About us

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

21 Responses to About us

  1. Marco Colombo says:

    Ciao sono il BARBA
    Evento Puma Tattoo
    ORE 20.00

  2. kyle grey says:

    Thanks for posting ,have been following your work with great interest .

  3. larry sawyer says:

    Hi Son, I enjoyed reading your bio. I hope to see U soon. Love Dad

  4. Eva says:

    Beste tattooshop!

  5. Nicola says:

    I had a awesome Nike Tattoo on My calf some years ago, I’ll be back in Amsterdam with 2 other my friend, we all would like to have a small tatto, it will take 2 hours maximum for all of us. Can you do it on next monday? Thank you

  6. Alessandro says:

    Ciao sono Alessandro della convention di oltre mare tattoo di Napoli alla mostra di oltre mare (quello del cavalluccio marino)e Sei la numero uno Tiziana spacca il tatoo dovrei chiederti una cosa se puoi ovvio attendo una tua risposta

  7. Caroline says:

    Never thought I was going to have a tattoo. But today I did and Jur you did a great job!!!
    Thank you once more.

  8. Glad to hear, Caroline!
    Take care and maybe till next time!

  9. Marike says:

    I would like to have two small stars with the ashes of my parents, is that possible?
    Kind regards Marike

  10. Natalie Wurmel says:

    Hello there! I arrived here in Amsterdam yesterday and will only be here until tomorrow afternoon. I passed by your shop and hoping to come in for a small clock that represents Amsterdam. I would love to come in at any time today and discuss or email. I enjoyed your bio and hope we could make something small happen in the time crunch

    Best ~

  11. Monisha hoots says:

    een tattoo laten zetten van mijn dochtertje haar hartslag met een roos,echt super mooi gedaan!
    Voelde me er echt welkom werd met open armen ontvangen.
    De tatoeëerder was ook echt een aanrader en wist precies hoe ik het wilde!tot snel voor de volgende,
    super bedankt voor mijn nieuwe aanwinst.



  12. Angelo Scotto says:

    Hi my name is Angelo Scotto and I’ve been tattooing in the Bronx N Y since 1967 @championtattooing. I admire your work very much. I would like to purchase a copy of tizi’s pin up book of girls and a copy of her 16 x 20 sheet of flash. Please let me know how to go about this. Thanking you in advance, Angelo.

  13. Nics says:

    Hey Danny boy

    So happy to see that everything remains the same for you on the ole insta, keep posting!!
    Pray that you are all well and good and wish you all well in the studio Xxx
    God bless .nics london
    Tattoo show circa 2018

  14. Jonathan says:

    Aloha Danny, this is Jonathan and Kerith from Hawaii living in Zandvoort. We got flash tats from you in March before the Lockdown. Hope you you remember us. We are ready for more ink! Please let me know when you are open. Mahalo and Gracias

  15. Roberto montanari says:

    Ciao sono un amico di Marco Pisa, lui vorrebbe chiamarti ma non ha il tuo nuovo numero di telefono, potresti chiamarlo tu?

  16. Oscar says:

    Dany its Oscar from Miami is this your new tattoo shop?

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