Kat Von D’s Journey to Faith

The tattoo artist and TV star is “on fire for Jesus.”

Celebrity tattoo artist Kat von D (Katherine von Drachenberg) recently shared details about her conversion to Christianity. The “LA Ink” star, musician, and entrepreneur, sat down with Allie Beth Stuckey on her “Relatable” podcast to discuss her experience, of questioning old beliefs and exploring spirituality, her recent baptism, and ultimately finding solace in Jesus.

Kat Von D’s journey towards Christianity began in 2020 amidst the Covid-19 lockdowns. During this time, her husband (Rafael Reyes) sparked a conversation that challenged her worldview. “My husband said, ‘Hey, baby, I think we got it wrong. You know, I think we got a lot of things wrong,’” Kat recalled.

Initially resistant, Kat started questioning her perspectives and beliefs, re-evaluating her spirituality, and seeking answers to her most profound questions.

“I started re-evaluating, going down the list of what I’m doing with my life. And it got to the part of my spirituality, and that’s where I started rethinking a lot of things…I feel like I’m the best wife and mother I can be now because of the changes that I’ve had,” she said. “There’s been a de-programming that has taken place. Things that I used to find attractive are disgusting to me.”

During the podcast interview, Kat highlights the significance of finding faith as an adult and recognizes that proper understanding and love for Jesus came from exploration. She cherishes adult faith’s depth and meaning because it is a conscious choice rather than a mere tradition.

“I’m on fire for Jesus… I don’t plan on this dimming out,” she said. “The more and more I learn, the more and more excited I get.”

Kat von D via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 2.0

After Kat publicly shared her baptism video, she faced criticism from people within the Christian community. Comments ranged from questioning the authenticity of her baptism to accusing her of using the moment for publicity.

Her decision to document the event was intentional, marking an important milestone in her spiritual journey. She intended to share the video to celebrate her personal milestone and make amends with her followers.

“There’s also a part for me is making amends with my followers because, for so many years, I’ve been putting out a certain message that makes me sad that I was ever even a part of, you know?” she said.

Kat also emphasizes her desire to share her faith more subtly, one-on-one. While she recognizes the impact of influential speakers and pastors, Von D feels called to be a quiet witness in her everyday interactions.

“I don’t plan on being Evangelical in a sense of like posting about my faith or, you know, like to be honest outside of talking to you, I don’t plan too much to talk about it, and that’s just my own where I’m at with it,” she concluded.

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