High Voltage Tattoo will close on December 1.
Kat Von D will soon be saying goodbye to her “beloved” tattoo parlor.
On Monday, the tattoo artist took to Instagram to reveal that she will be closing her Los Angeles tattoo store, High Voltage Tattoo, on December 1. In her article, Kat, 39, explained why she decided to close the doors of the studio after the 14 years of activity.
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“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 here in LA,” began Kat, who shares her 2-year-old son Leafar with her husband Rafael Reyes.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to move permanently to Indiana at the end of this year,” she continued. “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. “
The former reality TV star added, “This means that unfortunately I will be closing my beloved @highvoltagetat tattoo store here in West Hollywood on December 1st. I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t there, and other than coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on coming back to LA very often. “
Kat went on to say that she “will be celebrating the HvT legacy this month and a half next,” encouraging her subscribers to make an appointment to “come get a tattoo from one of the [her] talented fellow artists’ next month. She added, “I also strongly suggest following my talented fellow artists to see where they end up going on their journey! “
Concluding his post, the alum from “LA Ink” expressed his gratitude to his colleagues as well as to the customers and supporters of the store.
“I want to thank my beloved family of tattoo artists with whom I have had the honor and privilege to work,” Kat wrote. “And a very special THANK YOU to all of you who support you wonderfully and have come through @highvoltagetat over the years!” Whether you came to get a tattoo, buy a t-shirt or just take a picture and say hello, I love you for showing my little shop so much love! “
“Thank you for 14 years of love + tattoo! ” she said.
In her post above, Kat shared a series of photos, the first being a photo of herself with the words “Goodbye California!” Other images included a photo of herself tattooing her husband, a photo of a dog posing in front of a mural outside the store, an “LA Ink” sign and a slideshow featuring photos of High Voltage Tattoo products. . Kat also showcased several of the shop’s tattoo artists, posting side-by-side photos of the artist alongside a photo of their work.
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The reality show “LA Ink” focused on Kat and the artists of High Voltage Tattoo. Season 3 also featured competing store, American Electric. “LA Ink” ran for four seasons on TLC from 2007 to 2011.
Meanwhile, last December, Kat announced on Instagram that she and her husband bought a historic home in Vevay, Indiana. After sharing her post, Kat was immediately inundated with questions from her fans, many of whom wondered what would happen to her family’s tattoo parlor and current Gothic house in Hancock Park.
At the time, Kat said they were not selling – and had no intention of selling – their Los Angeles home and that she would not be closing the store.
“I will certainly never sell our beautiful home in Los Angeles, but with everything that has happened in California, with terrible policies, a tyrannical government, ridiculous taxes, among so many other corruption, we just felt the need to plant 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 wrote on her Instagram story.
In February 2018, Kat married Rafael, also known as Leafar Seyer, who is half of electronic rock duo, Prayers. The couple welcomed their son in November 2018.