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The collection of cosmetics tattoo of celebs like Miley Cyrus arrives at Spain from the hand of Sephora. And she’s been in our newsroom to answer your question

She has tattooed Miley Cyrus , Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato ; it’s creative mecca of tattoos in the United States or what is the same, High Voltage Tattoo ; She has triumphed on American television with two realities dedicated to the world of tattoo, Miami Ink and LAInk , and has created a super successful makeup line with her ​​name finally arrives in Spain. What does the hand of Sephora (Spain is the first European country in which landed) and all this after having swept in sales in the United States, where its products, especially lipsticks and eyeliners are real objects of worship.
She is Kat Von D, Mexican by birth but based in Los Angeles from an early age. To celebrate this major release -Sephora is preparing two VIP events for their fans in Madrid and Barcelona on 7 and 9 October-, the queen of tattoo has been in our newsroom answering your questions. Over its history, its line of makeup and her passion for makeup and tattoos (not known how many have in your body, never has had). “The red of my lips was what made ​​me think of Sephora to create a makeup line,” says Kat when he talks about creating your online beauty in 2008.
And Kat loves anything that involves makeup. He began to flirt with the products make up her mother at age 12 and now, when creating their looks, seeks inspiration in everything around him, including “a pair of shoes.” “It has always inspired me to see how other women wore my products to create their own looks. My mom wears makeup as I do, but in a totally different way, “says fun. This is what he told us Kat. And he sums up.

What led you to never give up and follow your dreams and get what you have today? Michelle.

The idea that one day I might be able to impress myself. I just want to improve every day and that’s exciting enough for me to remain fighter.

Could you tell us your favorite artists when inspiration?

Carravaggio, Rembrandt, Kevin LLewellyn, Odd Nerdrum y Gottfried Helnwein.

Nereida my name and my question is for Kat: When finally you relax after a full day of work, do you think, how they feel about you living your days? Thank you for the opportunity to ask a question. It’s a really wonderful person.

Every day is a gift. No matter how many mistakes you made or how many there have been challenges, but when the day is over I’m filled with gratitude, even though you have been alone with my kitten.

Like listening to music while working (tatuas, draw or create new makeup products) or will you be silent? If listening to music what do you prefer?

I like listening to music anytime. I like everything from Beethoven to Slayer. But lately I’ve been listening to a band called IAMX.

What is your favorite tattoo?

The portrait of my dad.

For Kat Von D: Have you ever composed a melody in the wake of a dream or nightmare? Or you have drawn or tatuado.tus dreams or nightmares?

The ideas of art and music come to me constantly. But all I could wish is to have a brainstorming more often!

Hello I would like to know how it started in the world of tattoo and if you had more difficult by the fact of being a woman and Latino, a greeting.

Everyone faces challenges, it girl, boy, Latin or whatever. The important thing is to focus on the initial goal. Sometimes it can be difficult but at the end of the day outside criticism does not really matter!

If you could choose another career, what would you be doing and why?

I could not do anything else. I think I’m designed to create. And that’s the best format.

Hi Kat! I’m looking forward to meeting your makeup line. My question is: if you want to feel sexy and you could only choose a product of your line … What would?

No need to feel sexy makeup because really what you need is confidence and is something you should find within yourself first. Makeup can only enhance the sensuality in you.

10 Kat, when there would be the possibility that’re for South America? Paraguay awaits you with open arms. Many kisses!

Surely soon. Paraguay kisses!

11 Hello! I have a question about eye makeup. I am a girl who has the fixed eyelid very marked and that makes my eyelid practically no display. So when I maquillo with shadows on the eyelid they are sometimes not much appreciated. Advices for makeup this area well and get a good finish? Thank you!!

I recorded a makeup tutorial using eye shadow + illuminator in the outline that I think can help you. It’s on my Youtube channel .

