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Kat Von D

Katherine von Drachenberg, best known under her registered trademark Kat Von D (born March 8, 1982), is a Mexican-American tattoo artist, model and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink, which premiered August 7, 2007, in the United States and ran four seasons. Kat Von D was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. Her missionary parents, father René and mother Sylvia or Silvia Galeano, were born in Argentina, of German descent and Italian and Spanish descent, respectively. Von D has a sister, Karoline and a brother, Michael. She moved with her family to the Los Angeles area at age 4 and grew up in Colton, California. Von D was classically trained in piano beginning at age 6. She particularly appreciates Ludwig van Beethoven. Von D credits her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg, as an inspiration for her in music and art, and the Latino culture of Los Angeles as a major influence on her tattoo art and style. She began listening to the Ramones, Misfits and other punk rock bands at the age of 12. She got her first tattoo at 14 and quit school at 16 to become a tattoo artist. Von D was asked to work at 305

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Kat Von D -- Creepy Fan Hit with Restraining Order

Kat Von D
Creepy Fan Hit with Restraining Order

Kat Von D can breathe a sigh of relief  -- at least for the next three years -- because she's been granted a long term restraining order against the obsessed fan who was harassing her… READ MORE >

Kat Von D -- I'm RIDDING Jesse James from My Body

Kat Von D
I'm RIDDING Jesse James from My Body

Remember when Kat Von D vowed to NEVER remove her tattoo of Jesse James' face even though they broke up?? 'Memba that? Well ... she just changed her mind. Kat just posted a photo showing a laser… READ MORE >

- 503 days ago
Kat Von D -- I Need Protection from Delusional Fan

Kat Von D
I Need Protection From Delusional Fan

A crazed fan has been stalking Kat Von D ... showing up at her L.A. home and sending her creepy messages on the Internet -- this according to Kat Von D, and now, a judge has hit the guy with a… READ MORE >

- 507 days ago
Kat Von D Sued Over Cat-Killing Fire

Kat Von D
Sued Over Cat-Killing Fire

Kat Von D foolishly set her own house ablaze in 2010, killing her cat in the process -- this according to a new lawsuit -- and now, she's being sued for nearly a MILLION bucks in damages.State… READ MORE >

- 695 days ago
Kat Von D -- Cops Rush to Home Over Phone Creep

Kat Von D
Cops Rush to Home Over Phone Creep

Police officers rushed to Kat Von D's L.A. home Monday night -- even dispatching a HELICOPTER to search her neighborhood -- after she received an extremely unsettling phone call ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 722 days ago
Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee to Kat Von D:  TOLDJA SO!

Bombshell McGee to Kat Von D:
TOLDJA SO!

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee unloaded on Kat Von D -- hours after Kat claimed Jesse James cheated on her with 19 women -- telling TMZ, she warned Kat days after her engagement ... the relationship… READ MORE >

- 891 days ago
Kat Von D: Jesse James Cheated on Me with 19 Women

Kat Von D
Jesse James Cheated on Me ... with 19 Women

Kat Von D claims Jesse James cheated on her with 19 women during their "toxic relationship" ... this according to a rambling confessional she just posted to her Facebook page.Kat never mentions… READ MORE >

- 892 days ago
Kat Von D -- 'LA Ink' CANCELLED

Kat Von D
'LA Ink' CANCELLED

TLC has had enough of Kat Von D -- the network has announced her reality show "LA Ink" has officially been canceled.A rep for TLC just released a statement, claiming, the network "has decided that… READ MORE >

- 980 days ago
Kat Von D: I'm KEEPING the Jesse James Tattoo

Kat Von D
I'M KEEPING THE JESSE JAMES TATTOO

Kat Von D lives her life with "no regrets" -- which is exactly why she's NOT removing a big ass tattoo of Jesse James' face from her ribcage ... DESPITE the end of their relationship.Kat tells… READ MORE >

- 1001 days ago
Kat Von D to 'Good Day': I WARNED You!!

Kat Von D Blasts TV Show:
"I WARNED YOU!"

Kat Von D says she had a DAMN good reason for walking off "Good Day L.A." this morning -- telling TMZ, she made one reasonable request ... and producers repeatedly BLEW HER OFF.Kat tells us, she… READ MORE >

- 1002 days ago

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