Kat Von D Recording Music Album

October 4, 2011 By:
Kat Von D Recording Music Album

After Kat Von D's TLC show, "LA Ink" was cancelled and she and fiancé Jesse James broke up for good in September, maybe Kat Von D would lay low for a while, but nope, the tattoo artist turned reality TV star turned make-up designer has decided that she wants to get into music.

Hey why not? That's what Hollywood is about right? Pursuing like 10 different careers until people get sick of you.

She told E! News, "I've been passionate about music all my life. I've been playing classical piano since I was six. So I understand the form, but it will be fun to be able to translate a message," says Kat.

So don't be surprised if you hear headlines that Kat has stepped into the studio to work on an album.

She says that since she's a creative person, having tattooed most her life, she thinks music will be just another creative outlet that she will excel at. Okay, gurl! Get it!

"I think it's much like tattooing or the TV show or make-up, my clothing line, fashion. All those things, they're just different outlets to be able to be creative. So music, I think it's going to be one of those things," says Kat.

She cites her musical influences as Guns N' Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Depeche Mode and The Cure and I'm sure I lost half our readers after "Roses." Hopefully she'll take those influences and make a more updated version of those 80's bands. Hopefully.

She says her music will focus on her "dark, more tragically romantic" side. Okay, where was Kat Von D when Evanescence was a big deal?

Kat also talked to Hollyscoop at the Rage video game launch and while she did not exclude a singing career, she kept coy about life after LA Ink and just said, "We have a bunch of different ideas right now...we are working on a bunch of stuff."

Right now, Kat has her own tattoo parlor in Hollywood called High Voltage Tattoo, she has written several autobiographies, she has a make-up line for Sephora, a fragrance line, and she created the music festival "MusINK Tattoo convention and Music Festival."

So what's it like going from a regular old tattoo artist to a full-fledged celebrity with a hugely growing brand?

Kat says she's coping with the fame and "celebrity" status by trying to stay grounded.

"I don't know, I just don't consider myself that. I understand that people recognize me from television. I hangout with my family and friends. [I] just try to stay true from where I come from," she tells Hollyscoop.