Kat Von D

?? - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )

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She's the star of her own TLC show "LA Ink" based on High Voltage, her tattoo parlor in LA. Some people love her, some people hate her. Some people think she's just a drama queen profiting off the fame she recieved from Maimi Ink and Ami James and some people think she's an extraordinarily talented tattoo artist that warrants the high priced tats; $500 minimum per client. Portrait pieces begin at $1000 per piece.

What do you think of her? Love her or hate her?

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Charlie - posted on 09/30/2010

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LOL i love her style and have several slashed band Tee's so i wouldnt mind hehe ;)

Tracey - posted on 09/23/2010

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The whole thing is fake, I read an article by Ami who said that the clients are picked by the TV company, and they are told to make up or exagerate the sob stories about having a memorial piece done.

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I don't like her hair at all really... I liked her hair back on Miami Ink when it was black and MOSTLY her real hair and didn't look like some sort of really bad mesh birds nest...

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Sunny - posted on 09/30/2010

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LOL Dana I've been sick :'( feeling much better now though :D
My best mate has EVERY inch of the walls in his room covered in her!

La - posted on 09/30/2010

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She is a self absorbed drama queen who wears too much make up, dresses like she ran most of her shirts through a shredding machine, and does inconsistent work at best. There are SOOOO many other artists out there who will charge WAY less than $1000 for a portrait, they will do a much better job, you won't have to be on a waiting list for a couple years, and you won't have to stare at her poorly executed "fashion style" (if you can call it that) while you are getting inked.

Amanda - posted on 09/24/2010

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I haven't really read any of the posts, but I used to really like watching LA Ink (I never watched Miami Ink), but when I saw that Aubrey from Rock of Love was going to be on....and the fact that all the turmoil seemed to be a bit scripted (and annoying) I stopped watching. I just don't know who could run a business like that and not sink.

I LOVE Corey.....he's such a badass.

?? - posted on 09/24/2010

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I forget where I saw the picture... I think I just googled Ami James and it was in the image gallery thinger that google has



Ami and his wife Jordan, their daughter, Shayli Haylen, was born August 3, 2008

Elisabeth - posted on 09/24/2010

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She is a good tattoo artist but not that good. I know of many tattoo artists that are just as good and charge a fraction. I know somebody who spoke to her when she had just started at Miami Ink and wasn't very well known, she was just plain rude, didn't pay attention and couldn't give the time of day. Ami had to call back to apoligise. I loved watching miami ink...and watched one episode of LA ink and her attitude put me off, haven't watched it since. Miami ink so much better...and Ami is HOT!

Dana - posted on 09/23/2010

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I watched the show finally. If my eye looked like that, I'd be sportin' a bedazzled eye patch too.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/23/2010

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All my tattoos are free :P DH charges between $60-80/hour (but normally by the piece). And he's really freakin good.
When Kat came to the Calgary Tattoo Convention, she was charging $500/hour for a MINIMUM of three hours. I call bull shit.

?? - posted on 09/23/2010

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No, not really bad lol but the tat I want, Darryl will charge me $100... so anymore than that seems ridiculous to me.

I'm not gonna spend 3 x as much for the same quality tat (+ the cost of going to Hollywood lol)

?? - posted on 09/23/2010

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I read somewhere, he charges between $300-500 an hour depending on the size of the tat and detail. When he first went on LA Ink he was charging $200 an hour, his rates have gone up.



If I ever get a tat, it will be here where I live, by a guy I know that does tats just as well as Kat and Corey do lol and his prices aren't stupid.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/23/2010

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I don't care for her much. She's not particularly hot (imo). I would never want to get tattooed by her: have you seen how many times she pushes her hair out of her face (amongst other things) with her gloved hand and then doesn't switch gloves? Eww.
She's also ridiculously priced.

Dana - posted on 09/23/2010

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What are his prices? I figure if I'm going to put anything permanently on my body, I'll pay top price for the best guy. I don't see myself going out to LA anytime soon though. ;)

Dana - posted on 09/23/2010

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Nikko is another one who is AWESOME, Dan is right up there in third place. I think I'd go to Corey for black and gray and Nikko for color.

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I like Paulie, he really doesn't seem to give a shit about the drama, he just wants to tattoo. And Craig cracks me up, he's so weird. Weirder than Amy! Ruthless is a tool. And WTH is with the LESS on her name...... Just Ruth. Stupid girl. Thinking she's all bad ass. Ugh ! Dramaaaaaaaaaaa





I do think Dan Smith is a bad ass tat artist though, they should show his art more.

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I used to like her but the fame is really getting to her head. She has gone through a lot in her life and battled addiction which made me admire her even more. Now, it is just a joke and the show concentrates more on the drama around the shop than actual art. It's a shame because all the artists there are very talented. As far as Aubrey goes, well, it's exactly what I am talking about when I say drama. It's the only reason why she is still on the show.

?? - posted on 09/23/2010

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Rooftop was on one of the original LA Ink shows, getting a tat from Kat. He's a BMX'er as far as I know, and I'm sure he only "became Kat's room mate" to stir shit up on the show with Nikki Sixx. I can't believe she left Nikki Sixx for freakin Jesse James :| She went from one pair of sagging balls to another.


