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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: 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 >

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 >

- 1218 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 >

- 1240 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 >

- 1240 days ago
Kat Von D STORMS OUT of 'Good Day L.A'

KAT VON D
STORMS OUT OF "GOOD DAY LA"

Kat Von D walked off the set of "Good Day L.A." this morning ... minutes before she was set to give an interview -- and we're told, it was all because the anchor mentioned her breakup with Jesse… READ MORE >

- 1240 days ago
Kat Von D vs. Ex  -- Tattoo Turf War in Hollywood

Kat Von D vs. Ex
Tattoo Turf War in Hollywood

Kat Von D's ex-husband is launching a not-so-secret plot to defeat her tattoo parlor -- in fact, he tells TMZ, he just opened his own tat shop nearby ... and he's determined to beat her at her own… READ MORE >

- 1319 days ago
Bombshell McGee: Jesse Won't Make It Down the Aisle

Bombshell McGee: Jesse Won't Make It Down the Aisle

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee is an expert on marriage (or ruining them, anyway) and she doesn't think her former lover Jesse James and his bride-to-be Kat Von D are going to last.We caught with… READ MORE >

- 1426 days ago
Kat Von D -- 'I'm The Happiest Girl on the Planet!'

Kat Von D -- 'I'm The Happiest Girl on the Planet!'

Kat Von D is walking on sunshine now that she's engaged to Jesse James -- shouting it from the rooftops in L.A. today ... "I'm the happiest girl on the planet!!!" READ MORE >

- 1428 days ago
Celebrity Math: Jesse James Lovers Edition

Celebrity Math: Jesse James Lovers Edition

With his engagement to Kat Von D, Jesse James may have finally found the formula to a happy marriage. READ MORE >

- 1428 days ago
Jesse James and Kat Von D -- 'She Said Yes'

Jesse James and Kat Von D -- 'She Said Yes'

UPDATE: Jesse tells us, "I would gladly go through all I have been through again, if in the end I could have Katherine."Jesse James is officially engaged to his tattooed girlfriend Kat Von D ...… READ MORE >

- 1428 days ago

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