Dani Blalock
“Where the Spirit does not work with the hand,
there is no art.”

Hello everyone! My name is Dani Blalock, and I have been tattooing since 2012. I am a Charlotte native now living in Gastonia with my wonderful husband Chris and our three beautiful children.

I have been creating art for as long as I can remember, and tattooing is something I have always wanted to do. Coming from a family of artists, drawing came naturally as a child. I’ve always had a huge imagination and the desire to draw the images in my head into existence, as a child art always remained a constant. My influences run deep; the first I can remember were comic book illustrators, science fiction artists, Dali, anything that represented a world that was simply “other”. I began painting seriously in middle school and fell in love when I found that the images held power where my words could not.

I believe that tattoos are even more potent, and I am excited to help others turn their ideas into meaningful artwork and tattoos. I specialize in nature inspired tattoos and fun color work! I’d love to take on more of the styles that I love which include neotraditional, black and gray realism, surrealism, and also subject matter with a darker aesthetic. Please email your Vision Forms with any and all ideas to haylostudio@gmail.com.

Lots of people will tell you lots of things about healing a tattoo…Please listen to what Hayley has learned through her years of getting tattooed, trying different methods, and seeing the results of various treatments by clients…

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Dani Testimonial:

  • Absolutely amazing. Great bunch of talented and warm women. Dani did my work. Everything was as promised and came out beautiful. Charlotte is fortunate to have this space. Thank you! I will be back

    - Leilani

  • Dani ROCKS! I was so comfortable and at peace yesterday while working with her. My tattoo is stunning, I am already getting asked about where I had the work done. She will be my forever artist from now on. She took ideas that I had and made them even better than I could have imagined. I can’t wait to get back in her chair (already have an appointment for December) to have some rework done on one from a previous artist. Everyone made me feel so welcome the place is just awesome.

    - Kristina

  • After three years of researching tattooers, I settled on Haylo and Dani Blalock! It is one of the best decision I have ever made. My first tattoo was amazing! It is as if Dani jumped into my head and drew my thoughts. Furthermore, I felt so at ease with Dani and the studio! I can’t wait to go back for my next one. Take it from someone who did 36 months of research, these women have insane talent and they truly care about their clients!

    - Sosha