Kat Von D
Tattoo artist
Kat Von D
Katherine von Drachenberg, best known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-American tattoo artist, model and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink, which premiered August 7, 2007, in the United States and ran four seasons.
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Beauty Gift Sets At Every Budget, For Every Personality On Your List
Huffington Post - 3 months
The holiday season is upon us and with it, a mad dash to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Makeup and beauty products can be a thoughtful, easy option ― that is, if you have the right resources and tools necessary to navigate your loved ones’ different personalities and preferences. Whether you’re on the hunt for a secret santa gift, need some foolproof ideas for your best friend’s cousin’s wife or are just looking to treat yourself (we won’t tell), these are the beauty gift sets for everybody and budget on your list.   For the budding brush collector e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection, $20, is a really great collection at an even better price. The 11-piece set includes a large powder brush, a contour brush, a foundation brush, lip brushes and more.  For the Ulta-mate all-in-one lover Ulta Brilliantly Beautiful Color Essentials Collection is now $19.99. The set features a whopping 13 products, including primer, eyeshadow and brow tint. Bonus: The b ...
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All The Black Friday Beauty Sales You Need (Plus Cyber Monday, Too!)
Huffington Post - 3 months
The biggest shopping weekend of the year is upon us. One of the most stressful parts of Black Friday weekend ― not to mention Cyber Monday ― is figuring out where the great deals are. After all, you’ve got gifts to buy for your friends, family, and, well, yourself. If you’re looking to snag beauty loot, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here are what some of the best beauty brands and retailers are doing for your wallet this weekend: Benefit Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Three deluxe samples with $50+ purchase or 6 deluxe samples with $85+ purchase with code FABFRIDAY.  Boscia Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Buy one, get one 50 percent off select masks and cleansers with code YESPLEASE (November 25-27).  Now this is what we call Hydrogel Heaven! Which ones are on your holiday wish list? ( : @lasheyedbeauty) A photo posted by boscia skincare (@boscia) on Nov 17, 2016 at 9:04am PST Clean Black ...
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Endangered chimps retire from medical research and get a fancy new home
Yahoo News - 5 months
A group of nine female chimpanzees just took a 16-hour road trip of a lifetime. Jennifer, Charisse, Buttercup, Latricia, Samira, Gertrude, Emma, Genesis and Gracie have spent their lives as scientific research subjects at the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana. Now they're retired, due to the phasing-out of invasive medical research on chimpanzees across the U.S.  On Thursday morning they arrived at the new Project Chimps sanctuary in Morganton, Georgia, to move into their new home. SEE ALSO: Giant pandas are no longer 'endangered,' but eastern gorillas face extinction The arrival of these nine chimps marks the beginning of an unprecedented partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Project Chimps that will eventually relocate more than 200 retired chimpanzees. This is the first time a non-federal program has arranged to release its entire population of research chimps. The 236-acre sanctuary is located in northern Georgia along a temperate rainforest, with r ...
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Kat Von D cuts ties with makeup artist Jeffree Star
Yahoo News - 7 months
Tattoo artist and reality show star Kat Von D has cut business ties with makeup artist Jeffree Star.
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The Sephora Holiday 2015 Sets You Need To Buy Before They Sell Out
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When it comes to purchasing gifts for the beauty lover on your list, you can't go wrong with Sephora's gift sets. The cosmetics retailer stocks its shelves and website with an impressive range of affordable holiday sets packed with miniature samples and full-sized items.  Sorting through the store's endless hair, makeup, skincare and fragrance categories is quite an undertaking. So we've done the work for you by selecting the best Sephora holiday sets. Tell us which items you'd like to find inside your stocking, and be sure to read these tips on how to handle the holiday shopping rush. MAKEUP & BEAUTY TOOLS 1. Sephora Favorites Superstars, $75 ($207 value). This 13-piece set is filled with makeup cult products for the girl who prefers a neutral look, including Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadow in Himalia (a metallic champagne shade), Benefit They're Real mascara and Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner.  2. Sephora Collection Ombré Obsession Face Palet ...
