AceShowbiz - Kat Von D is bidding farewell to her shop in California. The former "LA Ink" star, who bought a historic house in Indiana last year, announced that she's closing her famous tattoo parlor as she "permanently" moves to the Midwest.
The 39-year-old shared the news on Instagram on Monday, October 25. "After much thought, we have decided we will permanently be moving to Indiana at the end of this year. 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," she first declared.
"This means that, sadly, I will be closing my beloved tattoo shop @highvoltagetat here in West Hollywood on Dec 1," the celebrity tattoo artist added. "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."
"With that being said, we will be celebrating the HvT legacy this next month and a half by tattooing regularly at the shop, and welcome all of you to come and get tattooed by one of my talented fellow artists in the month of November!" she continued. "Appointments are booking up quickly, so I suggest either coming by the shop and setting up time, or going to highvoltagetattoo.com and making your appointment!"
Kat went on to "thank [her] beloved tattoo family that [she's] had the honor and privilege of working alongside." She further noted, "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! #highvoltagetattoo #hvt."
Back in December 2020, Kat revealed that she's not closing her shop in Los Angeles and will not put her L.A. home on sale. She later explained on Instagram Story why she's moving to Indiana.
"With all that has been taking place in California with terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so much more corruption, we just felt the need to plant roots in a small town where there is nature," the mother of one elaborated. "[A town] where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day."