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Kat Von D

Kat Von D (born as Katherine Von Drachenberg on March 8, 1982 in Monterrey, Mexico) is an American 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

Von D owns her own make-up line on Sephora, and is the creator of the Musink festival.

Von D 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.



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