@k_McEvoy Wrightwood, CA
Originally from a rural farm in West Virginia, Kelly McEvoy knew she wanted to be a tattoo artist from a young age and chose this career path at her ninth grade career fair. Her passion for tattooing runs in the family, as two of her four siblings are also tattoo artists. Tattooing for over four years, McEvoy had her first apprenticeship at an old-school biker shop where she proved she could hold her own against the boys. She lives by her favorite Marilyn Monroe quote, "I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it." Today she works at a brand-new studio, Cloak & Dagger, in Oak Hills, where McEvoy is the shop’s only female tattooist. Even though she is surrounded by boys, the two most important men in her life are her eight-year-old son, Rowan, and her longtime boyfriend, George.