Kat Von D: Tattoos, Eyeshadow, Contour, Foundation (Net Worth)

How much is Kat Worth?

One of the most expensive and famous tattoo artists in the States, Katherine von Drachenberg, is an Argentine-American, who is worth $5 Million.

Widely recognized as at Von D, she is also a model, musician, TV personality and a businesswoman. Kat is best known for her TV show LA Ink. She also owns a makeup line named after her.

Kat who is a vegan and an animal right activist is an idol for not only vegans but many many young people.


Early Life

Katherine von Drachenberg is originally from Montemorelos, Mexico but has ancestry of German, Spanish, Italian and Argentine from her parent’s side.

She is the daughter of René and Silvia Drachenberg and was born on 8th March of 1982. She has a younger brother named Michael von Drachenberg and a younger sister named Karoline von Drachenberg.

When Kat was 4, she moved to LA with her parents and grew up in Colton of California with her siblings.


Kat attended school but quit at the age of 16 as she wanted to become a tattoo artist. Furthermore, she was artistic from a very young age and started to play the piano from the age of 6.

Early Career

As mentioned above, Kat became a tattoo artist after quitting school when she was 16.


On Television

Katherine entered TV through Miami Ink (TV show), as a replacement for one of the tattoo artists. She appeared on the show for two seasons but later was asked to leave the shop because of a dispute with Ami James.

Later she got her TV show called ‘LA Ink’ which mostly centered her work at her High Voltage Tattoo (Tattoo Shop). During her show aired, she also created a word record for most tattoos given in 24 hours by a person. However, the record has already been broken twice.

Apart from the two shows, D has appeared in many other TV shows like ‘Life in Pieces,’ ‘The Bleeding, MADtv,’ ‘Pimp My Ride’ and others.

Kat Von D Beauty and Other Ventures

Furthermore, Kat released her first book titled ‘High Voltage Tattoo’ in January of 2009. The book was a compilation of Kat’s tattoos and artworks. The book included her childhood drawings and some of her unseen works. Later on 26th October of 2010, she released her second book. The title of the book is ‘The Tattoo Chronicles’ and is one of the best sellers.

In 2008, Kat collaborated with Sephora and released her makeup line ‘Kat Von D Beauty.’ The makeup line is exclusive to Sephora but is one of the most favorite lines in the States. With time, her line has expanded, and now also includes fragrances.

Kat made an announcement in June of 2016 that her entire line would be made vegan. Furthermore, through her makeup line, Kat has also indulged in many projects to helps charity. Like in 2016, she released lipsticks which were limited edition and was titled ‘Project Chimps.’ 20% of sales of the lipstick went to an organization for chimpanzees.

Additionally, Kat is also the founder of Tattoo Convention and Music Festival. The festival began in 2008 and took place in Southern California for all ages.

Moreover, in 2011, Kat also launched her clothing line Kat Von D Los Angeles and KVD, Los Angeles. The line initially released in Canada and Stated only but later got expanded internationally.

Personal Information

Name Katherine von Drachenberg
Birthdate March 8, 1982
Birth Place Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico
Profession TV Personality, Tattoo Artist, Businesswoman
Mother’s Name Sylvia Drachenberg
Father’s Name René Drachenberg
Siblings Karoline and Michael von Drachenberg
Height 5’ 9″ (176cm)
Weight 61 kg (135 lbs)
Body Measurement 36-28-36 in
Horoscope Pisces
 Net Worth $5 Million

Dating and Marriage

In the year 2003, Katherine for married to Oliver Peck who is also a tattoo artist. But they split in August of 2007.

After a year, she started to date Nikki Sixx but broke up with him in starting of 2010. She again was rumored to be dating Jesse James of West Coast Choppers which she later confirmed through a tweet.

The duo was announced to be getting engaged in January of 2011, but they separated in July. However, Kat again announced that they were getting engaged in August but again broke up in September.

She also dated Joel Zimmerman and had an on and off relationship with him too.

Alcoholism and going vegan

Katherine was an alcoholic but decided to quit in July of 2007 as it was creating problems in her work. Since the date, she has been completely sober.

Kat Von D is a vegan and is against animal cruelty. She shows her support to veganism through her posts on social media.

Social Reach

Katherine has 2.04 million fans on Twitter. 3.2 million people also follow her on Instagram.

Net Worth

Kat has a gross income of $5 Million.

Rumors and Controversies

Kat got into an uncertain situation after she suddenly went against her former best friend, Jeffree Star. She explained why she was breaking all relationship with him. Jeffree Star’s response to the video made even a bigger controversy.

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