Kat Von D’s Future Career: “Creepy Old Gypsy Woman”

Kat Von D sat down to talk with creativeloafing.com about being a woman in the male dominated world of tattooing and her latest artistic endeavors. But the most interesting part of the interview came when she was asked about her plans for the future:

“I just plan on being a creepy, old gypsy woman that lives in some castle with my hairless cat. I’ll never stop tattooing ever, but as far as doing the show, if I one day stop doing it, or when I do, it’ll free my time up a lot. I just love the accordion. I want to learn how to play it. I’m going to teach myself.”

Thankfully, Kat's creepy gypsy future is a distant dream as this Goth bombshell has been super busy working on photography projects, oil painting, sewing and a new book! When talking about her photography, Kat Von D says she's thinking about releasing her photographs under a pseudonym:

“The photography stuff I’m probably going to put out under an alias. Like some guy’s name or something. Every time I’ve put up my photography, it’s like people can’t look at it without associating it with Kat. I just want you to look at it and if you like it, you like it. And if you don’t, you don’t."

Kat's frank style has also served her well as a female tattoo artist in the very macho industry, and hopefully inspired other women along the way:

“I think earlier in my career, prior to this show and stuff, I definitely had to work 110 percent to be regular or be thought of as a respected tattoo artist. That’s OK. You know, when it comes down to it, I know I give my tattoos 100 percent and I know they look good. I don’t think it was until after the show came out that I realized how much of a positive influence it would be on women. I mean, not that people want to be tattoo artists, but women in general. Having my cast, my crew that is prominently female on the show, are really showing people that, for lack of a better term, you can do it.”