These were snapped @ the launch party for Verizon Palm Centro. Kat Von D was on hand w/out her freaky half (Nikki Sixx).
Here’s some personal history on Ms. Von D…
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Von D moved to the United States when she was four, settling in Colton, California. Her father René von Drachenberg is of German descent and her mother, Sylvia Galeano has Italian roots. Both were born in Argentina. She speaks fluent Spanish and English. She has a brother Michael and a sister named Karoline.
Growing up in the Inland Empire, she made her first tattoo in 1996 with a homemade rig at age 14, the skull logo of the punk band Misfits.. In 1998, she began working in her first professional shop, Sin City Tattoo. This was a great period of growth in her work and led to her eventually moving to True Tattoo for a chance to work with Clay Decker and Chris Garver. This afforded her the opportunity to live and work in Hollywood, Los Angeles. While working at True Tattoo, Von D met her ex-husband, Oliver Peck, and occasionally worked at his tattoo shop “Elm Street Tattoo” in Dallas, Texas. [Wiki]