Saturday, November 27, 2010
Kat Von D
Kat Von D was born in Nuevo Leon, Her parents were both born in Argentina. Her father, René Drachenberg, is of German downward gradient and her protect, Sylvia Galeano, is of Italian-Chilean downward gradient. A hub product, Von D has a sister named Karoline and a brother named Michael. She stirred with her children to the Los Angeles area next to age 4 and grew up in Colton, California.She credits the prominent Latino culture of Los Angeles as being a major influence drawing tattoos in her art and method. She began listening to the Ramones, the Misfits and other punk rock bands next to the age of 12. She got her foremost tattoo next to 14 and resign educate next to 16 to turn out to be a tattoo artiste.
Von D was asked to design next to Miami Ink what time Darren Brass hurt his jostle preventing him from tattooing. She appeared in the foremost three seasons of the same-name veracity tube confirm taped in attendance. She had a falling not in with Ami James which led to her being asked to leave the store. Kat has held she hasn't verbal with members of Miami Ink since her departure.
Following this she got her own sequence, LA Ink, following her design next to her tattoo store, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood, California. On the confirm, she gained the Guinness World Record of the majority tattoos known by a single person in 24 hours, with a add up to of 400. This was smashed shortly similar to by her ex-husband Oliver Peck with 415, at that moment Robbie "Coon" Koch with 577, at that moment Derek Kastning with 726, and similar to with the purpose of by Hollis Cantrell with 801.
Her manuscript High Voltage Tattoo, compiling her artworks and tattoos, with a prelude by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, was released in January 2009 and reached on The New York Times Best Seller inventory. The manuscript traces Von D's career as an artiste, from first childhood influences to modern design, along with examples of inspirations, in rank a propos the confirm and her store, sketches, and not public tattoos. Von D described the manuscript as "not an autobiography, you know, 'cause I'm too youthful to prepare with the purpose of. But this is truthful kind of like a picture-driven outline of my career as an artiste. So, you establish everything from my drawings what time I was six to tattoos with the purpose of gain not at all previously been seen."
Von D bent a make-up line instead of Sephora, and is the creator of the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, which began in 2008.
Von D was married to fellow tattoo artiste Oliver Peck, but were separated and preparing instead of divorce by grand 2007. She dated Nikki Sixx from 2008 to Jan 2010. She soon after began dating motorbike customizer and reality-show star Jesse James.