Tattooist Kat Von D Leaves California Over 'Tyrannical Government Overreach'
LA Ink star is leaving Los Angeles home citing 'corruption' of Democrat Gov. Newsom's govt
World-famous tattooist Kat Von D is packing up and leaving her Los Angeles home citing "corruption" and "overreach" from California's Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom's "tyrannical government."
The LA Ink TV show star announced she is leaving the state and is relocating to a small town in Indiana where she has purchased a new home for her family.
The tattoo artist said in a Facebook post that, even though she will not be selling her LA home, she will be relocating with her son part-time, citing corruption in California.
“Definitely not ever selling our beautiful home in LA, but with all that’s been taking place in California, with terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so much more corruption, we just felt the need to plant roots in a small town where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day,” she said.
Although she will not be closing her famous shop in Los Angeles, Kat Von D also revealed that she will be spending less time in the city in the future.
“We will eventually be spending more time in beautiful Indiana once I finish doing some remodeling on our new historic house.”
Reaction from fans of the famed tattoo artists ranged from enthusiastic to condescending.
"I left the sheltered, depressing area you’re moving to, so did most everyone I knew,” said one fan.
"I also lived in Cali," the unsupportive fan continued.
"More expensive, but more opportunities in every aspect.
"A lot of people there never left the state.
"Tyrannical overreach? That’s hilarious because you guys never would be successful without ‘worldly’ /Cali attitudes."
“Welcome to Indiana Kat. I love it here,” said another fan.
"Married a Hoosier and we moved back to his hometown 23 yrs ago when he got out of the Military."
"I admire your soul, and yours is truly a beautiful heart! All the best wishes for you and your family,” said another.
Kat Von D’s exodus from California follows a string of celebrities and high-profile business names that have left the once Golden State due to horrific policies.
Billionaire Elon Musk, for instance, recently announced his move to Texas after repeatedly criticizing the COVID-19 lockdown policies.
“Tesla and SpaceX obviously have mass operations in California,” Musk said during a virtual conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal.
"In fact, it’s worth noting that Tesla is the last car company still manufacturing cars in California.
"Space X is the last aerospace company still doing significant manufacturing in California.
"There used to be over a dozen car plants in California, and California used to be the center of aerospace manufacturing.
"My companies are the last two left,” he noted.
“For myself, yes, I have moved to Texas.
"We’ve got the Starship development here in South Texas where I am right now.
"We’re hopefully going to do a launch later today,” he added.
"And then we’ve got big factory developments just outside of Austin for Giga Texas."