12 Kat, a big hello, have an amazing brand cosmetics, fame, beauty, love I guess, but … Is there something in the life of Kat Von D (humans) that still missing? I send you a kiss Violet Smell ? PD.

Yes, I love to see the day when it is finished with unnecessary cruelty to animals in factory farms and in laboratory tests. That would help in the recovery of the environment and ending hunger in the world. I know it seems impossible in a world where people do not care, but I believe that human beings can succeed. I do not care contribute in the best way possible until the day I die.

13 Why do I have to venture into the world of tattooing?

Eek! It is a difficult question to answer quickly. I wrote a book called High Voltage Tattoo . Has a specific chapter can help you.

14 Kat, my name is William and I follow since I was 10, now I have 16 and enchant me and I really admire, my question is, What is living in Los Angeles, it is as beautiful as they say? Jat I love you!

Los Angeles is beautiful from many viewpoints. But it really is a personal preference. I am inspired by its wonderful climate, its artistic communities and diversity of people there.

15 At any time you return to Spain again after this trip?

 Of course! How else he would not be able to continue hearing the Prado Museum?

16 Hi Kat! Do you think people are more similar made to be together? I ask this question thinking about my love and I, because we are very very similar and I’ve always told the story that opposites attract

True love never can be limited by rules or expectations.

17 Your cosmetic line is designed for filling with people with tattoos? I such as lipstick purple?

Absolutely. My makeup line was created to give people tools to express themselves creatively through makeup, but it has nothing to do with being tattooed to take. My mother takes my line of makeup and seems to have nothing to do with me. Haha!

18 What do you think is the most expensive tattoo or did it take to do? You remember who did it?

I usually like most tattooed in 3 or 4 hours. Some tattoos are more intense and may need more sessions, but ultimately works.

19 Hello kat on your beginning as a tattoo artist who has enseñadoa you tattoo?, Have you made any progress?

Since then, he has learned many talented artists. I have been fortunate to work closely with them. But no, I never learned by the traditional method, it has been a self-taught process.

20 What or who inspires you when you need strength or energy to accomplish something?

The idea that there is always opportunity to improve.

21 Hi Kat! Welcome to Spain, I am a big fan of yours from Miami Ink, whenever she saw my dream was that tatuaras me, so my question is why would you do a tour by Spain to tattoo? Thank you. XoXo Espe

No, sorry, but the place where I feel more comfortable tattooing is my tattoo shop , highvoltagetat . If you are ever in Hollywood come to greet me!

22 Artistic period that you prefer? And why?

Her time of Rembrandt y Carravaggio.

23 I would ask him, what his inspirations are for personal look? and tell you that I love your TV show

My inspiration comes from anywhere. I am constantly inspired by music, architecture, the elements of nature. But far from my personal aesthetic, I have to say my favorite is the Victorian era.

24 Kat hello. I am a big fan of your programs you enchant me ….. even if you do not I’ll never know, so yes, I hope to see you in the afterlife. For you make me a tattoo because I do not have any … ironic no? As I also know that this is not going to get there nunca..pero I leave my question …. beautiful. You wish to become a painter instead of tatuadora prestigious and your paintings were worth a fortune .. Thanks, I

Thank you for your comment and for your question. As for my art, I know that many people know me primarily for television programs have focused on my job as a tattoo artist, but tattooing is not the only art form that fills me. I enjoy painting sometimes, I’m not an expert in oil, but absolutely adore painting and I do every day. But in response to your question, I can not imagine selling my drawings. Most of the time I spend on it is a way to thank the people who inspire me free. But my line of makeup is probably the easiest way to acquire a piece of my work, because in every aspect of my makeup line have poured 100% of myself.

25 Hi Kat, I wonder What is for you the key to being an entrepreneur, innovative, while maintaining the freshness and sweetness with which you handle on a day to day work?

