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FutureStarrKat Von D Tattoos
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Sylvia Galeano and René Drachenberg welcomed Kat Von D into the world on March 8, 1982. She was born in Montemorelos, a city in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. In an essay for Popsugar in 2016, Von D explained that her family had moved to the area so that her father could work as a missionary doctor. (Source: www.insider.com)
As previously reported by Glamour UK, Von D gave her first tattoo — a small Misfits skull — to a friend at the age of 14. At the time, she used a DIY tattoo gun made from a guitar string and a motor that was meant for a cassette player. (Source: www.insider.com)
"Miami Ink" was a reality-television show that premiered on TLC in 2005. Though Von D wasn't part of the show's original cast, she was asked to fill in for artist Daren Brass when he injured his elbow during its first season.
After leaving "Miami Ink" in 2007, Von D began to star in her own series "LA Ink" that same year. In a now-archived 2008 interview with Inked Magazine, the tattoo artist said her show had "triple the amount of viewers" that "Miami Ink" did. She also described the latter program as "monotonous and repetitive," which she felt was different than her spin-off.
On December 14, 2007, she tattooed a Guinness-approved LA logo in red-and-black ink on 400 people. She charged $20 for each tattoo, with proceeds going to the Vitamin Angels nonprofit organization. Some people lined up 48 hours ahead of time for a chance to get the tattoo, and police later had to break up a crowd of more than 1,000 people, according to the World Record Academy. (Source: www.insider.com)
While it's unclear exactly when Von D stopped taking tattoo appointments at High Voltage Tattoo, she told Dazed Digital in 2019 that she promised herself long ago to "work really hard" and get to a place where she "wouldn't have to rely on tattooing for money." (Source: www.insider.com)
Goodbye California, hello Indiana! Kat Von D is closing her famous tattoo shop to reportedly escape from California’s taxes, policies, and the government. The tattoo artist, model, entrepreneur, and recording artist, took social media to share the news with her followers “As some of you know, we recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA,” she wrote sharing a picture of herself with “Goodbye, California!” written across it. (Source: www.hola.com)
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyComedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould were premiering their new documentary comedy special Joy Ride at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this fall where “Jerry Seinfeld is a god,” and as the section of the film about Goldthwait’s decades-long feud with that iconic comedian approached, he started to get a little nervous.“I was relieved when they burst into applause after I said, ‘Jerry Seinfeld finally has an opinion and it’s a (Source: news.yahoo.com)
One of Hollywood’s most famous tattoo artists is making Indiana her permanent home.Kat Von D, who is also a model, entrepreneur and TV personality, recently moved to Vevay, Indiana, and on Monday she said on Instagram she will be permanently moving in at the end of the year.She said the more time she spent in Indiana the more she felt at home rather than in Los Angeles.She added she plans to open a private studio in Indiana once they are done with the house remodel. "This means that, sadly, I will be closing my beloved tattoo shop High Voltage Tat here in West Hollywood on Dec 1. I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t present, and aside from coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on returning to LA very often. With that being said, we will be celebrating the HvT legacy this next month and a half by tattooing regularly at the shop, and welcome all of you to come and get tattooed by one of my talented fellow artists in the month of November! Appointments are booking up quickly, so I suggest either coming by the shop and setting up time, or going to highvoltagetattoo.com and making your appointment! I also strongly suggest following my talented fellow artists to see where they end up going in their journey! I’d like to thank my beloved tattoo family that I’ve had the honor and privilege of working alongside, And a very special THANK YOU to all you wonderfully supportive folks who have come through @highvoltagetat over the years! Whether you came by to get tattooed, buy a tshirt, or just take a photo and say hi, I adore you for showing my little shop so much love! Thank you for 14 years of love + tattooing!"The news comes less than a year after the artist announced she was moving to Indiana, with a photo of herself standing in front of the historic Schenck mansion holding a large “sold” sign.Realtor Stacey Craig of Lohmiller Real Estate sold the home to the star and welcomed Von D’s family to Vevay.“She was great to work with,” Craig said. “I think the fact that it sits on 14.5 acres of land was a major selling point — plus the style of the home.”Craig explains how Von D found the property, saying her company listed it with the Historical Homes of America in March and asked them to advertise it “and she reached out to me from there.” The realty company describes the mansion as a second empire/Italianate-style home, and one of two historic mansions on the market in Vevay, Indiana.Craig says, “The home was voted Indiana’s best save in the year 2000. It’s a big piece of history in southern Indiana. This is a really big deal, and people here are happy to see it go to someone who can take good care of it.”The property is more than 12,000 square feet and has seven bedrooms, 35 rooms, 13 fireplaces, eight bathrooms, seven balconies, five original copper-lined bathtubs, a water garden, a small vineyard and more. The listing price for the mansion is $1.87 million.Von D is said to have paid just under that price. (Source: www.wlwt.com)
Kat Von D returns home to Los Angeles to realize her dream of opening her own tattoo shop. She soon has musicians and rising stars lining up at High Voltage Tattoo for her famous black and g... (Source: www.imdb.com)