Currently making headlines for having one of her Sephora lipstick varieties yanked from shelves due to complaints over its name, this Los Angeles-based tattoo artist shot to fame through her TLC reality show LA Ink. Here are five things you may not know about Kat Von D.
1. Born Katherine von Drachenberg on March 8, 1982 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico -- her parents are both Argentinean.
2. The first tattoo she ever gave was at age 14 on a friend -- a depiction of the skull logo for the punk band Misfits. She used a homemade ink machine rigged up with a cassette player motor and guitar string to draw the tattoo.
3. Her favorite band is Motley Crue and she likes the group's song Starry Eyes best.