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Kat Von D left Miami Ink after a falling out with other cast members, but she is back doing what she does best. This time in her hometown of Los Angeles. She has packed up and moved across the country to fulfill her longtime dream of opening a tattoo shop in L.A. With cameras rolling, Kat Von D gives it her all trying to thrive in a city known for its tattoo scene and world-famous tattoo shops. Kat's highly sought after work is soon attracting a wide range of clientele. Celebrities, musicians, rising stars, tattoo aficionados and everyone in between are lining up for a chance to get a tattoo at Kat's shop, High Voltage Tattoo.

Kat's colorful customers often share the stories behind their tattoos. These happy, sad and sometimes funny tales offer an unseen insight into the tattoo subculture. High Voltage Tattoo is a Los Angeles favorite among many actors and musicians. Viewers see a different side of celebrities away from the limelight in the tattoo chair.

Not known for conventionality, Kat plays by her own rules. Now that she is in charge, she sets her own schedule, chooses her own clients and lives an adventurous party lifestyle. High Voltage Tattoo's success depends upon Kat balancing her business and personal life.

Kat soon discovers that managing a tattoo shop comes with its own set of problems. Kat's no-nonsense approach, coupled with a staff as free-spirited as her, leads to stress, drama and confrontation. Employees come and go as Kat faces mounting pressure to succeed in a competitive industry.

TLC
7 Seasons, 85 Episodes
August 7, 2007
Reality
5.6/10
Cast: Katherine von Drachenberg, Adrienne Ironside, Corey Miller
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LA Ink Full Episode Guide

  • Kat decides to open an Austin tattoo shop with Jesse, and her LA family is fearful that their shop will close. Regret is a bitter pill to swallow when Kat hears Michael's big confession and is faced with the most difficult decision of her life.

  • Kat wants to make some upgrades to High Voltage, but her contractor has his own agenda. Chaos ensues in the shop and on the home front when Kat is in Austin with Jesse.

  • Kat goes to the place she was born in Mexico and Jesse attempts to win the challenging off-road Baja 500 race. When Arianna successfully hits 100 days sober, Kat rewards her with a big surprise.

  • Kat's stress levels reach an all-time high as she must finish a photo shoot in time to showcase her new clothing line.

  • Kat finds out about Arianna's life threatening secret. Dan plays a shady prank.

  • Kat and the crew throw a benefit for the earthquake victims in Japan.

  • While Kat balances a long distance relationship with her fiance Jesse James, she teams up with the designers of her new clothing line to create her wedding dress.

  • The last 9 months has been a whirlwind for Kat - she's had a successful gallery opening, a book tour, survived a devastating house fire and got engaged to her soul mate, Jesse James. The High Voltage crew tries to keep up as Kat starts over.

  • The final preparations are in order for the opening of Kat's Wonderland Art Gallery. Meanwhile, tension reaches it's boiling point at AE between Amy and Ruthless. On opening night, Kat shows up with a surprise guest.

  • As Kat tries to decide if she should go on tour with Nikki, Michael and Rooftop are put in charge of a neighboring event space. The tension between Amy and Ruthless reaches it's climax over a tattoo convention.

  • Paulie returns to American Electric after an unexplained absence, and Craig is forced to fire him. Meanwhile, with Cory's face still in the mural at High Voltage Tattoo, Kat decides to repaint it.

  • Kat auctions off a tattoo for charity. Nikki Sixx interviews Dan on the radio and then everyone goes to see him perform at the House of Blues. Corey walks in on Aubrey getting tattooed.

  • Kat wakes up to discover a spider has bitten her eye and she may have to have surgery. Corey agrees to tattoo Amy and Paulie.

  • Kat is on business in New York at Sephora for her perfume line and then to meet with Harper Collins Publishers. Meanwhile, Corey reveals ugly truth in a magazine article.

  • Kat gets caught in between her roommate and her boyfriend's prank war. Corey cuts all ties when he joins American Electric.

  • Kat decides to bring Corey back after listening to the rest of the crew, but is it too late? At American Electric, the tension explodes between Amy and Ruthless and Paulie is almost speechless when a new visitor walks in.

  • Kat is indecisive about Corey's return so he begins looking for other job options.

  • Kat consults with her team to discuss hiring Corey back. Amy and new artist Ruthless continue to have contention between them.

  • In the season premiere, Corey tells Kat he is leaving the shop but later asks for his job back. Kat is stuck between whether to honor her friendship with Corey or put her business first.

  • Discover never-before revealed details in this special episode of LA Ink as Kat returns to LA to live her dream of opening her own tattoo shop.

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LA Ink News

Kat Von D Makes Surprising Breast-Feeding Admission

She had to count on the kindness of strangers to feed her baby.

Revenge Via FB: Kat Von D 'Thanks' Jesse James for Cheating With 19 Women

"Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year," starts Kat Von D's letter to fans and to her ex Jesse James via Facebook. And it really only gets uglier from there. Hell hath no fury, friends, like a well-inked women scorned.

Kat's Krazy Week: 'LA Ink' Cancelled, Engagement With Jesse James Back On

It's been one hell of a week for Kat Von D. Before the ink had even dried on the stories announcing the cancellation of her TLC series "LA Ink," a whole new slew of stories came out saying that Von D had gotten back together with infamous biker bad boy Jesse James and their engagement was back on.

'L.A. Ink' Preview Clip Shows Relationship Between Kat Von D, Jesse James (Video)

My, oh my. How time does fly. Was it really as long as as 2007 that Kat Von D recovered from being run off of TLC's tattooed reality show "Miami Ink" on a rail by moving back to Los Angeles, opening her own High Voltage Tattoo Shop and scoring her very own hour-long reality series?

Jesse James and Kat Von D Engaged!

Oh no he didn't! Sandra Bullock's ex and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Jesse James is engaged to "LA Ink" tattoo artist Kat Von D after only months of dating.

Almost one year ago to the day, the world was cringing with Sandra Bullock while cheating accusations spread like wildfire. Just as quickly as Sandra accepted her Golden Globe for her lead role in "The Blind Side," her world was turned upside down by Jesse and a stripper from San Diego.