Kat Von D - LA Ink




Ok... so I;ve been talking with FlyingMammal and there is no way I can do the version of Nikki Sixx in time for May Expo... soooooooooooooo we were talking it over and to still go with her Wednesday 13 I'm going to cosplay this amazing lady... my idol.. Kat Von D.

You're probably thinking "HOW!? SHE HAS A FULL BODY SUIT!!" well, thats where we get really clever and creative...I will use my super awesome wet look leggings for this and my killer wedge shoes that I bought ages ago as they remind me of something that Kat would wear. Then I'll be focussing on her main tattoos such as her facial tats, her finger tats, her neck rose one and her 'Hollywood' with lipstick hip one.

I can use my biker jacket to cover my arms for the majority of the afternoon as the friday is a half day OR I can use fake tattoo sleeves... they wont be accurate but this is more for the fun of it that being completely accurate.

This is someone FlyingMammal has always wanted to see me cosplay, and a lot of my friends do call me Kat Von D when their not calling me Ariel XD! I look up to Kat a lot not only for her artist skills but as person- she's real on LA Ink... yeah she can be a bitch and in the wrong but at least she's not afraid to show that at times and to me that makes her more real than ANY of the so called 'reality tv show celebrities' on tv nowadays

UPDATE: Had a Blast being Kat for the day! Had to use old shoes of mine in the end as even my gold ones rubbed my heels so much they were bleeding before I even got to the train station! BUT BIG NEWS!! KAT VON D SAW ONE OF MY PHOTOS AND TWEETED ME ABOUT IT!!!!
"Kat Von D ‏@thekatvond
@ArielCosplayer oh man! You totally pulled it off! Better than I do!"

HOLY FECKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NIGHT = MADE! Infact this has made my EXPO experience and all the pain on my feet sooooooooo worth it!!!!


MissAriel posted on 7 April, 2012 - 10:58
This is a really cool idea! Do you know how you would do the tattoo's? :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 April, 2012 - 11:56
see gallery and info. ^^ I'll use a semi perm tattoo pen from stargazer to do her main tats like the 'hollywood' hip one, the rose one and her hand tats, ill some temp tats for some of the larger shoulder ones too but ill miss out a lot of them and wear my biker jacket to cover the arms.. im going more for the essence of kat than doing a full body suit of fake tats and be 100% accurate

DuskatNight posted on 10 April, 2012 - 02:05
oo wow. I bet this'll look amazing once it's finished!

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 April, 2012 - 19:37
Thanks! I hope I do it right! I've never cosplayed a real person before!

Anonymous posted on 9 May, 2012 - 18:49
Ahh, I love Kat! ^-^ I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed and how all the tattoos turn out :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 May, 2012 - 19:02
Thanks! I wont be doing EVERY tatto as I'll wear my biker jacket to cover my arms but I'll certainly be attempting as many as I possibly can with the help of a friend who does tattoos lol

lilkimmi27 posted on 12 May, 2012 - 16:42
Looking good so far its quite funny though because your so much like her anyway it will almost be like your wearing your own clothes

FuriePhoenix posted on 12 May, 2012 - 19:52
well I basically am lol! The leggins I already own, the bandana I already had, my shoes are my own... its only top I specifically bought for it.. but that will be worn normally lol. Only thing that makes it a "cosplay" is the wig and tattoos lol

Karakulz posted on 14 May, 2012 - 18:59
Thhis is looking really good! *O* Dem Shooooes, Me Likey >w<

Starbucks dad posted on 14 May, 2012 - 21:36
This is so cleverly done! Amazing

FusionRose posted on 15 May, 2012 - 11:34
I don't normally like "real-life-people-cosplay" but I have to say - you look incredible and so much like her! Being a Kat Von D fan myself, I love this and you've done her so much justice =D Really looking forward to seeing the full thing with the tats ^_^ x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 May, 2012 - 13:59
thanks guys!!!!!! and Fusion- thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu doing her justice is one thing ive always been worried about as i look up to Kat soooooooooooo much

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14th May 2012

new shoes

Okay, so I've had to get new shoes....the shoes I WAS going to use, have started to break apart at the heel. Now I know what you're saying... "just get the heel glued back together in a shoe repairers" yeah I thought of that, but when I saw these new ones in Primark today, I began thinking.

They were down from £16 to £8, the incline from ball of foot to heel is a bit lower than my other ones, the sole on these new ones have a better grip type of sole, where as my others only have a wooden sole that is very flat and can be very slippy on non carpeted floor. Also, I was thinking of this main thing: Kat Von D is KNOWN for having ridiculous looking shoes and glittery ones in particular. I looked at them with a Kat Von D mindset, and knew they'd be overall better than my other ones.

So even though I couldn't afford them AT ALL, I went ahead and bought them anyway (with mom talking me into it!) I have also been a right mood just lately and needed retail therapy. So although off, I initially wanna say "omg these shoes are horrid!" but on I can't help but say "Omg I LOVE tese shoes and they make my feet look soooooo nice!" so yeah...

These are the new shoes I'll be wearing with my outfit for Kat Von D. Something else I thought of... they'll give my outfit a bit color too against the sharp black of my leggings and bandana.

7th April 2012

Her hands tattoos

Now I know I wont be able to replicate all of her hand tattoos, BUT I found a guide to every tattoo she has on her hands, so I'll definitely do the knuckle ones on both hands.

Below is a guide to Kat von D’s hand tattoos:


Top of hand – All-seeing eye engulfed in a ribbon by Kiore Flatmo
Left thumb – Apple tattoo, drunken whim by Oliver peck, f**k u by her dear friend Agatha Blois
Left index finger, below knuckle – Spider, gotten when wasted by Jeff Rassier
Left index finger, above knuckle – K, matching tattoo with sister Karoline
Middle finger, below knuckle – Heartogram, but Oliver Peck
Middle finger, above knuckle – Lightening bolt
Left ring finger, below knuckle – L.A., because the ring finger lead to your heart, and Kat feels married to L.A.
Left ring finger, above knuckle – heart
Left pinky – Two 13s by Oliver Peck on different Friday the 13ths (Oliver Peck, her ex-husband, is obsessed with the number 13.)
Star, by Tom Tilden
Side of left hand - DILLIGAF, “Does it look like I give a f**k?” motto of her life


Right palm - Heart by Oliver Peck
Above knuckles – LTP, Acronym for “Love the Profession”
Right pinky - Pachure cross
Ring finger – TLA, “True Love Always”
Right index finger - LVB, Ludwig von Beethoven
Right thumb - LAMF, “Like a motherf**ker”