Hey you lovely beasts,
Today I’m going to talk about the woman who made me want to get tattoos, the one and only Katherine von Drachenberg AKA Kat Von D.
I first got to know Kat’s work through Miami Ink, as most of her fans, I got mesmerized by her portrait skills and bad ass attitude. It was such an incredible work that I swore to my mom that my first tattoo would be made there – and I did it, but that’s a story for another day -. She showed me how tattooed girls can look hard and beautiful at the same time.
Kat went through a rough patch for a few years, but when she got sober her life turned around, and allied with her turning vegan, her whole life got a more positive vibe to it.
If you aren’t into tattoos, do not worry, Kat is far from being a one tricky pony, she has this amazing cruelty free/vegan makeup brand that will leave your jaw on the floor.
I have nothing but love and respect for her and her journey. Getting over an addiction an creating an empire at the same time is a show of immense strength and power that you can’t help but to want for yourself as well.
If you for some reason haven’t heard of Kat Von D, do yourself a favor and go look up her work, you won’t regret it.
So remember to spread the love, tag your friend or family member that inspires you, let them know you appreciate them. It’s all good karma!
See you on the other side,
Big Bad Wegan