Kat Von D explained why she's covering her tattoos with solid black ink
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Kat Von D explained the interesting reason as to why she's covering her tattoos with solid black ink.
The celebrity tattoo artist and famous beauty guru, real name Katherine von Drachenberg, first sky-rocketed to fame for her stint on reality TV show, LA Ink, and has since made quite a name for herself in the makeup industry after founding the extremely popular KVD Beauty Makeup Collection.
Some big changes seem to be happening in the 41-year-old's life right now after she inked out a huge majority of her body art and officially converted to Christianity with a baptism ceremony. Check out the blackout tattooing process here:
Von D has been in a pretty lengthy process of covering up her ink and took to her Instagram story a few months back to share with her 9.4 million followers the latest update.
“Got so much done today!" she wrote over the picture. She also gave her Philadelphia-based tattoo artist, Hoode, a special shoutout for helping her bring the new design to life.
The duo first started working together in December 2020 to cover the tattoos across her arms.
Before her back was covered by blackout ink, she had a tattoo of her mum Sylvia Galeano, the phrase ‘Mi Vida Loca’ and a cartoon of Broadway actor and samba singer Carmen Miranda.
She shared that she got the blackout design to conceal older tattoos that no longer meant anything to her and said the designs were ones she got when she used to drink.
The makeup star had been sober for 13 years at that point.
She captioned her post: "Feels so good to finally cover up so many of the tattoos I got back when I used to drink.
"Those tattoos meant nothing to me but landmarks in dark times, and I'm so lucky to have the best blackout artist @hoode215 cover them up for me!
"Now my arm looks so nice and clean, and the portrait of my Father stands out even more."
While acknowledging that not everyone would be a fan of the new look, she explained: "I’ve been tattooing well over 2 decades and have seen so many tattoos in my lifetime that I personally would never get, yet feel happy for the wearer because it means something to them.
"I don’t think there should be room for criticism when it comes to self expression, and a tattoo is personal to the person wearing it. So thank you ahead of time for being respectful. Much love!"
"Before anyone starts criticising, I encourage you to remember that it’s ok not to like or even understand things," she wrote in the caption.
The mum-of-one continued: "Trust me, I’ve seen plenty of tattoos I personally would never get. And those differences make this world so much more interesting! So no need to comment any negativity.
"Just know that I absolutely LOVE it, and it’s extremely refreshing for me to see all the garbage, drunken tattoos I had scribbled all over my leg that I got before I became sober, be covered by sleekness and simplicity."