I’m sure it’s different for many people, but for me it’s easy to keep your feet on the ground and be humble if you surround yourself with people who support you and love you. As they say, although I have many acquaintances, I really have many friends. But the few that I have are the strongest, honest and inspiring people I know. And that includes my father.

26 Very good! My question is: Have you ever considered offering a range of low cost products KVD? Unfortunately not all have the ability to pay € 20 for lipstick, I understand you have to pay a brand and quality but I think if you want to reach all kinds of people also would be nice to think that we are not wealthy and we It struggles to make ends meet. A kiss and hopefully a reflection.

Since the beginning of katvond Beauty, affordable prices have been personally a major factor. That is one reason why most eye shadows are we produce palette, which makes them more affordable when compared with individual shadows as the most selling brands for about $ 20. As for the lipsticks, we have realized that with the collections of Christmas is the best time to launch mini games lipsticks at an affordable price. That way people can try more than one tone at a lower price. But, lately there are products whose formulations make it difficult to lower their prices to the price range of a perfume, without sacrificing quality. But looking back, when purchases are made, if you buy one of our Everlasting Liquid lipsticks, a tube will last months because the formula is long-lasting!

27 If you were a cartoon and always had to wear the same clothes, hair and makeup what would they be?

I’m already a cartoon.

28 Kate Encantada. I have a tattoo that made me a friend who was learning 15 years ago. It is ugly and poorly made. Does it hurt more tattoo on a tattoo? Can I hide completely? I can not send pictures to show you. A greeting. Kisses

The covers can be trick, but if you choose an experienced tattoo artist can help you perfectly. Good luck.

29 What inspired you to create the product packaging? Is beautiful!

Thank you. I am very grateful that you noticed that I have invested much effort in thinking. Beyond inspiration, everything depends on the theme of the collection.

30 I wanted a video of explanation, as I have eye makeup redonditos (not much) and market eyelid with black shadow outlined, and an entire full face makeup, natural.

I have a lot of beauty tutorials you can find on my YouTube channel.

31 Is it true that you create your proposed Sephora beauty line to see your lipstick on TV?

Yes it’s correct.

32 Have you ever count how many tattoos on your body?

I stopped counting a long time ago, it has become a giant one.

33 How many years maquillaste you first? What person has given you the best beauty tips?

The first time was about 12, I went into my mother’s dressing table and tried on her makeup. When he came and caught me, I got a good one. No one has really given me the best advice, I think of those who have learned more when applying makeup is Erik Soto (global artist Kat Von D).

34 Are you vegan? What benefits have you noticed in your body? Do you feel better?

Of course. Being vegan is the best decision I ever made after alcochol not drink. The benefits I have noticed are improved skin tone, stronger nails, healthier hair, better sleep cycles, more energy … just to name a few that deal with the physical aspect. The most important thing is also helping the environment.

35 What is your best beauty tip?

For me there is no secret in the case of skincare ingredient, extreme for people but can sound better to me is the vegan diet.

36 Kat Von D. I get your eyeliner down in Zacatecas Mexico but do not sell it, you could not put a branch in Zacatecas? Greetings’m your fan!

You can buy my makeup line at Sephora in Mexico City.

37 Do you feel more powerful when you wear makeup?

I do not think power comes from a lipstick, nothing in this world that comes from outside can give that power except yourself.

38 Hi Kat. I am Lucia. I wonder if your project to launch a CD is still in mind. I love your voice and it would be amazing to have your music. I carry you in my heart, idol ?

Maybe one day, but you never know.

39 What was the first feeling when tattooed someone, and if ever a tattoo failure and I did to remedy it? A kiss girls Blog The World Kats.

The first time I’ve tattooed felt like coming home for the first time, I knew it was just what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. As human beings we make mistakes because we are not robots, but I made mistakes could be corrected.

40 My name is Milagros. I’m from Argentina, Buenos Aires. I love your work and your makeup. Will there come here someday? Cheers

I hope so, the sooner the better. Kisses, Argentina, #che.

