About Our Staff

Dano Collins

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Dano has just celebrated 44 years in the tattoo industry! He does every type of tattooing imaginable: Traditional, Tribal, Portraits, Traditional Japanese, Fine Line Black & Grey, Old School, New School, Polynesian, Cover ups, you name it. He has also been doing professional body piercing for over 20 years. Dano also builds one of a kind custom tattoo machines and footswitches for top tattooers around the world. His tattoo machines have appeared in Hollywood movies and the tv series "American Horror Story: Freak Show". He has written and published 3 books on the subject of tattoo machines and tattoo history. He has considerable experience in graphic design and has worked in the commercial arts field for many years. Dano is also the curator of the Motor City Tattoo Museum (on display at Bluz Tattooz) which was featured on the History Channel, and is dedicated to preserving the vast history of tattooing through the study of rare tattooing artifacts. Dano was also very active in getting the state of Michigan to pass the now enacted Department of Health Regulations regarding Body Art Establishments. Dano is licensed by the Oakland County Department of Health to practice body art in the state of Michigan. He is also certified in Blood Borne Pathogens.  He plays guitar frequently with his own band the Blues Conspiracy Rockin Blues Review. Rest assured that your tattooing or body piercing experience will be a safe and pleasurable one.

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Chuck Sanders

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Chuck has been tattooing for 12 years and works in a variety of styles. He is blood borne pathogens certified and licensed by the Oakland County Health Department.

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Lori Collins

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Lori  completed an intensive apprenticeship at Bluz Tattooz under master piercer  & husband Dano Collins in 2006. She has been our fulltime piercer for 12 years now, and has a great rapport with customers. Lori is Blood Borne Pathogens Certified, and Licensed by the Oakland County Health Department.

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Kalli Kurtz

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Kalli does all the needed tasks to keep things running smoothly at Bluz. She is our full time shop manager, counter girl, sterilization tech, and secretary. 


Guest Artists

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We have guest artists from all over the world that come to work with us at Bluz Tattooz. We've had guests from England, Portugal, Sweden, Canada,. Mexico and all over the USA. It's a great way for our artists to share ideas and techniques with each other as well as being a great way  for our clients to collect work from other talented artists.

Upcoming Guest Artists

John Harrow

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John is currently apprenticing for tattooing under Dano Collins, but his artistic endeavors and abilities came long before his desire to learn to tattoo.

John teaches the Pinstriping and Airbrush class at the prestigious Detroit art school "The College For Creative Studies". He also works at Classic And Exotic Services where he does paint work on multi-million $ Duesenberg cars as well as other high-end collectors cars. He is very well known in the car world for his skills.

We welcome him to the crew at Bluz Tattooz. He will soon be offering his tattoos to the public at a discounted rate.

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