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.
Hayley is the best in the business! The art gallery is very dope as well!
In a nutshell, butterflies obviously are my totem animal…Transformation, change and grace…my life has been completely stripped[by] cancer, divorce. I walked into Haylo’s studio for the Wind River Fundraiser to tell my cancer survivorship story. I felt compelled to have the symbol permanently etched on me. Hayley graciously pulled everything back out to do me that favor, as she will forever be a part of that story as well. I felt her compassion and listened to her story as well. Moral of the story, our paths cross for a reason. The intersection in which we exchange those gifts are what I am forever grateful for.
- Kellie McAvoy
I came to Hayley for a dogwood tattoo because I knew she would input some lasting magic into its meaning for me. I wanted to bloom more, out into life. I felt that this tattoo would be a daily reminder for me to shed my fears and live more fully just as the dogwoods are in the spring. Hayley understood exactly what I wanted. She used her heart, and intuition to listen and guide her through the art piece she created for me. I could feel it! I love my beautiful blossoms! They are life-giving for me! I have sprung into life like springtime!
- Leahanne Woods Smith