Kat Von D is a Mexican-born American tattoo artist, model, author, entrepreneur, musician, and TV personality.
She punched her ticket to the limelight with her appearances in Miami Ink on TLC and solidified herself with her own TLC show, LA Ink. Since then, she has been the face of the tattoo industry and launched her line of vegan beauty products, Kat Von D Beauty.
What is the Net Worth of Kat Von D? Salary & Earnings
As reported by celebritynetworth.com, Kat Von D has a net worth of $14 million.
Kat dropped out of school at 16 to become a tattoo artist. Her first widespread exposure came when she became a featured tattoo artist on TLC’s reality show, Miami Ink.
After her falling out with the owner of the tattoo shop, Ami James, she started her own tattoo parlor in Hollywood, California, High Voltage Tattoo — the subject of her own reality show, LA Ink.
The show ran for four seasons from August 7, 2007, to September 15, 2011, during which Kat set the Guinness World Record for most tattoos by a single person in 24 hours with 400.
Kat Von D launched her beauty line for the French luxury brand, Sephora, in 2008. Her products have been reformulated to be vegan and cruelty-free since 2016.
Despite being lampooned with claims of anti-semitism for her poorly-named beauty brands, Von D has frequently benefitted charity foundations like the Art of Elysium and Project Chimps.
She also founded the all-age tattoo, music, and art convention, MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, based in Southern California.
On September 2, 2010, she also launched her art gallery and boutique shop in Los Angeles, Wonderland Gallery.
The following year, she launched her apparel line, KVD Los Angeles and Kat Von D Los Angeles.
On January 16, 2020, Kat announced that she had sold her stake in her beauty brand, Kat Von D Beauty, to its parent company, Kendo Brands, to focus on her family and pursue other interests.
To date. Von D has published two books: High Voltage Tattoo, an autobiography of sorts featuring her artwork and tattoos; and The Tattoo Chronicles, an illustrated diary. Both books peaked near the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.
$6.5 million Victorian Home
In November 2016, Kat Von D snagged an 1890s Victorian-style home in Windsor Square for $6.5 million.
A grand brick entryway leads to a regal wood-paneled sitting room with a fireplace. A wood-paneled staircase leads to a gothic dining hall with antique furniture.
The three-story home has 12 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms with nearly 12,600 square feet of interior space. The home also features a home gym, a music room, and an entertainment room.
Outdoors, is a swimming pool, patios, and a two-car garage.
Who is Kat Von D? Her Age, Height, Parents & Childhood
Kat was born Katherine Von Drachenberg, one of three children to Church missionary parents, René Drachenberg and Sylvia Galeano.
Born on March 8, 1982, the 38-year-old is a native of Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico, and stands at 5 feet 8½ inches (1.74 meters).
Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 4 and settled in Colton, California.
She dropped out of school at 16 to become a tattoo artist.
Who is Kat Von D Married to? Does She Have Children?
As of this writing, Kat Von D is in her second marriage to the musician, author, and artist, Leafar Seyer (AKA Rafael Reyes) — of the electronic rock duo, Prayers, with Dave Parley.
They got married on February 21, 2018, and have a son together: Leafar Von Drachenberg Reyes, born on November 29, 2018.
Formerly, Kat was married to a fellow tattoo artist, Oliver Peck from March 8, 2004, to July 23, 2008.
Besides her two marriages, Kat has also been involved in numerous high-profile relationships. Her relationship with musician, writer, and filmmaker Alex Orbison and its subsequent end was well documented in her show, LA Ink.
Kat dated Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx from February 2008 to January 2010.
Furthermore, she was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Jesse James — CEO of the motorcycle manufacturers, West Coast Choppers, and host of Jesse James Is a Dead Man and Monster Garage.
She was also engaged to the Canadian DJ, Joel Zimmerman, known professionally as Deadmau5, but called off the engagement.