Bluz Tattooz
& Body Piercing

(248) 674-2300


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About Our Staff

Dano Collins

 Dano has just celebrated 40 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, 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 that are for sale to professional tattoo artists only. He has written and published 2 books (both in the Library of Congress) on the subject of tattoo machines. 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), 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 is a member of the Detroit Blues Society, & plays guitar frequently with a number of local blues bands, as well as his own band the Blues Conspiracy Rockin Blues Review (upcoming gigs). Rest assured that your tattooing or body piercing experience will be a safe and pleasurable one.

Dave Gilbert

Dave has been tattooing 10 years. He specializes in color and black and grey realism, but is comfortable working in any style. Dave is Blood Borne Pathogen Certified, and licensed by the Oakland County Health Department.

Lori Collins

Lori  completed an intensive apprenticeship at Bluz Tattooz under master piercer  & husband Dan Collins in 2006. She has been our fulltime piercer for 8 years now, and has a great rapport with customers. Lori is Blood Borne Pathogens Certified, and Licensed by the Oakland County Health Department. 

Kalli Kurtz
Shop Manager

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. 

Bluz Tattooz & Body Piercing

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5720 Highland Rd. Ste. E
Waterford, MI  48327
(248) 674-2300