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Kat Von D
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It’s a funny thing about biography pages on websites… they never seem to achieve their goals. Ostensibly, the facts presented seem to attempt to give you some idea of the artist, where they are from, where they are going, what they believe to be valuable, etc. they are intended to let the visitor know better the person behind the work, but usually fall far short of communicating any real sense of their character. They read more like a bland political pamphlet than an insight into their personality, and in doing so, nothing more than a contrived sense of image is conveyed. It is with this in mind and in the spirit of trying to do better that, when asked, I gladly accepted the chance to write this little note and hopefully help those who are curious to know more about my friend Katherine.

So much for the basics of her biography, let’s move on to the what I think really matters, who I feel she is as a person and who she is as my friend. From the moment we met, I knew she was a bright, talented girl with a true affinity for tattooing and our six years of friendship have offered me a view of her life that not only confirmed my initial impressions but exceeded my expectations. As many of you who have tried to arrange an appointment with her know, she’s booked completely with a long waiting list, but what most people aren’t aware of is that long before she appeared on television, she was one of the busiest artist’s in Los Angeles. Her work spoke for itself and each piece she finished brought in fresh interest, this in addition to her comfortable bedside manor had her working at a pace that few equaled. To this day, I’m regularly astonished at her work ethic and enthusiasm for every piece she does, and her endurance, I say with lack of any exaggeration, is extraordinary. She is generous to a fault, incredibly loyal to her family, friends, and those in our business who treat her fairly; and despite all the bullshit that is part and parcel of this industry and the demands she is under, she is generally in a good mood and always finds the time to be there for you if you need her. I am glad to know her and proud to call her my friend.

-Kore Flatmo


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