AMERICAN Pickers star Danielle Colby has frequently flaunted her tattooed body on social media while performing in burlesque shows.
From the daggered heart featured prominently on her arm to the large F-hole designs on her butt, Danielle, 47, has covered much of her statuesque figure with ink.
Befitting the vintage Americana theme of American Pickers, most of the History Channel star’s tattoos are done in a traditional art style.
Traditional-style tattoos feature “bold black outlines” and “solid pigments”, according to Tattoodo.
With a style harkening back to Bettie Page, Josephine Baker, and pin-up models of the 1940s and ’50s, here are all of the tattoos Danielle has acquired over the years.
Danielle’s upper right arm and shoulder are covered with a portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Frida, who came to prominence in the 1930s and ’40s, was best known for her numerous self-portraits and works inspired by nature and artefacts in her homeland of Mexico.
Done by artist Alex Strangler and completed in the traditional style, the tattoo consists of vibrant reds, pinks, and blues inside thick black outlines.
Her left arm features an image of Frida’s father, German-Mexican photographer Guillermo Kahlo.
Its placement mirrors that of the tattoo of the painter of The Two Fridas.
Guillermo is shown holding an antique camera and sporting slicked-back hair and a handlebar moustache.
Though completed in black-and-white, brightly coloured flowers were tattooed around the photographer.
The rest of Danielle’s arms feature motifs prominent within the traditional style of tattooing.
A stylized, daggered heart with flames can be spotted in the centre of her left forearm beneath a similarly-sized tattoo of a female sailor.
An octopus tattoo is also placed inside the reality TV star’s bicep.
Danielle’s right arm features a compass tattoo, an owl picture, and a profile image of a Native American woman.
The name “Anna” is written in cursive beneath the woman’s long, black braids.
The Queen of Rust has an old-timey camera tattooed on the top of her left hand with her last name, “Colby,” written beside it.
A tattoo of a realistic heart covers the top of her left hand.
A banner featuring the word “MOM” stretches across it.
Written across Danielle’s knuckles is the phrase “HOLD FAST.”
“HOLD” has been tattooed on her right, while “FAST” is displayed on her right.
CHEST AND STOMACH
Danielle’s chest and collarbone have been tattooed with a tantalizing leopard print design.
The spots trail into a pink and green flower placed right above her breasts.
Her stomach is covered with an intricate tattoo that doesn’t feature the traditional style but uses a more geometric design.
“IMMORTAL” is written in bold lettering along her hip while a lotus or mandala-like shape surrounds her belly button.
BACK AND BUTT
The TV personality’s upper back has been tattooed, while most of her back has been left blank.
The tattoo is comprised of vines, flowers, and more stylized text.
The centre of her lower back features a butterfly-like shape while flanking each side of the winged insect are two large F-hole designs, resembling the holes in a cello or violin.
The large black curved shapes start around the middle of Danielle’s back and extend to, and over, the upper portion of her butt.
ADVOCATING FOR ALL
Fans regularly see a glimpse of Danielle’s tattooed body when she posts risque photos to Instagram promoting her OnlyFans account.
In 2022, Danielle shared a post about International Women’s Day celebrating “strippers and sex workers.”
The television star reposted a series of slides celebrating women in entertainment of all kinds, including strippers and sex workers.
She added a caption of her own:
“Happy International Women’s Day!” she wrote in the caption.
“Never forget that supporting women means sex workers, adult entertainers, strippers, dancers, and all the working women at EVERY intersection, not just white, cis-gendered heteronormative womanhood.
“If you’re a feminist, you must support women in all fields of work. Showgirls are part of feminist history!
“Feminism must not only include but also work to amplify the voices of showgirls, exotic dancers, nightclub performers, strippers, and sex workers.
“Their work is as valid as that of any other woman, and their historical struggle to own their bodies, turn them into art and express their sexuality freely set a precedent in her story.”