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Kat Von D reveals shocking amount of time she's spent blacking out her tattoos after converting to Christianity

Kat Von D reveals shocking amount of time she's spent blacking out her tattoos after converting to Christianity

The tattoo artist has spent many sessions having her tattoos covered up.

Kat Von D has revealed the amount of time she has spent having her tattoos covered up.

The tattoo artist, who previously featured on LA Ink and Miami Ink, has made headlines recently when she began to cover up the many tattoos covering her body.

She said that they ‘meant nothing to her, and had served as ‘landmarks in dark times’.

Instead of having her designs, she has had them covered over with an entire block of black ink.

Needless to say, it takes quite a long time to 'black out' an entire body with tattoo ink.

And now, she has shared exactly how long it has taken to carry out the arduous process.

Kat von D has been covering her tattoos over.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Project Angel Food

This is also not something which can be done in just session - instead it has taken her some 17 sessions to do.

And the total time of those sessions? Oh, just around 40 hours of tattooing.

That's one hell of a pain tolerance.

And despite the extremely long time, she explained in a post on Instagram that she is not done yet.

Posting about the removal, she said: "17 sessions, and almost 40 accumulative hours later, we are about 80% done with blacking out my body.

She has opted for a blacckout tattoo instead of laser removal.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Project Angel Food

"I've been consistently flying out to Philly to get tattooed by the amazing @hoode215 at his lovely tattoo shop @blackvulturegallery."

So if there's still 1/5 of the process left, by my calculation that means that she still has another 10 hours of tattooing ahead of her.

Explaining why she wanted them removed, she said: "I had many tattoos that represented a part of my life that no longer aligns with who I am today.

"Some people are fine with keeping these types of landmarks in time on them — I personally grew tired of waking up to them, and seeing those constant reminders every time I looked in a mirror."

Kat Von D's cover-up extends halfway down her back.
Instagram/Kat Von D

She added: "Also, I really love the esthetic. I know it’s not for everyone but it is very satisfying to me to see a clean slate when I look down onto my arms."

But why a cover up and not laser removal?

She explained: "I actually did start lasering tattoos, and although I think laser tattoo removal is effective, I personally wasn’t a good candidate considering how much coverage I wanted to remove."

The mom-of-one has also recently converted to Christianity - with a video showing her being baptised.

Wearing a white robe, Von D can be seen waiting to be submerged by a Christian priest.

The priest can be heard saying: “Katherine von Drachenberg, upon your profession of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in obedience to His Divine command, I baptise you, my sister, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Featured Image Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Project Angel Food / Instagram/thekatvond

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