Tattoo artist and reality star Kat Von D is known for her goth look, which she translated into a brand of makeup and other merchandise. Now the 40-year-old celeb is opening up about making lifestyle changes, including moving away from a “macabre” aesthetic.
Kat, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, shared on Instagram why she’s no longer interested in items associated with occult practices. Per Insider, Von D’s former beauty brand offered a tarot-inspired collection and a black lipstick color named “Witches.” Her current product assortment includes a coffin-shaped wallet.
“I don’t know if any of you have been going through changes in your lives right now, but in the last few years I’ve come to some pretty meaningful realizations — many of them revolving around the fact that I got a lot of things wrong in my past,” she began the Instagram post.
“Today, I went through my entire library, and threw out books that just don’t align with who I am and who I want to be,” Kat continued. “I’ve always found beauty in the macabre, but at this point, I just had to ask myself what is my relationship with this content? And the truth is, I just don’t want to invite any of these things into our family’s lives, even if it comes disguised in beautiful covers, collecting dust on my shelves.”
The mom of one next referenced a “spiritual battle” going on, which led her to rethink the items she kept in her home. The photos on the post included tarot cards and witchcraft books, among other things.
“In no way is this post designed to put anyone down if you’re into this stuff, because I think we are all on our own journey, and I love everyone regardless of where they might be at. But right now, it’s never been more clear to me that there is a spiritual battle taking place, and I want to surround myself and my family with love and light,” the “LA Ink” alum wrote.
“With that being said, I want to send extra love to everyone out there, and hope through some of these trying times, you are making meaningful changes in your life, too. Thanks for listening,” she concluded.
The social media comments were flooded with support.
“Mad props for taking time to reexamine where you are now and where you are going. It takes courage to go there and your son is so lucky to have a bad ass for a Mom. Keep it up!” one person replied.
“The light always wins…we are all feeling the spiritual battle right now. Change is near,” another agreed.