For the past few years I have a deeply respect for Tattoo Artists now a days, this people can make skin look beautiful with their art. I knew about Kat Von D a couple of years ago when a friend of mine had Kat in her my space, at that time when I saw her pictures and her art in her own body made by other famous tattoo artists I was amazed on her own and unique beauty. Kat Von D had grown as an artist and I think she is the most beautiful female tattoo artist in the world, not only she is pretty but her work is amazing. If you would like to see more of Kat’s art visit www.katvond.net
Kat Von D (born as Katherine Von Drachenberg on March 8, 1982 in Monterrey, Mexico) is an Mexican tattoo artist and television personality. She is best known for her work as a featured tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink. A subsequent TLC series starring Von D, LA Ink, premiered August 7, 2007 in the United States and November 11, 2007 in the UK.
Von D was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Argentine parents of Spanish and German descent. She moved to Los Angeles at age 4 and grew up in the Inland Empire in Southern California. She credits the prominent Latino culture of Los Angeles as being a major influence in her art and style. She quit school when she was 14 and decided she wanted to be a tattoo artist. Kat has been tattooing since she was 16. Von D was asked to work at Miami Ink when Darren Brass had broken his arm. She had a falling out with Ami James which led to her leaving Miami Ink. She has said that she hasn’t talked to any of the members of Miami Ink since her departure.
Following this she got her own show LA Ink, on which she gained the Guiness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400. She has a book compiling her artworks and tattoos, which was released in January 2009, called “High Voltage Tattoo” with a foreword by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx. The book traces Von D’s career as an artist, from early childhood influences to recent work, along with examples of what inspires her, information about the show and her shop, her sketches, and personal tattoos. In a January 2009 interview on Anytime with Bob Kushell, Von D said about the book: “It’s not an autobiography, you know, ’cause I’m too young to do that. But this is just kind of like a picture driven outline of my career as an artist. So, you see everything from my drawings when I was six to tattoos that have never before been seen.” She was one of the contributors to Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna’s book Cherry Bomb in which she gave tips on tattooing.
Von D owns her own make-up line on Sephora, and is the creator of the Musink festival. She married fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck in 2003, but divorced in 2007. She dated Alex “Orbi” Orbison (son of Roy Orbison and drummer for Whitestarr) for six months during the early series of LA Ink and is currently dating Nikki Sixx.