I’ve been hanging around tattoo parlors since I was 13 and have been tattooing professionally since 1999. I started out with my brothers J. and Chris in Palma de Mallorca. That same year I met Michael “Chino” Kim and since then he has been my biggest influence. I continued my apprenticeship under Hari Seda in old San Juan, Puerto Rico. After that I spent the next 6 years on the road. A great part of that was traveling with Chino throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 2006 my wife and I moved to Sacramento, CA to work with with the best group of guys at Forever Tattoo. From 2008 till 2012 we lived in Milan, Italy to work with Davide Andreoli at Italian Rooster and were traveling back and forth to Amsterdam to work at Schiffmacher & Veldhoen alongside Henk and Tycho. During our time in Milan I have been lucky enough to also work with the legendary G.M. Fercioni. In the year 2012 my wife and I moved to Amsterdam to both work at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum with Henk Schiffmacher, Chris Danley (RIP), Dan Dringenberg and Tattoo Molly. Unfortunately the museum closed a year later.
In June 28, 2014 we opened up our own tattoo shop in Amsterdam named; Sawyer Family Artistic Tattooing with Tiziana, Jur Gillot and myself as resident artists. As of February 2017 we’ve been blessed and honoured with the addition of none other than living legend and very good friend Bill Loika to our crew. We also have many guest artists from all over the world working with us throughout the year. Be sure to check back with us regularly on specific dates and names.
From November 2019 on, we have switched shops and also our name to Rose Tattoo. We can now be found on Kerkstraat 153 , right in the city center of Amsterdam.
We would like to thank our friends and family, who have always stood by us with all our heart, you know who you are, as well as our dear customers, thank you for putting your trust in us and getting tattooed by us. We will always work hard at keeping up with all the styles and perfecting them in any way to give you our best work always and make our tattoo shop the best shop in Amsterdam!
Daniel “Danny Boy” Sawyer