Kat Von D is no Longer a Tattoo World Record Holder!
Monday, May 12 2008 | Comments (0)
Back in December 2007, news swept the Internet about Katherine von Drachenberg, otherwise known as Kat Von D from LA Ink, achieving the world record for giving the most tattoos in a 24 hour period. 400 to be exact. It was reported that there were over 1,000 tattoo lovers, waiting outside the High Voltage Tattoo Parlor in that 24 hour period. The tattoos were all very small so she could get them done within a 3 minute time limit and patron’s got a discount, only paying $20 per tattoo. All customers got the same “LA” logo tattoo, based on Guinness Book of World Record Standards.
On April 1, 2008 Robbie “Coon” Koch, owner of Coon Tattoos in West Point, decided to take a stab at breaking the world record for most tattoos given in a 24 hour period. Kat Von D heard about his goal and sent him an email to wish him luck. Thousands came out for the event. Well, Kat’s good wishes came true and Robbie “Coon” Koch is now the world record holder and exceeded Kat’s record by 177 tattoos, totaling 577 in a 24 hour period. This event helped to raise over $15,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Robbie has decided to make this an annual event and bring other tattoo artists into the mix to work together to raise more money and beat more records.
Who would have thought that the art form of ink on skin could create such a buzz and help to raise thousands of dollars for charity. All participants, of these two world record breaking events, can wear their tattoos with pride, knowing that their money went to a needy cause to help thousands of people.
Californians, keep a lookout for people sporting this World Record, LA Logo, tattoo. If you see someone with it, why not go up and ask them about their experience. They might have a story that's so enticing that you'll be inspired to join in on the next body art fest.