|March 8, 1982|
|Place of Birth|
|Model, tv personality|
Katherine von Drachenberg, known as Kat Von D (born March 8, 1982), is an American tattoo artist, model, musician, entrepreneur, and television personality. 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. 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.
|Height||5 ft 10 in / 176 cm|
|Weight||130 lb / 59 kg|
|Breast/Bust size||33 in / 86 cm|
|Waist size||29 in / 76 cm|
|Hips size||35 in / 91 cm|
|Bra size||38B (US) / 85B (EU)|
|Cup size||B (US)|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||9 (US)|
|Race / ethnicity||White|