Kat Von D is going to be a mom. The famous tattoo artist announced she was pregnant with her first child this week, with her new husband Rafael Reyes. Kat Von D, whose real name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, is a Mexican-American tattoo artist who rose to fame on the reality show “L.A. Ink” which aired in 2007 for four seasons.
Kat Von D, 36, announced the news by releasing a photo of herself cradling her baby bump, while standing with her husband, and captioned the photo “It’s a Boy.” Her husband Rafael Reyes, 42, who is also known as Leafar Seyer from the band Prayers. The couple met back in 2016 when Seyer asked Kat Von D to be in a music video, and after she said yes he wrote the electronic song “Black Leather” for her, which features her own vocals as well.
The couple married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on February 21, 2018. Von D also explained that the couple already has a name picked out which is Leafar. The couple named the baby after his father and Leafar is also Rafael spelled backwards.
Kat Von D first appeared on the TLC reality show “Miami Ink,” until she was fired and moved back to Los Angeles to open her own tattoo shop. “L.A. Ink” was her own reality show about opening and running the shop, originally with an almost all-female tattoo artist crew. The show ran for four seasons and chronicled daily tattoos done by the shop as well as Von D’s other business ventures and dating life.
Von D also launched her own makeup line in 2008 for Sephora. She has released two books detailing her tattoos and artwork, and both books have reached the New York Times Bestseller List. She is also the founder of the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Musical Festival in Southern California.