Another Celebrity Makes a Break for It: TV Star Leaves California Over 'Tyrannical Government Overreach'


California — sunshine, skateboarders, hardbodies, and tattoos.

But now there’ll be a little bit fewer.

Of tattoos, that is.

Incredibly, the state’s lost so much of its mojo, it’s too intolerable even for famed tattooist Kat Von D.


The former star of LA Ink posted to Facebook last week that she’s kickin’ off her California shoes.

Or, at least one of ’em.

While Kat’s not giving up her Hancock Park house, she’s making a part-time exodus to Indiana.

And why? The state’s hideous governmental grip.

Here’s how she put it:

“Definitely not ever selling our beautiful home in LA, but with all that’s been taking place in California, with terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so much more corruption, we just felt the need to plant roots in a small town where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day.”

And a beautiful home it is — the 1890-built 12,565-square-foot goliath was featured in 2003’s Cheaper by the Dozen.


Still, the state stinks too strongly to stay.

She’s purchased a new historic home, and she’s psyched.

“We will eventually be spending more time in beautiful Indiana once I finish doing some remodeling on our new historic house.”

In response, one Facebooker tried to defend the Golden State:

“I left the sheltered, depressing area you’re moving to, so did most everyone I knew. I also lived in Cali. More expensive, but more opportunities in every aspect. A lot of people there never left the state. Tyrannical overreach? That’s hilarious because you guys never would be successful without ‘worldly’ /Cali attitudes.”

Another rolled out the welcome mat:

“Welcome to Indiana Kat. I love it here. Married a Hoosier and we moved back to his hometown 23 yrs ago when he got out of the Military.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, she’s certainly not the first known name to hightail it out of California:

Kat Von D’s exodus from California follows a string of celebrities and high-profile business names that have left…due to horrific policies. Billionaire Elon Musk, for instance, recently announced his move to Texas after repeatedly criticizing the COVID-19 lockdown policies.


Even Mr. Hollywood himself — Joe Rogan — escaped to Austin.

And as if that weren’t a big enough blow, this also happened:



Back to Kat, she’s keeping open her LA shop; but she’s done with being a devoted California girl.

Speaking of, someone said recently, “I wanna live in the California they used to sing about.”

Who wouldn’t?

Progressively, it seems the Powers That Be have undone all the things that made the state great back during a very different decade.

Now, there are very few people doing any California Dreamin’.



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