Celebrating Kat’s 36th birthday, here are 15 lesser known facts about the badass beauty star that are as cool as her tattoos (and her makeup!). (Photo: WENN)
Her full name is Katherine von Drachenberg. (Photo: WENN)
She was born in Mexico in incredibly modest conditions. “By no means did [my family] live a life of ‘luxury’. We didn’t have electricity or running water for a long time.” (Photo: WENN)
Although she was born in Mexico, her parents, who were both missionaries in the Latin-American country, are from Argentina. (Photo: WENN)
She may not look like it, but Kat grew up in a fairly religious home. She was raised in the Seventh Day Adventist faith. (Photo: WENN)
Have you seen her crazy graphic eyeliner looks? She can do that in no time! “I can do a lot in 30 seconds. With Tattoo Liner I can do eyeliner, eyebrow, and, if I want to get creative, a lip look too.” (Photo: Instagram)
She doesn’t follow makeup norms. “My nighttime look is exactly like my daytime look—like I’m going to a super fancy funeral.” (Photo: WENN)
She was an early bloomer! Kat first started tattooing when she was 14. Two years later she was already working in a professional shop. (Photo: Instagram)
She once held the Guiness World Record for most tattoos completed in 24 hours: 400! (Photo: Instagram)
Her makeup line is vegan and cruelty-free and she often uses her social media platforms to promote veganism. (Photo: Instagram)
In fact, soon you’ll be able to wear her vegan creations on your feet too. Kat is launching her own line of vegan, cruelty-free footwear later this year. (Photo: Instagram)
She has a black garden in her house, and often shares pictures of her rare goth flowers, from black sunflowers to black pennies. (Photo: Instagram)
She may look like a rock star, but Kat has said that she is a huge fan of tex-mex icon and singer Selena Quintanilla. (Photo: WENN)
She has been sober for 11 years! She decided to quit drinking in 2007 after it started to threaten her work. (Photo: WENN)
In December 2012 she got engaged to Joel Zimmerman, a.k.a. Deadmau5, when he proposed to her over Twitter, after having brake up a month earlier. She accepted via tweet as well. They split in June 2013. (Photo: WENN)
Last month, Kat Von D shocked her follower after revealing she had married lead singer for the band Prayers, musician Rafael Reyes, who also goes by the name Leafer Seyer, in a private ceremony. (Photo: Instagram)
If you don’t know her for her successful makeup line, then you definitely know her for her out-of-this-world ink skills. She has tattooed hundreds of people and her work has been critically acclaimed.
But, believe it or now, there’s a lot more to the badass Kat Von D than her ink.
The tattoo artist turned New York Times best selling author turned makeup mogul is, evidently, at the top of her game, consolidating herself as one of savviest icons of the moment. There definitely a thing or two we could all learn from the Kat’s meteoric success. And now’s the chance to do so!
Kat’s 36, here are 15 lesser known facts about the beauty star that are as cool as her tattoos (and her makeup!). th birthday