Kat Von D Net Worth, How did the tattoo artist and musician accumulate such wealth? Read on to find out more about Kat Von D Net Worth, her career and relationship.
About Kat Von D
The American tattoo artist who is also a model, musician, author, entrepreneur, and television personality is famous 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.
Kat Von D is also known for her cosmetics line that launched in 2008.
As a tattoo artist, she also has lots of tattoos on her body, inked on her by over 40 different tattoo artists. She drew a misfits skull on her friend Oliver Guthrie’s leg.
As of today, Kat Von D Net Worth is $15 Million. Read on to find out more about Kat Von D Net Worth.
|Full Name:||Katherine von Drachenberg|
|Profession:||Television Personality, Author, Entrepreneur, Model, Musician, Tattoo Artist|
|Date of Birth:||March 8, 1982|
|Net Worth :||$15 Million|
Kat Von D Early Life and Career
Katherine von Drachenberg was born on March 8, 1982 in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico to René and Sylvia Galeano.
Her parents were deeply religious members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is an American with German-Italian descent thanks to her father, as well as Spanish roots from her mother.
Kat has a sister named Karoline and a brother, Michael. Her family moved to Colton, California when she was aged 4.
She began taking up training classes in piano at age 6. As she grew older, her love for art began to illuminate. Kat loves skateboarding.
Kat has cited her earliest inspiration for her interest in music and art to be her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg.
At age 12, Kat started to listen to the Ramones, Misfits, and other punk rock bands and got her first tattoo at age 14 before quitting school at age 16 to fully pursue her dream of becoming a tattoo artist.
She got her first job at a local tattoo shop, True Tattoo. During her time there, Kat got recommended to try her luck with the Miami Ink.
Coincidentally, at the time she wanted to join the show, a cast member of the show had an elbow injury and Kat was handed the role as his replacement.
Kat left the show following series of disagreement after two seasons in. After which she moved on and started her own LA Ink that helped her gain fame and success.
Since then, Kat has gone on to publish books, organize charity events and many more. She even took a shot at music in the song “Rosary Blue” on X, a 2012 studio album by the Finnish Gothic Rock band The 69 Eyes.
She also tweeted in 2013 that Dave Grohl and producer Danny Lohner had finished two tracks of an album she had talked about recording as early as 2011.
Kat was sent home as punishment during her first grade because she couldn’t spell her own last name.Her initial dream was to become a doctor when she grows up because she thought no one makes money from drawing.
Kat is a published author and she has published books which include High Voltage Tattoo in January 2009, and The Tattoo Chronicles in October 2010. The name Kat Von D was given to her during her time at Sin City because regular clients couldn’t pronounce her full name.
She owns an art gallery cum boutique named Wonderland Gallery next to her tattoo parlor, High Voltage.
Kat Von D Net Worth
As of 2019, Kat Von D Net Worth is $15 million. Kat Von D Net Worth is earned mostly as a tattoo artist which includes the tattoo shop she owns and also her time on TLC’s Miami Ink and LA Ink which helped her gain prominence.
She is one of the very few tattoo artists to have gained entry into the Guinness Book of Record for the most tattoo done by a single person under 24 hours.
Kat also published two of her books which are High Voltage Tattoo, and Tattoo Chronicles which later became among the New York Times Best Sellers.
In addition to reality shows, book sales, and her tattoo shop, Kat has also earned huge from her time as an entrepreneur. Her purely vegan-based makeup line has also been a viable source for her hefty wealth.
Kat Von D Personal Life
Kat Von D is currently married to Rafael Reyes and together the couple has one child named Leafer Von D Reyes born 2009.
The two got married in a married wedding ceremony on 21st of February 2018.
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So excited to have finally shot with the amazingly talented @sequoiaemmanuelle 🖤 *makeup details using all @katvondbeauty [minus the lashes by: @houseoflashes]: •EYES: used Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Tank Girl” olive green, applied with brush. •BROWS: Super Brow pomade in “Dark Brown” •MASCARA: Go Big Or Go Home [those bottom lashes are my own with two coats of mascara – but my upper lashes are “Iconic Lite” by @houseoflashes] •COMPLEXION: Lock-It foundation •BLUSH: the Fetish blush palette in “Salem” •LIPS: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “A-Go-Go”
Aside from the love they share, the couple also has the same passion and love for Rock Music; perhaps that is what brought them together.
However, prior to her marriage to Reyes, Kat’s love life hasn’t been the easiest. She has been in and out of different relationships in her life.
In the past, Kat has been seen romantically involved with several men which includes Oliver Peck (2003-2007), Alex Orbison (2007-2008), Ville Valo (2008), Nikki Sixx (2008-2010), Jesse James (2010-2011), Joel Zimmerman (2012-2013), and lastly, Steve O. (2015-2016) before she met Ryes in 2016.
Aside from her relationships, Kat announced in June 2007 that she had decided to quit drinking after her usage of alcohol started to threaten her work. She’s also a vegan and promotes a cruelty-free makeup line.
She is a pet lover, especially for cats. Kat has a cat named Nietzsche and she has continued to share photos of the feline on her Instagram page.
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Kat Von D has tattooed herself with the emblems of the bands HIM, Misfits, Turbonegro, ZZ Top, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Kent, Slayer, Mike Got Spiked and “Slutallica”, a modified Metallica logo.
In addition to cameo and talk-show appearances, her TV, film, and video game appearances include:
Pimp My Ride, 2004
Miami Ink, 2005–2006
LA Ink, 2007–2011
MADtv, April 5, 2008
Bam Margera Presents: Where the $&% Is Santa? 2008
The Bleeding as Vanya
Tony Hawk: Ride (video game) unlockable skater, November 17, 2009
I Love Jenni, 2013
Life in Pieces, February 11, 2016
Dominion, 2018 (narration)
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