Katherine Drachenberg, known professionally as Kat Von D is an American tattoo artist and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink.
Von D was married to fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck, but they were separated and preparing for divorce by August 2007. She dated Nikki Sixx from 2008 to Jan 2010. She later began dating motorcycle customizer, West Coast Choppers CEO and reality-show star Jesse James. On August 19, 2010, Von D confirmed media reports that she and James were dating, tweeting "I think it's pretty obvious that we're dating. " Von D and James announced their engagement on January 20, 2011. Von D announced their split via Twitter on July 26, 2011.