41 Hi Kat! If a girl with a little classic would put your black lipstick … do you think you should change your style in any way? Thank you!

No, not at all, I think the beauty of makeup line is that there is a duality in it. So I’ve seen all kinds of people, from young goth girls to wear it a bit more adult girls, so no, do not change your style.

42 Are you still doing tattoos? Or do you do the only beauty issue now?

Most want to be everything, I design furniture, architecture, fashion … I do everything.

43 What is the product that you like best about your line-up?

To be honest I like all, I have all my products every day and I can not decide.

44 What is your favorite tattoo? And what is its significance?

The tattoo of my Dad that I have in my right arm is my favorite. My dad is my best friend and me is very special to take it anywhere in the world to me as a tattoo. I am never alone.

45 Hello Dear Kat Von D. My question is the following things makeup to cover imperfections of the body is waterproof? The look in Vitoria and did not find anybody. It would be so kind as to tell me where I can find. A cordial embrace. Atte.Flavia

Yes, it is waterproof. In Vitoria You can find it at Sephora.

46 Hi Kat! Madrid is looking to you? As the host you are feeling your makeup line here? A hug!

Madrid is one of my favorite places in Spain, you are very fortunate to have the Prado Museum.

47 Kat, what do you think of your Spanish fans? I love you, you’re great ?

I absolutely adore all my Spanish fans. With all my heart and soul.

48 Do you plan to take out a line of nail polish, for example?

Yes, you read my mind, right now I’m in the process of launching a partnership with Formula X’s my favorite in the whole world. Hopefully it will be this fall.

49 I read that your new makeup line is completely vegan (thank you, thank you!) Has been complicated re-formulate your products? It has been a Sephora yours or decision?

For starters, my line has always been 100% cruelty free, we have always been. Vegan is different, now I’m rethinking the very small part containing mineral pigments, it is now 90% vegan but 2016 will be restated. And yes, that was my decision. Thanks for caring.

50 Do you plan to export to other European countries, the line-up?

The first country was in Spain but will póximamente United Kingdom, Scandinavia and France.

51 You ever thought about making a world “tour” for tattooing? something like book signings tour but for all your fans around the world can have the opportunity to be tattooed for you? It would be a great honor to be tattooed for you! I see you Friday in Barcelona! Kisses! Mary.

I can not wait to see you on Friday! But no, I do not plan to tour tattoo . If you ever come to Hollywood, stop by my shop and come to greet me.

52 Any country in the world you would like to travel and you do not know?

I’ve always wanted to go to Israel.

53 Hi Kat! When you will sell your cosmetics in France? And when you will come to France? I want to buy your products !! I love you, and I want your job a lot too !! Keep the great work and your new definition of beauty 🙂 Love you. Julie.

I will come, but not so soon. It will be launched in France in 2016. #ouiouioui

54 Do you see yourself doing tattoos lifetime?

Yes, provided that the physical allows me, I will continue tattooing. Until it is old.

55 Could you tell us what is your favorite restaurant in Los Angeles? I’ll make a trip there and I would like you to give me a recommendation. It sure is wonderful

My two favorites are Real Food Daily, that’s more casual. The second is more fun, but you need a reservation. It is called Crossroads.

56 I know the music is very important in your life (as for me) and you have a music project on the way … I love everything I’ve heard for social networks (your channel you tube, GI, etc. .) For when finally you will get the album? Which groups have inspired you say that to carry out such a project? You have in mind any particular date? A big hug; Glory

Thank you for the good comments. I finished the album in a while, but I’m not sure publish it, but thank you for being kind.

57 At some point in your life you had a creative crisis? How did you get over or do you recommend to overcome it?

Fortunately this has never happened to me, luckily there are a lot of inspiration in the world to avoid boredom.

58 I love your photos on Instagram. Like you take care of your aesthetic?

Yes, I am in charge of all my Instagram photos.


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