Kat Von D’s Show “LA Ink” Premieres

August 8th, 2007 // 9 Comments

If you live here in Los Angeles, then there’s no way to miss the posters promoting the premiere of TLC’s new series, “L.A. Ink” on which the dark-haired, ruby-lipped Kat Von D is featured, in all of her heavily tattooed, 50′s pin-up glory. And if you don’t live here, then surely you’ve stumbled upon Internet ads for the show, with her coquettishly taunting you to watch the show, as she tattoos her customers in her new Los Angeles tattoo shop. Kat, whose name is short for Katherine Von Drachenberg, says that the fame that she’s experienced as a featured tattoo artist on the TLC reality series, “Miami Ink,” has been both good and bad for her career.

“I feel like I have a lot more responsibility as far as showing tattooing in a good light,” Von D told the Daily News. “The tattooing industry, they love me or hate me. It’s different when you’re on TV, everything you’re doing is overanalyzed by your peers.”

Big ups to any woman who can manage to look that glamorous and rock and roll on a daily basis. I remember one episode where girlfriend even went and got a gold grill for a hot second. I feel fancy if I can occasionally remember to throw on a Crest whitening strip here and there.

(Splash)

More photos from the premiere of “LA Ink” after the jump.

(Splash)

By Lisa Timmons
asl

  1. amy

    I love Kat, but damn!!! She should fire her makeup artist. They totally have her looking like a drag queen. She’s much too cute for all that.

  2. cristina

    I absolutely LOVE her!
    MIAMI will sorely miss
    her, but she’s got her
    sparkle back now that shes
    gone home* Ami (miami ink)
    is a complete idiot…

  3. cristina

    I absolutely LOVE her!
    MIAMI will sorely miss
    her, but she’s got her
    sparkle back now that shes
    gone home* Ami (miami ink)
    is a complete idiot…

  4. CousinTone

    Kat is AWESOME. Ami is the perfect stereotype ! What a blow-hard ass-wipe.

    Kat will kick his ass, both with skill and ratings.

  5. CousinTone

    Kat is AWESOME. Ami is the perfect stereotype ! What a blow-hard ass-wipe.

    Kat will kick his ass, both with skill and ratings.

  6. DeadPlasmaCell

    Come on now.. Like this whole thing wasn’t planned out by Discovery from the get go. They realized she was a great talent, looked good and needed her own show.

  7. Kat

    Ummmm….Ewww.

  8. Persistent Cat

    I’m not a fan of tattoos, I don’t watch the show and I don’t live in LA but I have been unable to escape the ads for that show. The print ads have her photoshopped to thinner perfection because she does not look that good in the pictures above.

  9. john ivan

    hey kat my name is john from kansas my wife and i watch your show all the time. we both think that you are a vary beatiful and talanted. if we ever get the chance to come to LA you will be the first person we would want to see. And hopefully get a tatoo from you. Well hope to see you soon from your friends and fans from kansas. bye bye.

Leave A Comment