Famous tattoo artist and entrepreneur Kat Von D has announced that she plans to relocate to Southern Indiana permanently, saying she will close her iconic Los Angeles tattoo parlor later this year.
Kat Von D, real name Katherine Von Drachenberg, made the announcement on social media Wednesday:
Von D says she will likely open a private studio in Indiana once she finishes renovating a home she bought in the town of Vevay, located about an hour from Louisville and Cincinnati, along from the Indiana-Kentucky border.
The decision to move permanently to Indiana means the artist will close her High Voltage tattoo store on December 1, she said.
“I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t there, and other than coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on coming back to LA very often,” she said in the post.
In an Instagram story last year, the artist criticized California’s “terrible policies” and “tyrannical government” and said she wanted to be closer to nature in the Midwest. She bought a $ 1.8 million house in southern Indiana around this time, according to reports.
Kat Von D rose to fame after appearing on the TLC reality show “LA Ink”. The show ran for four seasons and established her as one of the country’s most famous tattoo artists.
She also released several songs as part of her music career and also ran a beauty product line for a while before selling the brand in January 2020.