Von D Credits Her Grandmother Clara Von Drachenberg As An Inspiration For

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Kat Von D was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. Von D credits her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg, as an inspiration for her in music and art, and the Latino culture of Los Angeles as a major influence on her tattoo art and style. Von D was asked to work at 305 Ink in Miami when Darren Brass broke his elbow, preventing him from tattooing. She had a falling out with Ami James which led to her being asked to leave the shop. On the show, she gained the Guinness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400. So, you see everything from my drawings when I was six to tattoos that have never before been seen.” Her second book, The Tattoo Chronicles, an illustrated diary following a year in her life, was released October 26, 2010, and reached #3 on The New York Times “Hardcover Advice & Misc.” best-seller list.