Amy, from the other tat shop... with Craig.. that chicks face scares me. I don't understand when I look at her... I've seen her without make up and if she would just... apply it... properly, she'd be a really pretty girl. The whole clown do up though.... I don't get it :(

Rosie - posted on 09/23/2010

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i think she's hot as hell, and i want to have sex with her, lol....other than that i don't like her personality, and the whole thing with jesse james makes me want to punch her. i do think she incredibly talented though.

Morgan - posted on 09/23/2010

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I used to love her too, now I cant stand her, I think the more tattos she gives the worse they get, she used to be great......imo

Sara - posted on 09/23/2010

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I think she's talented, but she's coming off as a skank, IMO. I think it's the Jessie James things, she just really comes off as an attention whore.

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Yes, Dana.....not the episode you have taped but at the end of it when it shows clips of the next weeks episodes, it shows Aubrey walking in the front door. Should be interesting! LMFAO! She was "interesting"......although I thought she was a twit, they weren't very welcoming to her. Why continue to let her work if you don't like her or you're not impressed with her? Kat should have told her, "sorry, my brother made a mistake. He didn't have the right to hire you".......but instead she gave her a "chance" and IMO, tortured her. What a joke!

Charlene - posted on 09/23/2010

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She's a GREAT artist with a pretty crappy personality. I don't watch the shows anymore.. they just don't interest me.

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Haha! Apparently Aubrey is making a comeback on next weeks episode. LMAO! I laughed at Kat's eye patch.....such a drama queen with her spider bite. Serves her right!

Krista - posted on 09/23/2010

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Sigh. Now this thread has made me waste way too much time looking at tattoo ideas.

Petra - posted on 09/23/2010

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I think she's a complete tard... who happens to be a brilliant artist. I have seen a few episodes and Cory seemed to be the only one who was there to actually work.

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I like her, why not.:-)she is excellent at what she does and if you pay that much believe me it will be worth it..her stuff is fantastic from what you see on the tv.I remember one show, were a dads daughter was dying and the picture of the his daughter she maked as hes tattoo was outstanding.She showed such compassion towards the dad , that wasnt fake.I loved her while in Miami ink, i havent really seen much of her LA show.What is she like in that..i am guessing from the comments already not to nice lol.

Dana - posted on 09/23/2010

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I like her, I like her show. I think she sucks at portraits, they're freaking awful. I probably wouldn't let her touch me with a drop of ink. Now Corey Miller, that's a whole other story. That guy rocks.



I'm think her "issues" with Cory are just for the show. The times they did showed clips of the other shop it sucked, they needed someone over there to hold it's own. It's all orchestrated, I'm sure only about 1/4 of the show is "real". Aubry who brought so much drama was on 'Rock of Love', so she was just on LA Ink to try and kick start some "career". I feel the same way about Rooftop, I'm sure he's there to get some face time on TV. So, I don't buy half the drama. Someone obviously thinks it helps the show, I think it hurts the show.

Krista - posted on 09/23/2010

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Yeah, I liked her a lot when she was on Miami Ink. She IS talented as hell. But it just seems that she's turned into a hot mess. All the drama and bullshit, and the way she treated Corey, and yes, Christina, I also heard that she had a thing going with Jesse James. She's just really become unhinged and unprofessional.

C. - posted on 09/23/2010

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Don't like her at all. If she wasn't so nasty and if she had a better attitude, I'd like her again. I used to watch Miami Ink with my husband, but now neither of us watch those shows anymore.



Plus, didn't she have a thing going with Jesse James? That also makes me hate her even more..

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She's on a power trip. It makes her ugly.....but not really because I still think she's gorgeous!

Jo, what color do you like her hair? Blonde? Ugh. THAT was bad!

?? - posted on 09/22/2010

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I hate her hair right now... Dolly Parton's hair makes more sense than hers does at the moment :\


I didn't like how she let Corey go either... she should have said "dude, we want you to come back... I WANT YOU TO COME BACK....... TODAY!"

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Loureen, I think she's beautiful. LOVE the red hair. She's still a bitch for how things played out with Corey

Charlie - posted on 09/22/2010

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Im sure her celebrity adds price onto that tag but i also think you pay for what you get , a good tatt will cost money my next one is going to cost just over 600 after completion EEEEP. :D

I also love Ami James !

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Used to LOVE her. Now I HATE her....she's being such a bitch. Talk about a power trip.

I ♥ CORY MILLER!

Joanna - posted on 09/22/2010

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Being a lover of tattoos and a collector myself, I used to watch those INK shows, but she honestly turned me off from them. She annoys me to no end, just her attitude. She is talented (although there are many more talented artists out there), but I'd rather save my money and take it somewhere without the drama.

?? - posted on 09/22/2010

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That's $500 minimum... if you're doing a portrait it's $1000+... The final price depends on the size and intricacy of the piece. That's stupid amounts of money lol

I don't really have an opinion about her. She's talented, she's interesting, she's weird and she's herself. I'd NEVER pay $500 or more for a tattoo though, not from her, not from no one lol

Charlie - posted on 09/22/2010

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I have a MASSIVE girl crush on Kat Von D !!!

$500 really isnt that much for the work she puts in and the quality , my tattoo artist charges $200 an hour and thats fairly regular price for a GOOD artist here in Australia and who cares if she makes money off drama shes not just a tattoo artist she is also an entertainer .

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