Kat Von D Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Rafael Reyes Aka Leafar Seyer
Age: 41 Years
Hometown: Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico

Kat Von D

Real nameKatherine von Drachenberg
Profession• Tattoo artist
• Author
• Actress
• Singer
• Entrepreneur
• Model
Known forLA Ink TV show on TLC
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: The Bleeding (Vanya, 2009)
Poster of Kat Von D's debut film, The Bleeding
TV: Pimp My Ride (2004)
Poster of Kat Von D's debut TV series, Pimp My Ride
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Farm Sanctuary's Compassion in Action Award in 2016
• 2018 Award of Excellence for Narration by Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 March 1982 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 41 Years
BirthplaceMontemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureKat Von D's signature
HometownMontemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
Educational Qualification7th standard school dropout
EthnicityGerman, Italian, Spanish, and Indigenous
Food HabitVegan
Tattoo(s)• 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
• a photo of her mother on her back
• a flower on the side of her neck
• Stars on side of forehead
Kat Von D's stars tattoon on side of forehead
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• James (first boyfriend)
• Alex 'Orbi' Orbison (2007-January 2008)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Alex 'Orbi' Orbison
• Nikki Sixx (February 2008-January 2010)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Nikki Sixx
• Jesse James (August 2010-September 2011)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Jesse James
• Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 (September 2012-June 2013)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5
• Tom Green (2013 & 2016)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Tom Green
• Steve-O (November 2015-January 2016)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Steve-O
• Kevin Llewellyn (2017)
Kat Von D with her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Llewellyn
Marriage DateFirst Marriage- Year: 2003
Second Marriage- 21 February 2018
Husband/SpouseFirst Husband- Oliver Peck (m. 2003, div. 2007)
Kat Von D with her ex-husband, Oliver Peck
Second Husband- Rafael Reyes aka Leafar Seyer (m. 2018)
Kat Von D with her husband, Rafael Reyes aka Leafar Seyer
ChildrenIn December 2018, Kat and Rafael welcomed a baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes.
Kat Von D with her son, Leafar Von D Reyes
ParentsFather- Rene von Drachenberg
Kat Von D with her father, Rene von Drachenberg
Mother- Sylvia von Drachenberg
Kat Von D with her mother, Sylvia von Drachenberg
SiblingsBrother- Michael
Sister- Karoline
Other RelativesGrandfather- Carlos von Drachenberg
Grandmother- Carla von Drachenberg
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Bentley Continental GT Coupe
Kat Von D's car, Bentley Continental GT Coupe
• Custom 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe

Kat Von D

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kat Von D

  • Kat Von D is an American tattoo artist, singer, author, actor, entrepreneur, and model, who rose to fame through her appearances on popular reality TV shows such as Miami Ink and LA Ink. Her makeup brand, KVD Beauty, has garnered substantial popularity among consumers.
  • At the age of four, she relocated with her family to the Inland Empire in Southern California, USA. Subsequently, they settled in Colton, California.

    A childhood photo of Kat Von D

    A childhood photo of Kat Von D

  • At the age of six, she started taking Piano lessons after being inspired by her grandmother.
  • At the age of twelve, her exposure to punk music had a profound impact on her, leading to significant changes in her style. Inspired by the punk scene, she adopted a mohawk hairstyle and, at the age of fourteen, obtained her first tattoo.
  • After getting involved in a fight on the very first day of seventh grade, she decided to drop out of school.
  • When she was 15 years old, she spent six months at Provo Canyon School, a psychiatric youth treatment centre, an experience she later described as the most challenging period of her life.
  • At the age of fourteen, she began her initial foray into the world of tattoo artistry by creating tattoos on the bodies of her friends. Her journey as a professional tattoo artist commenced when she turned sixteen. At this age, she secured a position at Sin City Tattoo in Los Angeles, California, courtesy of Packer Dave, who offered her employment.

