I am Haylo~
I have always been drawn to the bohemian textures of life, styled by the virtues of Freedom, Beauty, Truth, Peace, Love and Rock’n’Roll! Tattooing is this magical and even medetative integration of myself as an Artist and a unique culture of Kindred Spirits who seek to share this kind of special Connection and practice in Permanence.
2021 marks my 20th year as a professional in the Transpersonal Art of Tattooing! Haylo Healing Arts Lounge opened her doors at the very beginning of 2015 with my dream to invite people into a kick-ass loving environment that honors comfort and compassion through the pain of this Healing and Revealing Art~
I get great joy in seeing how this communal practice over the years here in Charlotte has helped to create and continues to perpetuate something like unto a Vision Quest of intentional Self-Discovery and Actualization through this particular kind of effort for Self-Expression. This spiritual, mental and physical endeavor is a vital part of my lifelong pursuit of ever knowing more clearly who I am and what I stand for.
- My specialty is realistic black and grey although I do have fun with color and I will always pay attention to connection and flow across the body. I love tattooing fine line detail and enjoy incorporating geometric as well as abstract elements in my Art. I know how to make things visually go together no matter what they are and happily do a lot of freehand work by creating directly on the body.
I have a chain tattoo and cross by Hayley and the other day I got a look that was later explained he thought it was literally chained, it looked that authentic. she’s that good. looking forward to my second.
My friends introduced me to Hayley and I loved her and felt comfortable with her from the first time I met her. She just did my very first tattoo for me today and I could not be more happy with the way it came out! It looks even better than the picture I had her to base it off of! Hayley is AWSOME!!
I couldn’t possibly share the depth and breadth of what my experience was – but I’ll try to be concise. After the loss of my son, it felt imperative to memorialize his life in my skin. I came to Hayley with the broadest of ideas, barely a glimmer of a thought. With intuitive questions, suggestions, and her mesmerizing calm, she led me to a design that absolutely encapsulated the existence and preciousness of not only my lost son, but also his three living siblings. My session was almost reverent. Hayley did not JUST place the perfect art onto my body, but she shared time and space and love with me. It is so much more than a tattoo. And we are forever connected – as I will be forever grateful.