Kat Von D is a famous American tattoo artist is best known for her work as a tattoo artist in the reality television show ‘LA Ink.’ She is also a model, musician, and entrepreneur. Let’s find out how much is Kat Von D’s net worth in 2018.
Kat Von D Early Life
Katherine Von Drachenberg, popularly known as “Kat Von D” was born in Montemorelos, Mexico. She was born to father Rene and Sylvia Galeano, a Seventh-day Adventist Church missionary parents. She grew up with two siblings, and at the age of four, her family moved to Los Angeles.
Kat was very creative right from the childhood and learned classical piano at the age of six. Kat gives credit to her grandmother for being a major inspiration and the reason behind doing so well in music and arts. Kat loved listening to punk rock music and very much wanted to be a musician at the time.
Kat Von D’s major inspiration for tattoos is the Latino cultures of Los Angeles. Kat was a decent student when she was in High School, she quit the school at the age of 16, in order to pursue her dream of becoming a tattoo artist.
Kat Von D is no doubt one of the most stylish and beautiful tattoo artists in the industry. She was married to Oliver Peck, a fellow tattoo artist. But the relationship didn’t last long and soon; the couple got divorced. The couple was married for four years.
Kat was single for quite a long time before she met Nikki Sixx, a bassist from a heavy metal band. The couple dated for almost two years and then terminated their relationship. One year after the break-up, she got engaged to West Coast Choppers CEO, Jesse James but their relationship ended in eight months.
Kat then dated a Canadian music producer, Joel Zimmerman, but again her relationship failed. It is rumored that Kat broke up with Joel due to infidelity. Recently, Kat was dating Steve-O, but they broke up a couple of months back. Currently, Kat Von D is single.
Kat Von D Career
After dropping out of the high school at the age of 16, Kat Von D was employed at the local professional tattoo shop. Over the next few years, she worked in different shop learning how to tattoo and becoming the apprentice of some of the best professional tattoo artists around. She started gaining experience, and her skills got better with her hard work.
One of the turning points in career came when Kat was working at the ‘True Tattoo,’ where a couple of professional tattoo artists advised her to try her luck at the ‘Miami Ink.’ Soon, she was hired and worked there for two seasons in place of an injured tattoo artist. ‘Miami Ink’ is a television reality show which features tattoo stories of various clients.
After completing her contract at Miami, she opened her shop in Los Angeles. Soon, Kat started her own show called ‘LA Ink,’ which aired on TLC Channel and released two books. Both the books did very well and gained a lot of popularity.
Kat Von D’s show ‘LA Ink’ ran for four seasons. Kat also has her own cosmetic and clothing line. She has made appearances on various chat shows, television series, and few movies.
Awards & Achievements
Kat Von D is one of the most talented tattoo artists in the industry. She is very famous for her portrait tattoos, and her line one is excellent. Unfortunately, Kat has not won a single major award but has been nominated for a quite a few awards. She was on the list of ‘Hot 100 World’s Most Beautiful Women’ in 2008.
Net Worth of Kat Von D
The estimated net worth of Kat Von D is approximately $10 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her tattoo shop and her other business ventures like cosmetic and clothing line.
Kat Von D is one of the most talented tattoo artists, and her show ‘LA Ink’ has made her famous throughout the world. Her beautiful face and perfect body measurement are some of the reasons for such a huge number of fan following across the globe. She is currently single and fully focused on expanding her business.