Katherine Von Drachenberg , known as Kat Von D   born March 8, ,  is a Mexican-American tattoo artist , model, musician, author, 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, , and ran for four seasons. Von D has a sister, Karoline  and a brother, Michael. Von D was classically trained in piano beginning at age 6. Kat 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.
The tattoo artist also detailed the formation of her former company
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Tattoo artist Kat Von D has never exactly been a watered-down celebrity. She has rocked a very bold look and attitude ever since she first burst onto the scene well over a decade ago. Her business ventures span from LA Ink , to a vegan shoe line, to various musical projects, with her beloved line of bestselling makeup being her most notable venture to date.
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Effective today, Kat Von D will no longer be in the beauty business. After 12 years, she has sold her stake in Kat Von D Beauty, the exceptionally popular long-wear, vegan, cruelty-free makeup line that she created in partnership with LVMH beauty incubator Kendo. In an official press release, she says:. This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long-awaited album in the Spring, followed by an international tour! This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and Kendo is primed to do just that.
Subscriber Account active since. Kat Von D is opening up about her departure from the beauty industry. She also detailed the formation of her namesake makeup brand, which was renamed KVD Vegan Beauty after she sold the company to Kendo earlier this month.