Kat Von D was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Her missionary parents, father René and mother Sylvia or Silvia Galeano, were born in Argentina, of German descent and Italian and Spanish descent, respectively.
LAFD got the call around 4 AM about the blaze at her High Voltage Tattoo shop in… READ MORE AM PT -- TMZ just found a video Nunn posted 10 months ago ...
READ MORE Cops have located the man who made an ominous threat to "go Columbine in Los Angeles" because he feels Kat Von D ruined his life -- but TMZ has learned he was NOT arrested. rambling about things "taking so long" with Kathy, but says he enjoys watching her makeup tips. READ MORE Remember when Kat Von D vowed to NEVER remove her tattoo of Jesse James' face even though they broke up??
Kat Von D broke up with Jesse James last September, but she's still feeling the pain.
Von D was classically trained in piano beginning at age 6. Von D credits her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg, as an inspiration for her in music and art, and the Latino culture of Los Angeles as a major influence on her tattoo art and style. home Monday night -- even dispatching a HELICOPTER to search her neighborhood -- after she received an extremely unsettling phone call ... She began listening to the Ramones, Misfits and other punk rock bands at the age of 12. home and sending her creepy messages on the Internet -- this according to Kat Von D, and now, a judge has hit the guy with a… She got her first tattoo at 14 and quit school at 16 to become a tattoo artist. READ MORE Kat Von D's famous tattoo shop is on fire ... READ MORE A crazed fan has been stalking Kat Von D ... READ MORE Kat Von D foolishly set her own house ablaze in 2010, killing her cat in the process -- this according to a new lawsuit -- and now, she's being sued for nearly a MILLION bucks in damages. Von D was asked to work at 305 Steve-O has a direct DNA link with Sandra Bullock through his new gf -- but he's not celebrating -- in fact, he walked out on a radio interview because of it. READ MORE Kat Von D went off on local news reporters outside her burned out tattoo shop -- making it clear she doesn't want ANYONE covering the story. and firefighters have been trying to put it out for several hours.
Von D has a sister, Karoline and a brother, Michael.
She moved with her family to the Los Angeles area at age 4 and grew up in Colton, California.