Kat Von D, born Katherine von Drachenburg, is a tattoo artist, musician, model and reality television star. She is most known for her role on the reality TV show "LA Ink," which premiered on Aug. 7, 2007 on the TLC network and ran for four years.Continue Reading
Kat Von D was born on March 8, 1982 to Venezuelan parents in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. She got her first tattoo at the age of 14 and was inspired to pursue tattooing as a career. She dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to follow her dream, eventually appearing on the TLC reality show "Miami Ink." Soon after cutting ties with the shop's top artist, Ami James, Kat was offered her own spin-off show, "LA Ink." "LA Ink" was filmed at her tattoo shop in Hollywood, High Voltage Tattoo.
The popularity of LA Ink brought Kat many opportunities. During the show's four-season run, Kat designed the logo for the city of Los Angeles, launched a makeup line for Sephora and broke the Guinness World Record for most tattoos given by a single artist in 24 hours. She also released a book in 2009 called "High Voltage Tattoo," which made it to the New York Times Best Seller List.Learn more about Tattoos
Kim Saigh is a tattoo artist in the United States. She has also appeared, as a featured tattoo artist, on the reality television show "LA Ink." "LA Ink" airs on the TLC network and follows the workings of the High Voltage Tattoos shop, where Saigh is employed.Full Answer >
The best way to get a great black and gray tattoo design is to find a talented professional tattoo artist who specializes in doing black and gray work. Black and gray tattoos are admired for their intricate photorealism.Full Answer >
The upper back is one of the prime parts of the body to tattoo for both the tattoo customer and the tattoo artist, as it spans across a wide expanse of skin and body surface. Because of the typically large size and hefty price in comparison to smaller tattoos, upper back tattoos take much longer to consider and design before starting the tattooing process.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the average annual salary of a tattoo artist is $32,111. Salaries can differ based on location and experience level. Many tattoo artists start out as apprentices in tattoo parlors to gain experience in interacting with customers and develop their tattoo skills.Full Answer >