Corazon Tattoo
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Valentin Steinmann
Owner / Tattoo Artist Biodelic Art Tattoo Studio
Work Biodelic Art Oberstadt 25 Sursee 6210 Switzerland Work Phone: +41419212430 Website: Tattoo Valentin
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Jean Claude Uldry Kaco
Kaco Tattoo Machines
Work Kaco Tattoo Machines Chamblixoux 35 Granges-Paccot 1763 Switzerland Work Phone: +41796408237 Website: Kaco Tattoo Machines
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Machine Builder, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Guido (Varry) Varesi
Varry`s Tattoo & Art
Work Varry`s Tattoo & Art Hauptstr. 90 Sissach 4450 Switzerland Work Phone: +41 61 971 1212 Website: Varry`s Tattoo & Art Website: Henker Museum
Categories: Board of Trustees, CH Pro, Tattoo Artist
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Photo of Sean Vasquez
Artefacto Tattoo Leytonstone
Work 476 High Rd in Leytonstone London E11 3HN UK Work Phone: +44 7412 099018
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Work Salt Lake City Utah USA Website: The Wandering Host / IG
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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