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LOOK: Kat Von D starts covering up ‘garbage’ tattoos with huge ‘blackout’ design

Kat Von D has covered up her ‘garbage, drunken tattoos’ with a huge ‘blackout’. Picture: AP

Kat Von D has covered up her ‘garbage, drunken tattoos’ with a huge ‘blackout’. Picture: AP

Published Jun 9, 2022


Mexican-American tattoo artist, model, entrepreneur and recording artist Kat Von D has covered up her “garbage, drunken tattoos” with a huge “blackout”.

The former “LA Ink” star acknowledge that some fans won’t “understand” her bold choice but she is a big fan of the “sleekness and simplicity” of the all black block.

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Urging fans to read the entire caption alongside a photo of her legs on Instagram, she writes: “I’m so happy with how this blackout tattooing by @hoode215 is coming together!

“Today we knocked out my entire upper thigh all the way to my butt (which I would share with you guys the entire tattoo, but you know I always like to keep it PG) ...

“Before anyone starts criticising, I encourage you to remember that it’s okay not to like or even understand things. Trust me, I’ve seen plenty of tattoos I personally would never get.

“And those differences make this world so much more interesting! So no need to comment any negativity.

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“Just know that I absolutely LOVE it, and it’s extremely refreshing for me to see all the garbage, drunken tattoos I had scribbled all over my leg that I got before I became sober, be covered by sleekness and simplicity.”

The 40-year-old star also praised tattoo artist Hoode Philly, who is known for his blackout work, hailing his “incredible” talent.

“Thank you @hoode215 for sharing your incredible abilities with me. Your blackout tattoos are my ultimate favorite! (sic)”

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Plenty of fans offered support in the comments, with some of her followers backing the idea.

One wrote: “And that’s why I love the tattoo world! Tattoos bring so much diversity, and interesting art, even if it’s not necessary your taste, it’s still good!"

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Another added: “Beautiful and timeless, just like you!”

Others questioned the decision, with some pondering how she will feel in the future.

One asked: “Does the finality of a blackout tattoo ever make you nervous?”

And another quizzed: “How about if down the line you regret this as well, how can you remedy this?”