Celebrity tattoo artist Katherine von Drachenberg, best known as Kat Von D, has converted to Christianity.

“The TLC ‘LA Ink’ star sat down with Allie Beth Stuckey on her “Relatable” podcast to talk about her journey following the public announcement about her baptism that shocked and surprised many. A longtime listener of Stuckey, the reality star revealed she had been using ‘New Age stuff’ as ‘Band-Aids’ and ‘crutches,’ but neither that nor Transcendental Meditation nor the array of self-help books she read could satiate her appetite.”

When the lockdowns happened … my husband [Rafael Reyes] just said, ‘Hey, baby, I think we got it wrong. You know, I think we got a lot of things wrong,’” she recalled in the interview.

“You have to understand at the time … BLM was going hard,” Drachenberg continued. “I was in the middle of it. Like, I lived three doors down from the mayor of LA, so we had Antifa on our front yard after they threatened to do the Molotov cocktails and stuff like that. So we were just seeing things in real-time, and they were much worse in real life than what [the media] put on TV.”

She added, “I started re-evaluating, kind of going down the list of what I’m doing with my life. And it got to the part of my spirituality, and that’s where I started really rethinking a lot of things.”

Although Kat’s husband hasn’t yet given his life to Jesus Christ, he does attend Sunday services with her at a Baptist church near their home in Indiana.

In October this year, Drachenberg shared a video of her baptism. It was in 2022 when the artist, whose gothic style has gained her much popularity, renounced the occult and witchcraft and became a professing Christian, despite growing up with missionary parents.

“I feel like I’m the best wife and the best mother I can be now because of the changes that I’ve had,” she said. “There’s been a de-programming that has taken place. Things that I used to find attractive are disgusting to me.” 

She added: “I wish I could put into words how amazing those changes are.”

Despite her change of heart, Kat has kept her “dark” style and her friends, some of whom are not Christian and continue to struggle with certain vices. She is also trying to be a witness for her husband, a musician whose lyrics aren’t in line with Christianity but whom she describes as ‘very supportive’ and with whom she shares her own stepping stones so that hopefully, one day, in her own words, he go to her and say ‘Hey, guess what? I’ve given my heart to Jesus.’

There is power in the name of Jesus.

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