A lawsuit filed against famous tattoo artist Kat Von D claimed that she owes her landlord $92,000 in back rent on her tattoo parlor as well as damages she allegedly caused to the property, TMZ reported Monday.
Kat Von D, best known for her celebrity tattoo work and her time on the TLC’s reality TV show “L.A. Ink,” has reportedly failed to keep up with the rent payments for High Voltage Tattoo in West Hollywood, dating as far back as 2020, according to TMZ.
Kat Von D is being sued for unpaid rent and damages at her famous West Hollywood tattoo parlor. https://t.co/YOgmCEMcTv
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Legal documents acquired by the outlet state the landlord has also sued the star for remodeling fees, alleging Kat Von D removed ceiling tiles, stripped the unit of all wallpaper and demolished a wall that once existed in the middle of the shop, according to TMZ.
Kat Von D is also selling her mansion and has made plans to move out of California altogether, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Man Wearing Nothing But A Boot Gets Tattoo On NYC Subway Platform)
After rising to fame on the show “Miami Ink,” Kat Von D transformed this property into the set of “L.A. Ink,” according to TMZ. She has hosted a slew of celebrities in her shop and has gained notoriety for inking celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, according to Insider. “L.A. Ink” aired for four seasons and generated a massive fan following for the star, according to PopSugar.
Neither Kat Von D nor her legal team have responded to the law suit or the allegations against the star.