By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Kat Von D is closing her High Voltage tattoo parlor in Los Angeles after 14 years.
The tattoo artist, 39, took to Instagram on Monday to detail the end of an era as she moves to Indiana.
“As some of you know, we recently bought a nice house on a piece of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend there the more we realize we feel more at home there. “down than here in LA,” said the LA Ink personality, who shares two-year-old son Leafar with her husband Rafael Reyes.
The latest: Kat Von D, 39, is closing her Los Angeles High Voltage tattoo parlor after 14 years. She was pictured in 2019 in LA
“After careful consideration, we have decided to relocate to Indiana permanently at the end of this year,” she said. “We are planning to sell our beautiful home here, and I will most likely open a private studio in Indiana once we finish renovating the house there. “
Kat said she plans to close her “beloved tattoo shop” on December 1 following the move.
“I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t present,” she said, “and other than coming back to work on the music with my band, we don’t plan to go back to LA very often. ‘
Kat noted that the shop will continue to book appointments until next month, adding, “I also strongly suggest following my fellow talented artists to see where they end up going on their journey!” “
Kat said she plans to close her ‘beloved tattoo shop’ on December 1 following the move
She shared a photo of herself with the text “Goodbye California! ”
Kat thanked her to her “beloved tattoo family” with whom she “had the honor and privilege to work,” as well as to the “wonderfully supportive people” who have been clients.
Along with the post, Kat shared images of the establishment, as well as tattoo artists alongside their artwork.
Kat initially opened the tattoo store in 2007 after appearing on the TLC Miami Ink reality show.
Kat initially opened the tattoo shop in 2007 after appearing on the TLC Miami Ink reality show.
She shared images of the facility she spent 14 years at
Last year, she said in a social media post that she intended to leave California for a number of reasons.
“With everything that has happened in California with terrible policies, tyrannical government excesses, ridiculous taxes, among so much corruption, we just felt the need to plant some roots in a small town where there is nature, where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day, ”she said.