Kat Von D Is Being Sued for Unpaid Rent + Damages to High Voltage Tattoo
Kat Von D is being used for unpaid rent and damages to her former tattoo shop High Voltage Tattoo. The musician and tattoo artist owned the shop in Los Angeles for 14 years before closing it to focus on her music and her family.
High Voltage Tattoo in West Hollywood closed on Dec. 1. so Kat Von D could move to Indiana with her family. While the L.A. Ink star plans to open a new studio once her Indiana home is remodeled, her previous business home is facing a lawsuit.
TMZ reports that Kat Von D is being sued for unpaid rent and damages to the rental property. The lawsuit alleges that while renting High Voltage Tattoo she removed ceiling tiles, painted the ceiling, removed wallpaper from the entire store and demolished a wall that was in the middle of the shop. She also allegedly now owes the landlords $92,000 for remodeling fees and unpaid rent and future rent.
The musician decided to shut down High Voltage Tattoo since she wasn't going to be there. "I didn't think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn't present, and aside from coming back to work on music with my band, we don't plan on returning to L.A. very often," she stated.
Kat Von D was involved in another lawsuit a few months ago when her former employee sued her for trying to make her staff work illegally during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
Von D has purchased a 147-year-old haunted mansion on over 10 acres in Vevay, Indiana where she plans to build her own private studio. You can take a look inside the $1.5 million mansion that was built in 1874 below.