International 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!

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
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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.

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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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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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Tattoo Artist ADK Tattoo
Work ADK Tattoo Studio 245 Poplar St Constable NY USA Work Phone: +1 518-483-0445
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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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Tattoo Artist Tokyo Hiro Designs
Work Los Angeles california USA
Categories: International Ambassadors, Tattoo Artist
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Royal Tattoo
Work Royal Tattoo I L Tvedes Vej 3 Helsingør 3000 Denmark Work Phone: 4920 – 2770 Website: Royal Tattoo
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Tattoo Artist Imago Tattoo Montreal
Work Imago Tattoo Montreal Canada Website: Imago Tattoo
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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 Bill Loika
Sawyer Family Tattooing
Work Sawyer Family Tattooing Overtoom 226 Hs Amsterdam 1054 HZ Netherlands Work Phone: +31 (0)20 778 1235
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Tattoo Demon
Work Tattoo Demon Turnergasse 15 Vienna 1150 Austria Work Phone: +43 676 6849229
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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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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
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