Kat Von D Responds To The Negativity Surrounding Her Blackout Tattoo

When it comes to tattoos... to each their own. What some people see as beautiful art others see as poor decision making skills. Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D went on social media to show off her new blackout tattoo. Kat's forearm is now a solid black tattoo, covering up the old tattoos she once had. Fans instantly voiced their opinions on the new artwork, some admiring the look while others were not very kind with their comments.

Kat received so much backlash about the new ink, she put another post on Instagram to silence the haters. She wrote, "Having been in the tattoo industry for the greater part of my life, I’ve seen countless tattoos of all types of styles — but NEVER have I felt inspired to tell anyone “that’s ugly” or “you’re stupid.” Tattoos are funny in the sense that ultimately it is one of the most intimately personal things we can do for ourselves.

But even though tattoos are an outward expression, they really aren’t for anyone else other than the person wearing it.

With that being said, I do love sharing and giving the world a window into aspects of my life — especially when it involves something/someone that inspires me.

But just because I choose to share my experiences, it shouldn’t be an invitation for such negativity.

Yes, I did decide to black out a large portion of old, crappy tattoos on my arm that I posted yesterday, and regardless of what people might think about it, I absolutely LOVE how simple and clean it looks now.

So, to respond to a lot of the noise that clogged up my comment section in my last post: •No, it doesn’t matter that you don’t like the way my arm looks. To each their own. •No, this isn’t bad for my health [but thank you for caring!] When done correctly, tattoos don’t penetrate passed the second dermis layer of skin. During the healing process, our skin naturally filters out any excess pigment through our pores. And no, there is no lead, plastics, toxins in the professional-grade tattoo pigments that we use. Nowadays you can even find vegan-friendly pigments that works just as well, too. •No, this isn’t a lazy attempt at a coverup. It actually takes an extremely skilled artist that specializes in blacking out tattoos. •Before you label something “ugly” or “horrible” try to remember that beauty is subjective. Your idea of a dream tattoo, might be someone else’s idea of a nightmare.

Click the arrow to the right of her picture to see other Blackout tattoos.

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