Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D introduced she is formally leaving Los Angeles for rural Indiana, and can shut her well-known LA tattoo store within the course of. 

“As some of you know, we recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA,”  Von D, whose actual title is Katherine Von Drachenberg, wrote on Instagram Monday. The submit was accompanied by a photograph of her with the phrases “Goodbye California.”

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Von D operated High Voltage, her swanky West Hollywood tattoo parlor, for the final 14 years, which was additionally the setting for TLC actuality present “LA Ink.”

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Now, she plans to open a brand new store in Indiana and shut High Voltage. 

“After much thought, we have decided we will permanently be moving to Indiana at the end of this year. We plan on selling our beautiful home here, and I will most likely open a private studio in Indiana once we are done with the house remodel there,” she continued on Instagram. 

“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 LA very often.”

Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer

Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer

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Von D purchased the historic Benjamin Schenk Mansion in Vevay, Indiana, final 12 months, citing California’s “terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so many more corruption” in an Instagram submit on the acquisition. 

Vevay is positioned simply over 100 miles southeast of Indianapolis, and sits alongside the Ohio River. 

Von D is way from alone in making such a transfer. Tesla’s Elon Musk referred to as it quits on California final 12 months, whereas well-liked podcast host Joe Rogan did the identical in favor of Texas. 

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This 12 months, California reported its first yearly inhabitants lower for the primary time within the state’s historical past. All in, California’s inhabitants fell by greater than 182,000 in 2020. Many have cited the state’s excessive taxes, and the way it’s not inexpensive for households. 

“The numbers don’t lie. People are leaving our state because it’s not affordable to live here. One party rule has made it almost impossible to raise a family,” tweeted Kevin Faulconer, the previous mayor of San Diego, in May.