Kat Von D Plastic Surgery and Net Worth 2019, Biography, Career and Award
Kat Von D Net Worth – Kat Von D is a Mexican-American tattoo artist and television personality, Kat Von D (Katherine Drachenberg) is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality TV show LA Ink. She ran the show for four seasons from 2007-11.
Von D is a Mexican-born woman; her birth took place in Montemorelos, Nuevo León to be exact. Her path to greatness started when she was 4 years old and her parents chose to move to Los Angeles. Despite being the most popular and successful member of the Von D family, she’s not the only child of her parents – René and Sylvia. Her other siblings include a sister named Karoline and a brother called Michael.
Despite a teenage and young adult life that was dominated by punk music, Kat Von D grew up learning classical piano. They say as we grow older, we learn more about who we are. As Von D grew older, she learned about the music of Ramones and the Misfits. Their music connected with Von D and just before she hit the age of 14, she dropped out of school and pursued a career as a tattoo artist. She’s popularly known as Kat Von D, but her real name is Katherine von Drachenberg
The journey of Kat Von D from being a beginner to starring in Miami Ink is outlined in her first book, High Voltage Tattoo. Her journey to stardom, however, started on the tattoo artist reality TV show, Miami Ink.
The opportunity to appear on the show came after Darren Brass, a cast member and tattoo artist on the show had broken his elbow. She was called in as a stand-in and she clearly did a great job as a stand-in because she was offered her own show after she left the 305 Ink shop where the show was taped.
Her show, LA Ink chronicled her life as a tattoo artist in her local shop in Hollywood, California. A hard worker, Kat Von D broke a Guinness World Record during the show for most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours. Her show lasted for four seasons.
Not satisfied with just being a tattoo artist, she has written two books – High Voltage Tattoo and The Tattoo Chronicles. Both books entered Top 10 on the New York Bestsellers List.
Her drive to become a lot more than a tattoo artist continued in 2008 when she launched a makeup line for Sephora, the cosmetics company. The makeup line has grown to become one of the leading brands in the world.
She is also the creator of MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, an all age group tattoo, music and art festival. Von D is also a singer, an avid music fan who speaks of how music influences her art. She has lent her voice to bands such as The 69 Eyes and Prayers.
She dropped out of school at 16 to work as a tattoo artist and was employed at a local professional shop, Sin City Tattoo, in 1998.
Over the next few years, she spent time in various shops, such as Blue Bird Tattoo and Inflictions, gaining experience and polishing her talent.
She landed at True Tattoo, where she worked with Tim Hendricks, Clay Decker and Chris Garver, who recommended her to try her luck at ‘Miami Ink’.
She was hired at 305 Ink, Miami, as a replacement to injured Darren Brass, in 2005. She worked for two seasons on ‘Miami Ink’, a reality television series on TLC network, but her differences with owner Ami James forced her to leave.
She has acted in a few movies, which include ‘Bam Margera Presents: Where the Fuck Is Santa?’ (2008) and ‘The Bleeding’ (2009).
She has got the emblems of a large number of music bands tattooed over her body, such as ZZ Top, Mike Got Spiked, Misfits, AC/DC, HIM, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses, and Turbonegro.
She was ranked at number 62 in the 2008 list of ‘Hot 100 World’s Most Beautiful Women’ by Maxim magazine.
Kat Von D is currently believed to be worth a total of $10 million. Her wealth comes from a string of successful endeavors like her tattoo shop, reality show, and two best-selling books which showed her prowess as an author. She’s also the creator of a major clothing and make-up line.