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9 Beauty Icons You Can Easily Be for Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
by Deven Hopp As much as we'd like to be the one who goes all out for Halloween -- full face paint, crazy costume, the works -- we just aren't. We'd rather take the holiday as an opportunity to switch up our standard beauty look and pay tribute to our favorite beauty icons. When else can we walk around with a penciled-on beauty mark or eye shadow up to our hairline without having to explain ourselves? Scroll through for nine beauty icons you can easily be for Halloween! Sophia Loren Photo: Debra Paget Voluminous hair, a killer cat eye, and full lips--the glamour of Sophia Loren makes a perfect Halloween costume for anyone who prefers to take a pretty approach to the holiday. All you need is a precision-tipped liquid eyeliner like Bliss's On the Line Liquid Eyeliner ($24), a good volumizing mascara, and your trusty brow pencil to complete the eyes. Put the finishing touches on the makeup with matte skin and slightly over-drawn lips. For the hair, use mousse. Start your blow ...
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UNDERAGE RED. - I have never expected everyone to understand ... (Kat Von D/Facebook)
Wesmirch.com - almost 2 years
Kat Von D / Facebook: UNDERAGE RED.  —  I have never expected everyone to understand or see things the way that I do.  —  With that being said, I can understand why some have found reason to be offended in regards to my choice in naming a lipstick “Underage Red” - but I feel the need to correct …
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Sephora pulls Kat Von D lipstick over 'degrading' name - USA TODAY
Google News - over 3 years
Us Magazine Sephora pulls Kat Von D lipstick over 'degrading' name USA TODAY Some people just aren't buying a particular shade of Kat Von D lipstick. A color called "Celebutard" has been pulled from Sephora shelves after disability advocates and angry consumers spoke out via blog posts and online petitions and comments. The name ... Kat Von D's 'Celebutard' lipstick pulled from SephoraLos Angeles Times Kat Von D's Lipstick Pulled by Sephora Over "Celebutard" Name BacklashUs Magazine Makeup Company Sephora recalls 'Celebutard' lipstickWXIA-TV Entertainment Tonight News -CTV News -E! Online all 43 news articles »
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'Celebutard' Lipstick Pulled From Sephora After Backlash Over Name
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There's one less lipstick on Sephora shelves this week. The makeup retailer has pulled a lipstick shade called "Celebutard" after backlash from customers, particularly mothers of children with developmental issues. The "Celebutard" lipstick, a creamy beige shade of Painted Love Lipstick by Kat Von D, started gaining attention across social media a week ago, as angry customers and organizations such as Down Syndrome Uprising, Family Member, Inclusion BC and All About Developmental Disabilities voiced their dismay over the insensitive name. "People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call 'political correctness,' and what I would call basic human decency," Kim Stagliano, managing editor of Age of Autism, wrote in a HuffPost Style blog. "'Retard' is still bandied about." Sephora did not respond for several days, but Kat Von D, the tattoo artist behind the makeup line that makes "Celebutard," reportedly tweeted, "At the end of the day, it's just a f**king ...
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Sephora, "Celebutard" Lipstick? Are You High On Tattoo Ink?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sephora cosmetics has a funky line of lipsticks under the Kat Von D. name called Painted ink. That's cool. One of the names of a creamy buff color is "Celebutard." Definitely not cool, funny or acceptable. Most of the other names are terrific, "Ritual, Cathedral." Even "Underage Red" is naughty - but doesn't make me see red. People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call "political correctness," and what I would call basic human decency. "Retard" is still bandied about - even by people I like a lot, like Howard Stern and his crew, who still have wack packers with the R word in their name. I don't wear Sephora makeup. As Mom to three kids with autism, I call a clean face with maybe a swipe of mascara "camera ready." And as Mom of special needs kids - and friend to many people whose children have Down Syndrome, I wouldn't put this lipstick on a pig. Tell Kat Von D her lipstick gets an "F."
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Latina Celebs Who Are Edgy Fashionistas And Take Style Risks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It’s no secret that Latina ladies tend to have a spicy flair and showcase their own sense of style. From the curve-hugging, bodycon dresses worn by Sofia Vergara to the fun, surfer-babe style of Cameron Diaz, Latina celebs seem to enjoy creating a trademark style with a fashion flavor they can be depended upon to dish out appearance after appearance. Some Latina celebs step outside the norm of what’s hot at the moment and display some hair and wardrobe choices that are more edgy than we’ve come to expect from our sisters. Here’s a list of some famous Latinas who have an edgy style that they’ve made their own! Latina edgy fashionistas Kat Von D Katherine von Drachenberg was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1982. Her parents moved the family to California when she was 4 years of age and she embraced the Latino culture of Los Angeles early on. She got her first tattoo at the age of 14 and became a tattoo artist when she was just 16 years old. Kat’s edgy style includes tat ...
