Excessive Voltage Tattoo can be shutting its doorways on December 1.
Kat Von D will quickly be saying goodbye to her “beloved” tattoo parlor.
On Monday, the tattoo artist took to Instagram to disclose that she can be closing her Los Angeles tattoo store, Excessive Voltage Tattoo, on December 1. In her submit, Kat, 39, defined why she has determined to shut the studio’s doorways after 14 years of enterprise.
“As some of you know, we recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA,” started Kat, who shares 2-year-old son Leafar with husband Rafael Reyes.
“After much thought, we have decided we will permanently be moving to Indiana at the end of this year,” she continued. “We plan on selling our beautiful home here, and I will most likely open a private studio in Indiana once we are done with the house remodel there.”
The previous actuality star added, “This means that, sadly, I will be closing my beloved tattoo shop @highvoltagetat here in West Hollywood on Dec 1. I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t present, and aside from coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on returning to LA very often.”
Kat went on to share that she “will be celebrating the HvT legacy this next month and a half,” encouraging her followers to make appointments to “come and get tatted by one of [her] talented fellow artists” subsequent month. She added, “I also strongly suggest following my talented fellow artists to see where they end up going in their journey!”
Concluding her submit, the “LA Ink” alum expressed her gratitude to her co-workers in addition to the store’s prospects and supporters.
“I’d like to thank my beloved tattoo family that I’ve had the honor and privilege of working alongside,” Kat wrote. “And a very special THANK YOU to all you wonderfully supportive folks who have come through @highvoltagetat over the years! Whether you came by to get tattooed, buy a tshirt, or just take a photo and say hi, I adore you for showing my little shop so much love!”
“Thank you for 14 years of love + tattooing!” she stated.
In her submit, above, Kat shared a collection of pictures, with the primary being a shot of herself alongside the phrases “Goodbye California!” Different pictures included a shot of herself tattooing her husband, a photograph of a canine posing in entrance of a mural outdoors the store, an “LA Ink” signal and a slideshow that includes pics of Excessive Voltage Tattoo merchandise. Kat additionally showcased a number of of the store’s tattoo artists, posting side-by-side pictures of the artist alongside a shot of their work.
The fact present “LA Ink” centered on Kat and the artists at Excessive Voltage Tattoo. Season 3 additionally featured the competitor store, American Electrical. “LA Ink” ran for 4 seasons on TLC from 2007 to 2011.
In the meantime, final December, Kat announced on Instagram that she and her husband had bought a historic residence in Vevay, Indiana. After sharing her submit, Kat was instantly inundated with questions from her followers, a lot of whom questioned what would occur to the tattoo store and her household’s present gothic residence in Hancock Park.
On the time, Kat stated they weren’t promoting — and had no plans to promote — their Los Angeles residence and that she would not be closing the store.
“Definitely not ever selling our beautiful home in LA, but with all that has been taking place in California, with terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so many more 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 referred to as Leafar Seyer, who’s one half of the digital rock duo, Prayers. The couple welcomed their son in November 2018.