    Kat Von D drawing a tattoo

    Kat Von D drawing a tattoo

  • Later, at the age of twenty-three, she began working at True Tattoo located in Hollywood.
  • On 3 April 2007, she took a significant step in her career by establishing her very own tattoo shop named High Voltage Tattoo, situated in Hollywood, California.

    Kat Von D's tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo

    Kat Von D’s tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo

  • After successfully operating High Voltage Tattoo for over 14 years, she decided to close her shop on 1 December 2021. This move came as she relocated to the state of Indiana in the United States of America.

    Kat Von D's house in Indiana

    Kat Von D’s house in Indiana

  • In 2007, she made appearances in two seasons of the reality show ‘Miami Ink,’ which aired on the TLC channel. The show was filmed at 305 Ink, located in Miami, Florida.
  • Subsequently, she starred in the spinoff show called ‘LA Ink,’ which was filmed at her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, situated in Hollywood, California. The show premiered on 7 August 2007 and ran for four seasons before concluding on 15 September 2011.

    Poster of Kat Von D's show, LA Ink

    Poster of Kat Von D’s show, LA Ink

  • She made appearances on various television shows, including ‘Pimp My Ride’ in 2004, ‘I Love Jenni’ in 2013, and ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ in 2022.
  • In 2012, she lent her vocals to the female part of the song ‘Rosary Blue’ by the Finnish band The 69 Eyes. She also collaborated as a featured artist on Prayers’ track ‘Black Leather’ and contributed to three songs on IAMX’s 2018 album titled ‘Alive In New Light.’ Furthermore, she released her album, ‘Love Made Me Do It,’ in 2021.

    Poster of a Kat Von D song

    Poster of a Kat Von D song

  • She served as a narrator in the 2018 animal rights documentary titled ‘Dominion.’
  • She is the founder of the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, an event that celebrates the art of tattooing, along with music and other artistic expressions. Moreover, she has graced the covers of numerous magazines, further showcasing her influence and presence in the entertainment industry.
  • She has published two books that feature her tattoo designs spanning various stages of her life, showcasing her artistic journey. Her first book, titled ‘High Voltage Tattoo,’ was released in January 2009 and achieved an impressive sixth position on The New York Times Best Seller list. Her second book, titled ‘The Tattoo Chronicles,’ was released on 26 October 2010 and reached the remarkable third position on The New York Times ‘Hardcover Advice & Misc.’ best-seller list.

    Cover of Kat Von D's book, High Voltage Tattoo

    Cover of Kat Von D’s book, High Voltage Tattoo

  • In September 2022, she unveiled her debut children’s book titled ‘Leafar and the Magical Treasure Chest.’
  • In 2008, she collaborated with the French brand Sephora to develop her makeup line and later expanded her venture to include fragrances. In 2016, she decided to transition her products to be entirely vegan-friendly.

    A product of Kat Von D's makeup line

    A product of Kat Von D’s makeup line

  • On 2 September 2010, she opened the Wonderland Gallery, an art gallery and boutique situated adjacent to her tattoo shop.
  • In 2011, she introduced her clothing lines, KVD Los Angeles and Kat Von D Los Angeles, initially available in the United States and Canada. These brands subsequently expanded to become a global sensations.
  • In 2020, she decided to sell her brand, KAT Von D Beauty, to Kendo Brands. Following the acquisition, the brand was renamed KVD Beauty.
  • In July 2007, she turned sober and stopped drinking alcohol.
  • In December 2007, she achieved the remarkable feat of breaking the Guinness World Record for the highest number of tattoos administered by a single person within 24 hours. With her self-designed tattoo, she successfully inked 400 individuals, setting a new record.
  • Rumours have circulated suggesting that she has been exploring the possibility of redesigning or lightening some of her existing tattoos.
  • She has actively engaged with numerous charitable organizations, with a particular focus on animal rights groups such as Project Chimps and Farm Sanctuary.
  • Lemmy Kilmister, The Mars Volta, and Selena are her favourite musicians.