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Here's More Of Miley's Butt If You DIdn't See Enough This Week
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It seems like Miley Cyrus' butt has been everywhere this week after the giant backlash to her raunchy VMAs performance, in which the singer dry-humped a foam finger and twerked against Robin Thicke. Now, her butt is back, courtesy of some booty shorts. The 20-year-old singer was spotted out heading to a friend's house to do a photo shoot in Santa Monica on Thursday, wearing denim shorts so small her backside was hanging out. And because she's just being Miley, she paired her underbutt-baring shorts with a matching denim crop top. Seriously, doesn't the girl ever get cold? Later that night, Cyrus changed into camouflage pants and a white crop top to head to Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo parlour in West Hollywood, according to the Daily Mail. No word on if Cyrus was getting a new tattoo or touching up an old one, as Von D has inked the singer on three separate occasions.
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Miley Cyrus Gets Yet Another Tattoo From Kat Von D
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Miley Cyrus has added more ink to the canvas that is her body. On Sunday, the 20-year-old singer was spotted leaving celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D's shop in West Hollywood with a black bandage taped to her upper arm. No word on what the "We Can't Stop" singer had etched on herself this time, but she's already got a decent-sized collection of tats. Either way, she seemed pretty happy with the work, and tweeted: @thekatvond is so ILL pic.twitter.com/Jj5CwB6boZ — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 5, 2013 Though Cyrus has yet to unveil her new tat, we have a good idea of what it might look like since Kat inked the singer with two arrows on her elbow in January, and a miniature rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical heart on her forearm in March.
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Miley Cyrus Gets Third Tattoo From Kat Von D (Stephanie Webber/Us Weekly)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly: Miley Cyrus Gets Third Tattoo From Kat Von D  —  Miley Cyrus just can't stop getting inked!  The 20-year-old singer revealed via Twitter on Sunday, Aug. 4, that she got yet another tattoo done by Kat Von D.  —  PHOTOS: Miley's wild life so far  —  “Tattoo-time,” the 31-year-old tattoo artist …
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Joan Jett honored on Joan Jett Day to kick off the Sunset Strip Music Festival
CNN - over 3 years
Legendary rocker Joan Jett was honored on Joan Jett Day to kick off the 6th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Los Angeles rock radio dj Rodney Bingenheimer, who helped to discover Joan Jett in her earlier days presented her on stage with a guitar. The Gibson guitar was a life size guitar replicating a larger guitar by artist Tsipi Mani entitled “Unvarnished” to celebrate the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival honoree Joan Jett. Unvarnished is the name of the album, with the first new music in more than 7 years, by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, which is to be released October 1st. Joining her on stage when Joan Jett received the Valentine award were Carmen Electra, Kat Von D, Margaret Cho and Rodney Bingenheimer. We have permission to take these images.
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Kat Von D and Deadmau5 split; cheating alleged and denied
LATimes - over 3 years
Kat Von D and Deadmau5 have broken up publicly, with the tattoo artist breaking the news Wednesday on Twitter and the Canadian electronic-music producer following up Thursday in much more detail on Facebook.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kat Von D
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 32
    Kat turned vegan in 2015 and converted her makeup line to cruelty-free in order to appeal to vegan make-up consumers which is the way to promote her product to much larger demographics.
    More Details Hide Details Von D was referred to in the Eagles of Death Metal song "High Voltage", which was named after her shop and is featured on their third album, Heart On. In an interview, Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes said, "I wrote that for Kat Von D, because that girl's bad ass." In addition to cameo and talk-show appearances, her TV, film, and video game appearances include:
    In December 2015, Jackass star Steve-O confirmed being in a relationship with Von D. The pair split in March 2016 after months of dating.
