Kat Von D gives fans an update on her ALL BLACK tattoo cover up (2024)

Kat Von D couldn't be happier about her new ink as she posed for a shock new photoshoot revealing her all-black tattoo cover-up.

The 42-year-old - who first revealed in October that she would be covering up all of her colorful tattooswith solid black ink - opened up about her decision while talking to Inked Magazine.

The star also posed for a stunning shoot showing off her blacked-out arms and back.

'I think I had been fed up with a lot of the tattoos I got over the years for a long time,' Kat confessed to the outlet before noting that she reached out to an artist - Hoode - who specializes inblackout tattooing to get the ball rolling.

'I just couldn't explain how satisfying it was to see all the messes he would clean up with his blackout tattoo work,' the LA Ink alum recalled. 'I think at that time I thought I would just black out an arm, but shortly after, I knew I would end up tattooing my whole body.'

This past fall, Kat posted a video of the blackout process to her Instagram feed, explaining that it took 17 sessions and almost 40 hours of work to become 'about 80% done with blacking out my body.'

Kat Von D couldn't be happier about her new ink as she posed for a shock new photoshoot revealing her all-black tattoo cover-up

The star showed off her shock black-out ink on almost her entire back and arms

The 42-year-old told Inked Magazine, 'I think I had been fed up with a lot of the tattoos I got over the years for a long time'

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The former reality star added a message for the trolls: 'Maybe before commenting any negativity, just remind yourself: What you consider ugly, might be beautiful to someone else.'

Kat got rid of her past art mainly because many of the tattoos 'represented a part of my life that no longer aligns with who I am today.'

'Some people are fine with keeping these types of landmarks in time on them - I personally grew tired of waking up to them, and seeing those constant reminders every time I looked in a mirror,' continued the singer. 'Also, I really love the esthetic. I know it's not for everyone but it is very satisfying to me to see a clean slate when I look down onto my arms.'

The first step in the blackout was covering up everything except theportrait of Kat's father on her arm.

At the time, she told followers how good it felt 'to finally cover up so many of the tattoos I got back when I used to drink.'

Kat admitted they 'meant nothing to me but landmarks in dark times' and appreciated her new look afterward, which was 'nice and clean.'

These days, along with her new vibe, Kat is also focused on making new music - something that was put on the back burner while she was creating Kat Von D Beauty in 2008.

'Music has always been my biggest passion,' she elaborated, 'but I think I let a decade or two get consumed by filming TV shows and running my old makeup line. I don’t necessarily regret all the little empires I’ve built over the years, but there is a part of me that wishes I had released my music a lot sooner.'

And Kat wants fans to know this wasn't a passion she came up with on a whim.

This past fall, the entrepreneur posted a video of the blackout process to her Instagram feed, explaining that it took 17 sessions and almost 40 hours of work to become 'about 80% done with blacking out my body'

'Naturally, people were skeptical when word got out that I was making music,' the artist remembered. 'And I totally get it. There aren’t too many great examples of people who have shifted from the entertainment industry to music that can be taken seriously.'

She continued, 'Right now, we are ramping up for the new album release, followed by a few months of touring. Music is my main focus right now.'

Despite what others might say, Kat has developed a thick skin from years in the industry and doesn't listen to the noise of others when it comes to her craft.

'I think social media can make negative noise louder than the good stuff, even if it is a smaller percentage, but you just got to figure out a way to not care,' she shared. 'Or at least not let it derail you.'

The star told followers how good it felt 'to finally cover up so many of the tattoos I got back when I used to drink'

These days, along with her new vibe, the mom-of-one is also focused on making new music - something that was put on the back burner while she was creating Kat Von D Beauty in 2008: 'Music has always been my biggest passion'

But that's not to say the entrepreneur doesn't get hurt or 'slightly offended' by negative comments.

Kat added that 'most of the time' she is 'just annoyed at ignorance when it comes to haters.'

Meanwhile, the celebrity's physical transformation isn't the only metamorphosis she's undergone in recent years.

Along with moving to Indiana with her husbandLeafar Seyer (birth name Rafael Reyes) and five-year-old sonLeafar, Kat also renounced witchcraft and converted to Christianity in 2023.

'I traded the city life for a simple life in rural Indiana in the middle of nowhere, and I love it,' she told the magazine. 'We bought a nice piece of land where we plan to set up our homestead soon, once renovation of our Victorian home is done.'

Along with moving to Indiana with her husband Leafar Seyer (birth name Rafael Reyes) and five-year-old son Leafar, the artist also renounced witchcraft and converted to Christianity in 2023: 'I traded the city life for a simple life in rural Indiana in the middle of nowhere, and I love it'

Speaking on her choice to turn to faith, the former reality tv star shared on the Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey podcast in November: 'I was just searching for answers and meaning in so many of the wrong places like most people do'

Speaking on her choice to turn to faith, Kat shared on theRelatable with Allie Beth Stuckeypodcast in November, 'I was just searching for answers and meaning in so many of the wrong places like most people do.'

Kat- who got sober 17 years ago - also threw away allher books on witchcraft.

'I don't want these crutches in my life anymore, and that's what really I saw them as,' she continued. 'I just want Jesus, and it's a very narrow road. I feel like all these other, these breathing techniques, or spell work, nature worship, all these things, they're just crutches. They're not really my answer.'

'And so for me,' Kat concluded, 'I would rather eliminate any distractions. And this is just what works for me.'

Kat Von D gives fans an update on her ALL BLACK tattoo cover up (2024)

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