I love writing about tattoos and tattoo artists. As a fan of Kat Von D, I've been fascinated by her tattoos for years.
Kat Von D is covered in tattoos, literally. The former star of TLC's LA Ink and Miami Ink has tattoos on her back, arms, hands, legs, fingers, you name it. It's kind of hard to see her body art as she's working on the show but here is a breakdown of some of them.
Many of them were done by her ex-husband Oliver Peck. I assume she'll have some of those covered, especially his name on her neck and the portrait she has of him on her leg.
Kat began getting tattoos as a young teen. Her first was a horrible, large one on her upper left arm that she had removed with a laser to make room for a prettier tattoo.
This is a picture of her without her tattoos showing. In this photo shoot for Sephora cosmetics, she wore body makeup to hide them.
She has symbols and letters on her fingers and both hands. Here's what they stand for:
- The heart-like tattoo is the symbol of the band HIM.
- The "LvB" tattoo stands for Ludwig Von Beethoven.
- The L.T.P. across the fingers of her right hand stands for "Loyal To Profession."
- The "TLA" means true love always.
- She also had P. E. C. K. across her fingers, for her ex-husband Oliver Peck.
On the back of her left hand, she has a 3D looking eye decorated with ribbon. The tattoo on her right thumb is the state of California with a star where LA would be. On the inside of that same hand, she has a decorative heart on her palm done by her ex-husband.
Kat has a portrait of her mother across her left shoulder. She calls her mom an inspiration for her love of all things feminine, like makeup, pretty shoes, etc.
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Across her back she has a tattoo that says "Mi Vida Loca" or my crazy life. She also has a Carmen Miranda tattoo on the back of her neck.
Her black and white portrait of a 1940s Vargas painting on her upper left arm was done at the age 18. On that same arm, she has a portrait tattoo of her sister Carolyn. Her sister reciprocated by getting a portrait of Kat on her arm.
Kat got Oliver's name tattooed on her neck as a surprise for him after they were married. At the time they both worked in Dallas. Oliver also got her name on his stomach.
She later added roses around the side of her neck, courtesy of True Tattoo. She also has a little floral design under her chin, three dots under one eye and star tattoos on her eyelids.
Kat had a portrait of Oliver on her left leg and a large Japanese fan and floral design on her upper thigh. That same leg has a colored, realistic-looking heart.
Near her knee she has a decorative skull. Her 'reindeer getting shot' tattoo was pretty random. She 'won' it during a flip a quarter game.
Which are your favorites?
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anonymous on December 04, 2012:
I like Kat and Chris and I watch them on Miami Ink. She is a great people artist (tattooist). I should be so lucky to be as gifted as Kat.
anonymous on November 06, 2012:
I like art ..really, just think tats are uuugly. looks like silly putty art, right?. too bad cause she was attractive before she inked herself up..
Andrejk on September 26, 2012:
Very nice lens, great job!
Alana-r on August 22, 2012:
She is very talented, i love all of her tatt's. Great Lens!
LadyKeesh on July 20, 2012:
All of them.
evitaa on March 18, 2012:
Love it! Starry Eyes & Sister Tattoos are my favorite.
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