Kat Von D Explains Why She’s Given Up Witchcraft And Embraced Christianity

Kat Von D has opened up about her baptism and conversion to Christianity after giving up witchcraft.
Credit: Allie Beth Stuckey via YouTube & @thekatvond/Instagram

The celebrity tattoo artist has revealed the reason why she has given up witchcraft and chosen to embrace Christianity. 

Kat Von D, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, has done work for some of the biggest A-listers throughout her career – including Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl.

The 41-year-old is also a prominent TV personality who is best known for the TLC show LA Ink, which ran for four seasons from 2007 to 2011.

Von D recently took to social media to share her baptism and that she has converted to Christianity after no longer practising witchcraft.

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During an appearance on the Relatable podcast – hosted by Allie Beth Stuckey – Von D explained that she turned her back on witchcraft after ‘re-evaluating her perspectives’ – having spent much of her youth questioning everything.

The tattooist was born in Mexico, where her parents were missionary Christians and she ‘grew up with God’.

Von D moved to the US when she was six years old and she explained that she soon started adopting a ‘freethinking mentality’, which eventually led to her ‘resenting’ the church.

That led her to be intrigued by practices such as witchcraft, meditation and yoga.

Kat Von D
Kat Von D has opened up about her baptism and leaving behind witchcraft. Credit: @thekatvond/Instagram

Von D said: “I was just searching for answers and meaning in so many of the wrong places like most people do.”

However, just before the Covid-19 lockdowns, the TV personality thought it was time to change her life and she got rid of her witchcraft books, which she described as ‘crutches’.

The ‘I Am Nothing’ singer started watching sermons every Sunday which fuelled her desire to turn her life around and she soon started studying the Bible.

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“[I was] going down the list of what I’m doing with my life and what my perspectives are and then it got to the part of my spirituality and that’s where I started really rethinking a lot of things,” she recalled.

“I came to this really awesome realisation that night that I don’t want these crutches in my life anymore – and that’s what I really saw them as. I just want Jesus.

“I feel like it’s a very narrow road. I feel like these breathing techniques or spellwork or nature worship – all of these things are just crutches. They’re not really my answer.”

Kat Von D
Kat Von D documented her baptism on social media. Credit: @thekatvond/Instagram

The KVD Beauty founder added that she is ‘on fire for Jesus’ and her light isn’t ‘dimming out anytime soon’.

Earlier this year, Von D shared footage of her baptism on Instagram.

While it was a monumental moment in her life that she wanted to share with her fans, some people as you’d expect with social media commented on the post insisting that it was ‘fake’ and that it was a ‘PR stunt’.

Addressing the backlash she faced, the tattoo artist said on the podcast: “I knew that when I posted that video, people would have questions.

“To publicly proclaim this was me setting some things right. Just for me. It has nothing to do with, my church isn’t involved in that thought process. It was important to me to share that.

“This is something I want to celebrate. I want to be open and honest about it.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.