If they gave Oscars for tattoo artists, Kat Von D would be Meryl Streep. The LA Ink star has tatted up some of the biggest names in the biz, from Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga and even Beyonce! Sure she sometimes has questionable taste in men (*cough* Jessie James *cough*) but her ink art eye has always been flawless.
It’s been a roller-coaster ride of a year for Kat. She started dated famed DJ Deadmau5, even giving him a star tattoo under his eye to go with her very own trademark. They split in November, but then he proposed in December…over Twitter. Huh. Nothing says “I love you” like social media! But she accepted, so we guess it’s all good.
Today the tattooist turns 31 years old, so to celebrate we’ve decided to take a look at 15 of her most famous celebrity clients. You’ll be amazed who has gone under Kat’s skilled hands!
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To be a truly A-list celeb in 2013, you must also have a sexy side-hustle. Sadly, most celeb-helmed handbag lines, fragrances, or retractable stripper pole collections (so bad, Kendra Wilkinson, so bad) are deeply tacky bombs. There are exceptions, though — and we’re not referring to behemoths like Jay-Z‘s Rocawear or Jessica Simpson‘s eponymous fashion empire (they’ve graduated from side projects to billion dollar Establishment Brands). No, we’re talking about random companies that’ll surprise you with their genius! Read more…
This is going to be a tough one, because we know these two ladies have solid fan bases of their own. Read more…
Everyone knows that the holiday season is one of the most romantic times of the entire year. We blame Love Actually. And now it looks like Christmas came early for famous ladies like Kelly Clarkson, Crystal Harris and Kat Von D as their beaus got them all a pretty sweet gift: An engagement ring! The trio all took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of their new rocks. American Idol alum Clarkson flashed her bling backstage at VH1 DIVAs after boyfriend Brandon Blackstock popped the question over the weekend.
Top DJ Deadmau5 took the opposite approach and actually proposed to girlfriend Kat Von D on Twitter this Saturday! The on again off again couple reunited in November after breaking up in September, so we’ll see if the notoriously tempestuous two-some make it to the alter. But we saved our biggest reservations for Crystal Harris, who showed off her second engagement ring from Hugh Hefner last week. Why second, you ask? Because she sold her first one after she left the 86-year-old at the alter last year. Ooof. Good luck, you crazy kids. With all these engagements in the air, we thought it was time for another round of Guess The Celeb Rock. Head on down to the gallery below and test your ring knowledge! Get the answers under the jump.
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Congrats, Kat Von D and Deadmau5. After dating since September, and breaking up in November, the electronic musician and legendary tattoo artist are engaged. But we really, really hope that Deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, was a bit more romantic than meets the eye. As in, we hope he asked her in person before posting this Twitpic:
These kind of stories always give us the heebies. We understand that Hollywood has always been stalkerville but that doesn’t mean that every new episode with a crazed fan isn’t as scary as the previous one. The latest celebrity target is Kat Von D — whose Twitter timeline over the past couple of weeks has revealed she’s back together with Deadmau5 after breaking up over some randomness. Thankfully, that’s a silver lining, because her other daily activities include getting restraining orders. Kat has had to get legal protection against an over-zealous admirer of hers called Michael Nunn, who has apparently been harassing her over the internet as well as physically showing up at her house in L.A. Kat has a a temporary restraining order against him which orders Nunn to stay a 100 yards away from her, which is a good thing considering he has, “delusional and paranoid tendencies, including the belief that the FBI is watching him.” Nunn started his manic spree seven months ago and was constantly contacting her over Twitter as well as on the phone, and even posted her number onto the internet. Let’s hope this restraining order does the job and that he cools down. Stay safe, Kat!
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A tweet for the tweets! Demi Lovato took to twitter last night to shared some snaps of her new tattoo with her followers. “And another picture of my new birdies,” she captioned one of the several photos. The ink depicts 12 birds flying up her arm, trailing the word “Faith” written in elegant script. Deeper meaning or massive George Michael fan? You be the judge.
This isn’t first experience with tattoos. The 20-year-old singer already has the words “Stay” and “Strong” tattooed on her respective wrists, as well as “let go” and “let God” on her feet. But this time around is pretty special the tatt was given to her by former L.A. Ink star Kat Von D! “Thank you so much @thekatvond for my new ink!!” she gushed. “I think it’s beautiful and I love it!!” What do you think of the new ink? Get a closer look in the gallery below and let us know!
Woah, we did not see this one coming. We should have, when Deadmau5 posted an entire album on his Facebook page with Kat von D and his cat Meowingtons, (see one of the pictures on the above right), called “a day with the kats” with a big ol’ smiley face attached to it. We thought it was because they were just friends and tattoo aficionados. But then the photograph that you see on the left popped up too, of the two of them walking around West Hollywood yesterday, holding hands. And then a couple of tweets set us completely straight. Deadmau5 — real name Joel Zimmerman — tweeted a gushy, “Yeah, im love… inb4 I find a f— to give over the Internet implodes over it at least I’m happy! Lol.” He followed it by this tweet attached to the photo you see below, “<3 (and no… thats meowingtons on the left… not a hot air balloon.)”
Our spidey sense tells us that these two are going to do quite well together — they seem perfectly matched with their hip, tattooed attitudes. More so, and this is the big one — they look happy. Lord knows Kat needs someone who is not Jesse James! Good luck, you two crazy kids!
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Ke$ha topped the list of our 20 Worst Celebrity Tattoos a few weeks back when she proudly displayed her inner lip ink reading “Suck It” on instagram. But now the dollar-signed-one might have some competition in Miley Cyrus, who was seen today showing off her new Theodore Roosevelt-inspired tattoo. We say “might,” because honestly we’re not sure how to feel about it. Body art inspired by our 26th president isn’t something we come across on a regular basis. On one hand, we guess it’s a pretty cool quote taken from a 1910 speech in which he said “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” But on the other hand…what? And furthermore, WTF? We know you’re just being Miley, but damn. Maybe she’s still feeling the patriotism from her 4th of July festivities. Head on down to the gallery below to see more celebrity tattoos that left us scratching our heads!
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Ke$ha, you’ve won again. You always do. Though never with a disturbing orifice tattoo before. “New tattoo!” the singer proclaimed on Instagram, displaying both her new “Suck It!” inner lip tattoo and what appears to be a gold toof. While we need some time to wrap our heads around why and to what purpose Ke$ha would get the inside of her mouth inked (Is it a command? To whom? Is it a reminder? It’s a reminder, isn’t it?), we only needed to see the photo for a millisecond to crown her queen of the bad celebrity tattoos, joining the likes of Gucci Mane‘s ice cream cone face ink and Hayden Panettiere‘s misspelled torso tattoo.
Don’t feel bad, every other famous with an awful tattoo! We probably just don’t know about your mouth art yet. Let us know, please; it’s what Instagram is for. In the meantime, everyone else can take a gander at our worst celebrity tattoo gallery. With Ke$ha at the lead, it looks like ya’ll need to start upping your bad tattoo game…
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