The Tattooed Lady; Danielle From American Pickers


Danielle from American pickers – She is mostly known as the woman behind Antique Archaeology’s office, as the Queen of Rust, and above all, as a foundational part of the History Channel’s smash hit American Pickers. However, it’s pertinent to state here that Danielle Colby is also a dancer, an artist, a mother, an activist, a filmmaker, and an enthusiast. She is someone committed to women’s history, to the art of the striptease, to a well-done tattoo, to entomology, and all things vintage. Colby garnered national recognition when she was hired onto American Pickers to bring fresher energy to antiquing.

Danielle Colby was born on December 3, 1975, in Davenport, Iowa, and brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness. By 2004, she was married to Englishman Robert Strong with two children. Colby’s television career eventually led to the breakup of her marriage. In May 2012, she told WQAD-TV that “fame and notoriety are not easy for her to deal with at all, so the relationship ended up not working out.

Performance career
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Colby owned and participated in a female roller derby team, the Big Mouth Mickies, for three years until injuries forced her to give it up. While living with her family in Chicago, she attended a burlesque performance starring comedian Margaret Cho and dancer Satan’s Angel. This prompted in her a desire to become a burlesque dancer; and, after she moved back with her family to the Quad Cities area of Iowa, she created the professional burlesque troupe Burlesque Le Moustache, with nine performers, including Colby herself under the stage name Dannie Diesel, touring eastern Iowa and western Illinois. As of October 2014, Colby owned a burlesque academy called Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

American Pickers
Colby had been a close friend of Mike Wolfe for a decade before the concept of the show had even been developed. Once the show was sold to the History Channel, Wolfe asked Colby to work at the office of the antique shop Antique Archaeology. American Pickers premiered on the History Channel on January 18, 2010. As of September 8, 2010, it was the top-rated non-fiction series of 2010 among total viewers and adults 25 to 54.

What is Danielle Colby’s net worth from American Pickers?
Colby has made the majority of her income through dancing, modeling, and her role on American Pickers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Colby’s net worth is $1.5million.

The Different Tattoos on Her Body
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Colby is heavily-tatted throughout her body. She has a bunch of tattoos on her arms that include flowers, a compass, and an owl, according to Distractify. She has a small tattoo of a female sailor and a man on one arm and the other has a couple of portraits, including a side profile of an Indian woman.

Colby has leopard spots that spread onto her chest, a purple floral design around her neck, and a blue tattoo across the rest of her chest. One of her hands appears to have a “MOM” tattoo and the other has a black and grey rose.

Her knuckles read “Hold Fast,” while her fingers have a set of numbers. On Colby’s backside near her neck, are what appear to be violin holes while her stomach is covered in different patterns and styles that are difficult to identify.


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