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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 -- Obsessed Fan Found, NOT Arrested for 'Columbine' Threat

Kat Von D
Obsessed Fan Found ... NOT Arrested for 'Columbine' Threat

Cops have located the man who made an ominous threat to "go Columbine in Los Angeles" because he feels Kat Von D ruined his life -- but TMZ has learned he was NOT arrested. Not yet, anyway.Law… READ MORE >

Kat Von D Death Threats -- Cops on the Hunt For Man Who Says He'll 'Go Columbine'

Kat Von D Death Threats
Cops on the Hunt for Man Who Says ... He'll 'Go Columbine'

9:20 AM PT -- TMZ just found a video Nunn posted 10 months ago ... rambling about things "taking so long" with Kathy, but says he enjoys watching her makeup tips. Nunn refers to Kat Von D by her… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
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 >

- 586 days ago
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 >

- 600 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 >

- 604 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 >

- 792 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 >

- 820 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 >

- 988 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 >

- 990 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 >

- 1077 days ago

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