    More Details Hide Details 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. She appeared in the music video of HIM's "Killing Loneliness", Alkaline Trio's "Help Me" and "Black Leather" by Cholo Goth band Prayers. Other musical artists that Von D lists among her favorites include The Mars Volta and Selena.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    In June 2013, Von D announced that she and Zimmerman had ended their engagement.
    More Details Hide Details Von D cited Zimmerman's alleged infidelity as the reason.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    However, on December 15, 2012, Zimmerman proposed to Von D over Twitter, and she accepted, becoming engaged to him.
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    In September 2012, Von D began dating Canadian music producer Joel Zimmerman, known professionally as Deadmau5, and gave him a star tattoo below his eye to match her own. They broke up in November 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 28
    In September 2011, Von D announced that she and James had broken up again.
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    However, in August 2011, Von D and James announced that their engagement was back on.
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    Von D announced that they had split in July 2011.
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    Von D and James became engaged in January 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    On August 19, 2010, Von D confirmed media reports that she and James were dating, tweeting, "I think it's pretty obvious that we're dating."
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    Her record was subsequently broken by her ex-husband, Oliver Peck (415) on June 13, 2008, followed by others; as of November 2008 the record is held by Hollis Cantrell from Artistic Tattoo in Phoenix, Arizona, with 801.
    More Details Hide Details LA Ink ran four seasons, ending September 15, 2011; TLC announced the cancellation on August 18, 2011. Von D has publicly said that the cancellation was because she chose not to continue doing the show. Her first book, High Voltage Tattoo, compiling her artworks and tattoos, with a foreword by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, was released in January 2009 and reached #6 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Von D described the book as "not an autobiography, you know, 'cause I'm too young to do that. But this is just kind of like a picture-driven outline of my career as an artist. So, you see everything from my drawings when I was six to tattoos that have never before been seen." Her second book, The Tattoo Chronicles, an illustrated diary following a year in her life, was released October 26, 2010, and reached #3 on The New York Times "Hardcover Advice & Misc." best-seller list.
    From February 2008 until January 2010, Von D dated Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.
    More Details Hide Details She subsequently began dating motorcycle customizer, West Coast Choppers CEO and reality TV personality Jesse James.
    In 2008, she began her own makeup line, Kat Von D.
    More Details Hide Details Kat Von D provided the female vocals to the song "Rosary Blue" on X, a 2012 studio album by the Finnish Gothic Rock band The 69 Eyes. In August 2013, she tweeted that Dave Grohl and producer Danny Lohner had finished two tracks of an album she had talked about recording as early as 2011. Kat has now launched her cosmetics line in Debenhams in the uk
    She is the creator of the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, which began in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Musink is an all ages Tattoo, Music, and Art festival located in Southern California. On September 2, 2010, Von D opened the art gallery and boutique Wonderland Gallery in the space next door to High Voltage Tattoo. She launched the clothing lines KVD Los Angeles and Kat Von D Los Angeles in the US and Canada in fall 2011, with the latter expanding internationally the following year.
    In 2008, Von D created and launched a make-up line for Sephora.
    More Details Hide Details She has released new collections every year and has expanded her line to include fragrances. In 2012, through Sephora, her New American Beauty Art Tour benefitted the Art of Elysium charitable organization.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    Accomplished in December 2007, it involved a Von D-designed logo for the city of Los Angeles, with proceeds going to the children's-blindness charity Vitamin Angels.
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    She is best known 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.
    More Details Hide Details She is also known for her cosmetics line that launched in 2008. Von D was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. Her Seventh-day Adventist Church missionary parents, father René and mother Sylvia or Silvia Galeano, were born in Argentina, of German, Italian and Spanish descent, respectively. Von D has a sister, Karoline and a brother, Michael. She moved with her family to the Los Angeles area at age 4 and grew up in Colton, California. Von D was classically trained in piano beginning at age 6. She particularly appreciates Ludwig van Beethoven. Kat Von D credits her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg, as an inspiration for her in music and art, and the Latino culture of Los Angeles as a major influence on her tattoo art and style. She began listening to the Ramones, Misfits, and other punk rock bands at the age of 12. She got her first tattoo at 14 and quit school at 16 to become a tattoo artist.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    Von D married fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck in 2003. They separated in August 2007, and finalized their divorce later that year.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2007, Von D decided to quit drinking after it started to threaten her work.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on March 8, 1982.
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