Kat became fodder for the tabloids when she began dating Sandra Bullock's ex-husband, West Coast Choppers CEO and reality-show star Jesse James in 2010.
He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew.
He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he co-wrote and directed.
Von D got her first tattoo at the age of 14 and quit high school at the age of 16 to become a tattoo artist. Both books spent time in the top 10 of the New York Times best-seller list.
In 2008, Von D launched a makeup line for Sephora, as well as the Mus Ink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival.
Kat Von D shows off a holiday ornament as she grabs an afternoon snack at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood.