I am Haylo. I have always been drawn to the bohemian life, styled by the virtues of Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love. Tattooing is this magical integration of myself as an artist-and a culture of innumerable variations of folks with a passionate desire for mindful growth. Now at the 20-year mark of personal involvement with the Transpersonal Art of Tattooing, I find more and more joy in the way this kind of communal spiritual, mental and physical practice helps create and perpetuate a multi-faceted vision quest of intentional self-discovery and actualization through self-expression. A lifelong dream of ever knowing more clearly who I am and what I stand for has ignited and birthed Haylo Healing Arts Lounge. Here we culminate many forms of healing and revealing arts in one kick-ass loving environment. So, the tattoo is still going to hurt- but the living experience is one that reaches much more deeply in a whole-heartedly soulful way, both inside and out. At Haylo, you are encouraged through this endless blooming of you.
Lots of people will tell you lots of things about healing a tattoo…Please listen to what I have learned through my years of getting tattooed, trying different methods, and seeing the results of various treatments by my clients…
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