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Katarina Beth Von Drachenberg

Birthplace: Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private
Ex-wife of Private
Ex-partner of Jesse James and Private
Sister of Private and Private

Occupation: tattoo artist
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • ex-partner
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
    • Private
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      ex-partner's child
    • Private
      ex-partner's child
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      ex-partner's child
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About Kat Von D.

Kat Von D is an American tattoo artist and television personality. She was born as Katherine von Drachenberg in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Mexico on 8 March 1982.

Parents: René Drachenberg, of German descent, but raised in Argentina; and Sylvia Galeano, of Italian and Spanish descent; again, raised in Argentina.


  1. Oliver Peck, tattoo artist; preparing to divorce as of August 2007
  2. from 2008 to Jan 2010 dated Nikki Sixx, co-founder and bassist of the band Mötley Crüe.
  3. on January 20, 2011 announced engagement to Jesse Gregory James, American television personality and CEO of West Coast Choppers.


  • "Kat von d is a silver back gorilla trapped in the body of a beautiful warrior princess with superhuman height and powers."
    • "Kat von d will drink you under the table, break a glass at your bare feet in her own living room, sing "pour some sugar on me", then wake up in the morning and do a full body suit in 15 sseconds."
      • "Kat von d is a boris vollejo painting come to life. I can not express how awesome that is"
        • "Kat von d is a 230 karat black diamond"
          • I can keep going if you want.

- chase lisbon

  • "Here's the side of this girl that blew me away right off the bat: She has to tattoo. If she doesn't tattoo, she gets her panties all in a wad, and the wrath of Von D isn't one you want to see. ... If I know this woman as well as I think I do, she'll be the first tattooer on the moon." -- Nikki Sixx


  1. . (official site).
  2. . "She gets under the skin (German)". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2011-01-12.. Translation: Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Kat, your surname is von Drachenberg. That is a German name..." Kat von D: "Yes, there is a castle 'von Drachenberg' somewhere in South Germany, which is owned by some of my relatives. I've got a postcard, but I was never there."
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Kat Von D.'s Timeline

March 8, 1982
Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico