It’s heartwarming to see you all jump in to help in this absurd situation! Personally I am so so grateful. I never saw Henk this defeated but then you all jumped in. I want to ask you please continue as long as it takes cause the four years of sitting around tables, planning, drawing, looking for a building, endless conversations and in the end only three months to complete the best we could before the opening last year. All your work, all your donations in cash or art, wow we couldn’t believe our happiness. I for one was, still am, so proud of what Henk and all our supporters achieved together with our international tattoo family which became larger, better and way less political…
Now an outcry from me personally. Everything that has to be done and build with the unfortunate fact that I am very sick…. Now I didn’t wanna to go into this personal misfit but now things have changed and I became worse. My hepatitis C turned into cancer and for now we are not sure if I can get the transplantation I need… The 29th of this month I get my second chemo treatment and I’ll be worthless for my husband. And so I ask all of you to look out for him and keep this international fire burning! I’m ok if he is. I don’t want to sound cheap with this writing, but I thought it was maybe time for the whole world to know.
This museum is our sacred ground, our temple, our religion. I like to pray and even go to confession in my own church! Stay with my man and all the good ones until we meet again in our tattoo holy land.