Kelly Candle was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and came to Pittsburgh and Empire Tattoo in 2014 to follow the dream of being a tattoo artist. Being an artist her entire life and dabbling in any medium she could get her hands on, she decided after getting her first tattoo that she wanted to learn and work in a tattoo shop.
She was taught by many different artists along the way and as such, has no particular style and takes pride in her adaptability. While her favorite things to tattoo have bold lines and lots of color, but she also enjoys doing fine line tattoos and black and grey.
Her main hobbies are art and video games. She has been a gamer as long as an artist and loves horror. Kelly loves Led Zeppelin, Resident Evil, Zelda, 80s movies, Gordon Ramsay and FOOD. She grew up in a small town in the country and loves to draw and tattoo from pop culture(cartoons, movies, video games, manga), and her favorite medium outside of tattooing, is watercolor.