Kat Von D
Kat Von D
Real Name/Full Name Katherine von Drachenberg
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kat Von D
Birth Place: Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 8 March 1982
Age/How Old: 42 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 62 Kg
In Pounds – 121.25 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Rene Drachenberg
Mother –Sylvia Galeano
Siblings: Yes (2) Karoline, Michael
School: Provo Canyon School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: Yes (Jesse James (ex),  Joel Zimmerman
Husband/Spouse Name: Rafael Reyes
Kids/Children Name: Yes (1)
Profession:  TV Personality, Tattoo Artist
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Kat Von D is an American model, tattoo artist, television personality, and entrepreneur. She is known for creating artistic designs which are inspired by different cultures and influences of her childhood days. She gained recognition after starring on a TLC reality show titled “LA Ink.” She also established her own tattoo parlor in Hollywood. Apart from this, she has also displayed her talents in the fields of acting and modeling. Today, she is one of the famous personalities in the world.

Well, how well do you know about Kat Von D? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Kat Von D’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Kat Von D to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Nuevo León, Mexico, on the 8th day of March 1982, Kat Von D grew up in a prominent Argentinean household. Her father’s name was Rene Drachenberg, and her mother’s name was Sylvia Galeano. Both her parents were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church missionary. She is also close with her siblings, her brother Michael and sister Karoline von Drachenberg. At the age of 4, Kat Von D, along with her family, migrated to Los Angeles.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kat Von D in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Kat Von D’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 8 March 1982. Though, she is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121.25lbs in Pound and 62 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Not much is known about the education of Kat Von D. She developed a keen interest in piano and also received classical training for the same at the tender age of 6. She liked Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpieces in particular. She also said that her grandmother played a significant part in developing her interest in the field of art and music and was also a considerable influence on her tattoo style and skill. She went to Provo Canyon School for six months at the age of 15 but dropped out soon after because she suffered from abuse.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Kat Von D With Husband Rafael Reyes
Kat Von D With Husband Rafael Reyes

Kat Von D is originally from Mexico. But she migrated to Los Angeles at the age of 4. Her family settled in Colton, situated in California. She was greatly influenced by punk rock music, and she spent a lot of time listening to Misfits, Ramones, and other punk rock bands.

Kat Von D’s active dating life is quite the talk of the town. She married a fellow tattoo artist named Oliver Peck in 2003. After about four years of marriage, they finally decided to part ways in 2007. She then went on to date Alex Orbi Orbison between 2007 and 2008. She was also romantically involved with Nikki Sixx, with whom she broke up in 2010.

Kat Von D met Jesse James in the year 2010, and the two confirmed to be dating via a Twitter post. The couple got engaged in January 2011, but unfortunately, the engagement was called off in September 2011. She then dated Canadian music producer Joel Zimmerman but eventually decided to split in around June 2013, accusing her boyfriend of infidelity. As of February 2018, she married Rafael Reyes. The couple also had a child together in November 2018.

Kat Von D also had to struggle with drinking problems. Alcohol posed a problem in her work. She suffered from loneliness, physical pain, and suicidal thoughts. That was when she decided to quit drinking.

Is Kat Von D Gay?

Although Kat Von D has not given any public statement from her active dating life, we can conclude that she is not gay. Her marriage to her former husband Oliver Peck in 2003, her dating life after that, as well as her marriage again to artist Rafael Reyes all suggests that she is not gay. She even gave birth to her son in November 2018.

Professional Career

Kat Von D dropped out of school at the age of 16 and started working as a tattoo artist at a shop named “Sin City Tattoo.” She also worked in other tattoo shops like “Blue Bird Tattoo” and “Inflictions” in order to polish her skills and gain experience at the same time. She then appeared for two seasons in the TLC reality show “Miami Ink.”

She also launched her own tattoo shop, “High Voltage Tattoo,” in California in the year 2007. She then appeared in another reality show titled “LA Ink,” which aired for over four seasons. This show became the highest-rated program on the TLC channel, with various celebrities making an appearance, such as the likes of Stephen Baldwin, Margaret Cho, and Dave Navarro.

Kat Von D started her own line of cosmetics: Kat Von D for Sephora. She also launched an art gallery, “Wonderland Gallery,” and her own line of clothing, “KVD Los Angeles and Kat Von D Los Angeles.” Apart from these successful business ventures, she also starred in various chat shows and movies like “Pimp My Ride,” “Bam’s Unholy Union,” “MADtv,” “I Love Jenni,” and “The Bleeding,” to name some.

She is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller books “High Voltage Tatto” and “The Tattoo Chronicles.”


Kat Von D is very famous and has earned a lot of respect and success in the filed of tattoo art and industry. She has got specialization in portrait tattoo and her line one is also very perfect but unfortunately, she has never received or has never been honored with any award after becoming famous.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kat Von D in 2024

Kat Von D Net Worth
Kat Von D Net Worth

As per her successful career as a well-known TV personality and tattoo artist, Kat Von D made a good fortune for herself. As of 2024, The estimated net worth which she currently owns is approximately $25 million. She is a well-known figure due to her appearances in the shows “Miami Ink” and “LA Ink.”

From a very young age, Kat Von D did things she could to pursue a career in her field of interest. She started her own line of cosmetics, starred in various reality shows on television, and did some other successful business ventures as well. Today she is one of the most influential television personalities and a famous and immensely talented tattoo artist.


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