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Tattoos have always contributed to charitable institutions. In times of war, bereaved families, widows, orphans and invalids were supported with it. The charitable tradition is still maintained today with all well-known tattoos around the world. The Basel Tattoo feels committed to this tradition and therefore in 2010 the Basel Tattoo founded charity.

Basel Tattoo Charity, we support social, charitable, cultural and ecological projects such as the Basel boys' and girls' band, the Unterwalden youth wind orchestra, the Kasernenareal neighborhood meeting point or the foundation for children with cancer. Young musicians are particularly important to us. Around two-thirds of the funds available usually flow into this area.

The income of Basel Tattoo Charity comes about through the commitment of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). Due to the patronage of the DDPS, we can not only call ourselves the official tattoo of Switzerland, but also rely on the support of the Swiss army during assembly and dismantling. It is therefore agreed that the amounts that can be saved thanks to the personnel and logistical support of the Swiss Army will be donated to the Basel Tattoo charity flow. It is very important to us that we can continue to support and promote young people and charitable projects in particular with the help of the DDPS.

Non-profit organizations or institutions with non-profit projects that correspond to the purpose of the foundation can use the application form (see button) to submit their applications for support to the Basel Tattoo submit charity.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Basel Tattoo Charity is made up as follows:

Erik Julliard, President of the Board of Trustees, CEO and Producer of the Basel Tattoo
Thomas Stauffer, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Honorary President Basel Tattoo Productions GmbH
Christoph R. Hagenbach, Member of the Board of Trustees, Honorary President Basel Tattoo Productions GmbH
Robert Grob, Member of the Board of Trustees, former commander of Swiss military music
David Francesco Serrago, Member of the Board of Trustees, Chief of Staff GS VBS

The purpose of the foundation (SHAB)

The purpose of the foundation is to support charitable organizations or charitable projects to promote military music and related, recognized charitable, cultural, charitable, social and ecological organizations. The Foundation can also support charitable institutions active in youth development and education.


Send to:
Basel Tattoo Charity
c / o Basel Tattoo Prod. Ltd
Glockengasse 4
CH-4001 Basel

Submission deadline: October 31, 2023
Decision: November 2023

Only applications with an official application form will be processed.