Kat Von D Sued For Thousands As She Shut Off High Voltage ‘LA Ink’ Tattoo

Famous tattoo and makeup artist Kat Von D is facing new legal issues in California.

The 40-year-old is being sued for unpaid rent and damage to the rental property she turned into her famous LA High Voltage Tattoo parlor, and she could be forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars.

While details remain scarce, TMZ reported that the landlord of the property is suing Von D for unpaid rent, claiming she owes more than $92,000 for renovation costs and back rent.

Rent arrears were several months in 2020 and future rent due in 2022.

Von D is also being sued for damages, with the lawsuit stating that the tattoo artist removed ceiling tiles, painted the ceiling, removed wallpaper from the entire store and also tore down a wall in the middle of the West Hollywood store.

The makeup mogul opened High Voltage in 2007 after she was offered her own boutique following her stint at Miami Ink. The shop was featured on his TLC show “LA Ink.”

Kat Von D and High Voltage Tattoo were made famous on TLC’s “LA Ink.”
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In October 2021, Von D announced that after 14 years in business, the LA tattoo parlor would be closing. She went on to explain that she and her husband “recently bought a beautiful house on a piece of land in rural Indiana,” adding that “the more time we spend there, the more we realize we feel more at home. than here in Los Angeles.”

She said at the time that “after careful consideration, we have decided to permanently relocate to Indiana at the end of this year.”

“We plan to sell our beautiful home here, and I will most likely open a private studio in Indiana once we complete the home renovation there,” she wrote at the time.

“This means that, unfortunately, I will be closing my beloved tattoo shop [High Voltage] here in West Hollywood on December 1st. I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t around, and other than coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on going back to LA very often.”

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