is an American tattoo artist, model, musician, entrepreneur, and television personality.
She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink, which premiered in the United States on August 7, 2007, and ran for four seasons.
She appeared in the music video of HIM's "Killing Loneliness", Alkaline Trio's "Help Me" and "Black Leather" by Cholo Goth band Prayers.
Von D was referred to in the Eagles of Death Metal song "High Voltage", which was named after her shop and is featured on their third album, Heart On.
Is one of the most respected and sought-after tattoo artists in the world. Through her active lifestyle she's forged close friendships with and often tattoos several of the actors, athletes and rockers who live in L. Celebrities who have flocked to Kat for her signature fine-line, black-and-gray life-like portraits include Jenna Jameson, Jared Leto, Eric Balfour and Margaret Cho as well as members of My Chemical Romance, Metallica, Slayer, Queens of the Stoneage, Incubus, Scott Ian and Sebastian Bach.
Related: Amy Schumer & Husband Chris Fischer Had An Immediate Connection And it turns out Kat and the Prayers singer aren't just a match made in heaven — they're a match made in the nail salon!
Ch-ch-check out their adorable wedding announcement pic, complete with matching manicures (below)!
Last month, Kat Von D released a new eyeliner called "Basket Case." No one said boo about the beauty product at the time, but now the liner — named for the Green Day song and even featuring Billie Joe Armstrong in the advertising — is getting the wrong kind of attention.
Related: Remember When Kat Called Her Lipstick 'Underage Red'? An Instagram user calling herself Holly Quinn laid out a case against Kat as making light of mental health issues and specifically exploiting the images of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, punk idols who infamously suffered from mental illness — and died violently in their early twenties.
On the show, she gained the Guinness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400.
Her first book, High Voltage Tattoo, compiling her artworks and tattoos, with a foreword by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, was released in January 2009 and reached #6 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Von D described the book as "not an autobiography, you know, 'cause I'm too young to do that.
But this is just kind of like a picture-driven outline of my career as an artist.
Back in April 2017, Serbian makeup artist Milan Bauranov posted a snap on Instagram (above) where he literally glued needles to a model's eyebrows, in addition to using products from Kat Von D's makeup line.