Henk Schiffmacher is a tattoo artist, painter, writer, collector, world traveller… You can see immediately from this list that it is impossible to briefly summarise either the profession or the activities of this creative and cultural gadfly.
Henk has lived an amazing and turbulent life. He is one of the few 9/ON personality pool members with a Wikipedia page dedicated to him. He has stories for days, experience of lifetimes, and most of all his heart in the right place! You can still often find him in his ‘Schiffmacher & Veldhoen’ tattoo parlour: home of the true Hanky Panky.
Nowadays Henk is primarily a painter, designer and writer. He also gives regular lectures and in his few leisure moments, he is an ambassador for Orange Babies, a Foundation that provides assistance to pregnant women and their babies in Africa, who are most at risk for infection with the HIV virus. But above all Henk is head over heels in love with his life partner and painting buddy Louise van Teylingen.Go back