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:

  • Transcendent experience being tattooed here. I came in with a specific design request for a piece of scripture to go on my ribs and Dani, my artist, did such an expert and precise job I couldn’t have been happier! The whole Haylo family of women is welcoming and warm. The space is magic with plenty of art and crafted goods to explore upon visiting! This is a special place in Charlotte. You must go.

    - Amelia

  • By far the most amazing experience. This was my 3rd tattoo by Dani & I cannot be more pleased & excited. Had an old ugly piece covered up by a beautiful work of art! Thank you so much Dani!!!! I will be back for more.

    - Nikki

  • These. Ladies. Are. Amazing. Dani has always done such amazing work on my tattoos. I have never been uncomfortable in her chair. Not only is she amazing, but everyone who works at Haylo has such positive energy about them. I always feel welcome any time I walk through the doors. Everyone is so easy to talk to and you can tell everyone is passionate about their art. If you haven’t checked them out…DO IT. Scheduling can be tricky because these folks are so popular so hurry up and get in the chair!!!!

    - James