Spiritual Battle: Star of ‘LA Ink’ Kat Von D Throws Out Her Witchcraft Books


World-famous tattoo artist and television star of L.A. Ink recently announced on Instagram that she is discarding her collection of books on magic, witchcraft, and the macabre to fight what she considers a “spiritual battle”.


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“I’ve always found beauty in the macabre, but at this point, I just had to ask myself what is my relationship with this content? And the truth is, I just don’t want to invite any of these things into our family’s lives, even if it comes disguised in beautiful covers, collecting dust on my shelves,” she said. “I don’t know if any of you have been going through changes in your lives right now, but in the last few years I’ve come to some pretty meaningful realizations—many of them revolving around the fact that I got a lot of things wrong in my past.”


The artist went through her personal library, throwing out every book on witchcraft, magic, the macabre, and tarot cards because they “don’t align” with her anymore. The former makeup artist, known for sporting a gothic aesthetic, explained, “In no way is this post designed to put anyone down if you’re into this stuff, because I think we are all on our own journey. But right now, it’s never been more clear to me that there is a spiritual battle taking place, and I want to surround myself and my family with love and light,” she posted.



This comes after Von D and her family through a number of important life changes. She liquidated her stock in her beauty firm in January 2020 and started covering up her tattoos. In order to escape California’s “awful policies, dictatorial government overreach, outrageous taxes, among so much more corruption,” she and her family purchased a home in Indiana in December of 2020. Kat also shuttered her well-known LA tattoo shop and put her California property on the market for more than $12 million. Her post further explained, “we just felt the need to plant roots in a small town where there is nature, where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day.”


Von D urged her readers to “make meaningful changes” in their lives, as she did by fighting the spiritual battle, removing the books of darkness from her house, and surrounding her family with “love and light.”


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