Kat Von D Sets Guinness World Record for Tattoos

Posted by Disha Singh on December 18, 2007
Kat Von D at Guinness Book of World Records

Kat Von D makes her way into the Guinness Book of World Records for inking most tattoos in a 24 hours period.

On Friday noon she sat down for a contineous session of 24 hours to ink 400 tattoos at her High Voltage Tattoo parlor. Without food… without cigrette… and with just three breaks… she made the Guinness World Record for a cause as the money collected on the event will be donated to Vitamin Angels. The tattoos cost 20 bucks, and every 20 saved 80 kids from going blind. 400 x 80 = 32,000 kids, she said.

“During the entire 24 hour period, i never ate, and kept my consumptions of liquid to a bare minimum, to make sure i wouldnt have to stop tattooing to go to the bathroom at any point. i put on nicotine patches, so i wouldnt take any cigerette breaks. And during the entire 24 hours i took a maximum 3 breaks of no more than about 3 minutes, to drink an energy drink closer to the end, and to change into sweats at another point and stretch my hands which were starting to ache pretty fuckin bad.”

She also Apologized for inconvenience and Thanked all for being so supportive in realization of this record.

LA Tattoo by Kat Von D
(Photo of the LA tattoo by Ali Miller for

Congrats Kat! 🙂


Kat Von D looking forward to set Guinness World Record

Posted by Disha Singh on December 13, 2007
Kat Von D looking forward to set Guinness World Record

Kat Von D, 25, the head-strong tattooist, who few months back walked out of ‘Miami Ink’ to launch her own show, ‘LA Ink’, on TLC, is looking forward to set Guinness World Record, and she’s imploring anyone who’s interested to help her do it. She is aiming at doing 400 tattoos in 24 hours.

She said,

So, we have been talking about setting the record for the most tattoos done in a 24 hour period by one person, since the Miami Ink days, and FINALLY we are gonna do it, here, in Los Angeles, at my tattoo shop!

Yes, as Katherine Von Drachenberg a.k.a Kat Von D has always shown up as an ideal and adventurous female today, with this announcement at her blog on myspace she has proved it again.

As she has mentioned earlier the record making tattooing session will be held at her tattoo shop i.e. High Voltage Tattoo/LA Ink, 1259 N. La Brea Ave., W. Hollywood, CA 90038; on Friday i.e. 14th December at 12 noon and ends at the exact same time the following day.
As per the rules of Guinness Board, the size of the tattoo will not be less than 2.25 x 2 inches, it will have a minimum of two colors and people under the age of 18 cannot get tattooed, moreover, who are getting tattooed must carry their ID.

Thus, she is going to do an ‘LA’ logo tattoo in two colors – Black and Grey that is approved by Guinness on the people who wants to be part of this event.

Appointments are not required to be part of this event as Kat will tattoo on a first come, first serve basis and will charge $20 for each tattoo.

ALL PROCEEDS go to Vitamin Angels…an awesome group of people who help stop kids in Africa from going blind.

(Vitamin Angels is a non-profit organization that provides supplements to developing countries and communities that are in dire nutritional need.)

The shop, which also serves as the setting for LA Ink, will be closed for regular walk-ins during the 24 hour record making session.

In August, Kat packed her bag to walk out of ‘Miami Ink’ due to the conflict with its Ami James. She was the only female artist/star in their show on the contrary in ‘LA Ink’ it is vice-versa as there is one male and all other females.

We Wish You Luck & Success Kat! 🙂