Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo Collection is expanding.

16 November 2023

In honor of the year of the dragon in 2024, Royal Delft, in collaboration with Henk Schiffmacher, is launching the Royal Blue Dragon Series consisting of three dragon boards: the Water Dragon, the Tribal Dragon and the Blue Dragon.

The Year of the Dragon: 2024

From February 10, 2024 to January 28, 2025 is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is the fifth animal in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac according to the Chinese calendar. The animal is seen as a powerful and charismatic creature and has qualities such as pride, liveliness, enthusiasm, irresistibility, enthusiasm, success, extroversion, and inspiration and is particularly loved. People born in the years 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 or 2012 have the Chinese zodiac sign Dragon. In Chinese astrology you also have different elements. On the plates, you see the dragon depicted together with the element water.

Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo Collection

The Royal Blue Dragon Series are an extension of the Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo collection in collaboration with Royal Delft. This collaboration, which started in 2019, connects two age-old crafts in a unique way. This special connection between traditional crafts from times gone by is also reflected in the Delft Blue works of art. The story of faith, hope and love is beautifully told by Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo collection.

Henk Schiffmacher, one of the Netherlands’ most prominent tattoo artists, has been fascinated by sketching and drawing from an early age. His interest in tattooing arose when he happened to walk past a tattoo parlor. Although he tattoos less these days, his passion for drawing and design remains as great as ever.


“We don’t know what a dragon looked like; with horns, without horns, that’s great fun. ” – Henk Schiffmacher


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