Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel

Help us build the first Tattoo Museum in Switzerland

Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel Basel, CH
David Holm
David Holm

Project Overview

Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel seeks to steward the cultural appreciation of tattooing as an art form and as a form of personal expression. The objective to establish the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel as a premium destination for people living within Switzerland as well as travelers to Basel who appreciate Tattoo art, design, history, and culture.

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Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel

Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    5.000 CHF

    15% funded

    Startup Costs - rent & utilities, Insurance, Construction & Decoration costs, Permit Fees

  2. Stage 2:

    10.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Rent & utilities, Construction & Decoration costs

  3. Finish Stage:

    15.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Rent & utilities, multimedia infrastructure, membership card, marketing

It`s Your Museum, See more. Do more. Experience more.

The Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel (STMB) CHE-158.075.889, a non-profit organization located in Basel is inviting tattoo art enthusiasts to join us today and help us build the first Tattoo Museum in Switzerland!
Tattoo industry professionals and the general public are invited to become members of the “Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel”. Both active and passive club members not only support the museum but are also rewarded as well, read on and find out more about your Tattoo Museum.
About us…
The STMB association aims to create a non-profit museum for the preservation and research of Swiss and international tattoo art, history and culture. The museum will display;
Tattooing memorabilia and related artifacts
Historical and current Publications, Photos, Books
Tattoo Legends Exhibition – Swiss & International / Living & Deceased
Art Gallery featuring tattoo artists in Switzerland
Tattoo culture films, animations, and digital image interactives
Educational Information related to Tattoos, Health, Safety, FAQ`s
Tattoo Machine & Hand Tool Collection – Antique and Unique
Tattoo Equipment & Tools of the Trade

Unique Cultural Destination
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel seeks to steward the cultural appreciation of Tattooing as an art form and as a form of personal expression. The objective is to establish the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel as a premium cultural destination for people living within Switzerland as well as travelers to Basel who appreciate Tattoo art, design, history, and culture. As such, the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel objective is to curate a collection and develop programs designed to provide continuously reliable exhibitions, events, and services promoting good relations and mutual benefits to the Swiss museum culture at large.

What's New For 2021
An ideal location, 175m2 temporary space has been found for the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel on Steinetorstrasse 26A in 4051 Basel, in the middle of the pedestrian zone and very easily accessible by public transport.

Currently under Construction, the STMB needs volunteers now to help with Electric, Plumbing, AirConditioning, Painting, Decorating, Cleaning, Scanning & Photographing museum objects, Software & Hardware Programming, Website Development, App Developers, etc… We need help from both Skilled & Unskilled volunteers. This location is amazing, offers a great atmosphere, ambience and infrastructure to initiate our plans. Your efforts are appreciated and well rewarded with membership benefits too!

The lower level will have a Cafe serving coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine. Our museum Gift Shop will be selling books, postcards, posters, prints, souvenirs, tshirts and other tattoo related merchandise. The Cafe decoration will introduce the museum content, including artwork featuring member Tattoo Artists living and working in Switzerland. Each month 2 active professional members from CH will be featured with their artwork and photographs of their work.

The upper level will contain the museum exhibition, artifact displays and digital content to display our ever growing collection to the public… your tattoo museum in Basel is going to be really cool!

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 09:00h-21:00h
*Friday-Saturday 09:00h-24:00h
*Museum closes 21:00h, Cafe remains open until 24:00h
Sunday 11:00h-17:00h
Museum Level Entrance Fee CHF 10.-
Planned Events 2021
*16 Tattoo Artists In 60 Minutes (1st Sunday in September, October, November, December)
• Event, Auction, & Exhibition
*Kids Tattoo Flash Contest (Halloween 31.10)
• Event & Exhibition
*Public Lecture Event subjects;
• Tattooing History
• Cultural Tattooing
• Getting Tattooed, Health & Safety Aspects
• My First Tattoo
• How To Choose A Tattoo Artist
• Tattoo Removal From A-Z

TattooAwards.ch 2022
​Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel Recognition Awards 2022
Sponsored by Swiss Comic Con “Fantasy Basel”
The STMB Tattoo Awards is about recognizing achievements and contributions in the industry and within our museum. The highlight is to spotlight the professional tattoo artists living and working in Switzerland. Online, public voting from thousands of tattoo enthusiasts in Switzerland alongside the professional opinions of hand-picked judges the STMB Tattoo Awards will celebrate local tattoo artists and industry professionals with specific award categories.
Felix Leu Memorial Award
Swiss Tattoo Studio of the Year
Male Tattoo Artist of the Year
Female Tattoo Artist of the Year
Male Tattoo Apprentice of the Year
Female Tattoo Apprentice of the Year
Tattooing Category Awards - Black, Color, Styles
Contributors Award
Swiss Tattoo Convention of the Year
Tattoo Inspired Art
Best Flash Sheet
International Living Legend Recognition
STMB Volunteer Award
STMB Fundraiser Award


Support the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel and you get free admission, great discounts, and exclusive perks available only to members — plus the satisfaction of knowing you are helping preserve the past and today’s present cultures in tattooing in Switzerland and abroad.
Tattoo Artists, Tattoo Studios & Tattoo Art Enthusiasts, become a member today and get involved. Both Tattooed people and non Tattooed people bring the Museum to Life.
We offer a lot of exciting, educational and fun activities at the Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel for both kids & adults of all ages!

Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Basel, CH

The Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel (STMB) CHE-158.075.889, a non-profit organization located in Basel is inviting tattoo art enthusiasts to join us today and help us build the first Tattoo Museum in Switzerland!

Tattoo industry professionals and the general public are invited to become members of the “Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel”. Both active and passive club members not only support the museum but are also rewarded as well, read on and find out more about your Tattoo Museum.

David Holm
David Holm
Basel, CH
Tattoo Artist / Studio Owner / Director

From 1979 - Present, I have amassed a large tattoo related collection from 30+ years tattooing, extensive world travels, international tattoo conventions, in-person exchanges with other tattoo artists and collectors.

Preservation of the past and present is something I value in my career.

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2021

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2021

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