Tattoo artist and television personality Katherine von Drachenberg, who professionally goes by Kat Von D, discussed “deprogramming” and decision to become a Christian in a new interview.
In October, the LA Ink star, who famously has portrayed herself in a dark, gothic aesthetic, shared a video of her baptism into Christianity to her Instagram.
Drachenberg commented on her recent conversion to Christianity during a Monday appearance on BlazeTV’s Relatable with host Allie Beth Stuckey.
Drachenberg, who said she used “New Age stuff” as “band-aids” and “crutches,” noted the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns put things into perspective for her.
“I think we got it wrong,” Drachenberg said she told husband Rafael Reyes. “I think we got a lot of things wrong.”
The tattoo artist commented on the cultural prevalence of social justice group Black Lives Matter (BLM) in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020.
“I was in the middle of it. Like, I lived three doors down from the mayor of L.A., so we had Antifa, like, on our front yard, you know, after they threatened to do the Molotov cocktails and stuff like that,” Drachenberg told Stuckey. “We were just, like, seeing things in real time, and they were much worse in real life than I think what people even put on TV.”
Drachenberg said she began “re-evaluating” and “going down the list” of how she was conducting her life.
“It got to the part of my spirituality, and that’s where I started really rethinking a lot of things,” she added.
Drachenberg said she compared friends who practiced Christianity with other friends who participated in the occult and noticed a stark difference in their happiness.
“My husband and I, we look at a Rolodex of friends that we have [that are] making their decisions through tarot or, you know, some of the witchcraft stuff,” she said. “They’re all so miserable.”
The tattoo artist said the aforementioned friends were “the most broke people” and were usually single without financial or relationship stability.
“There’s always this drama and dread and doom and gloom,” she continued. “I was one of them, you know. … I would look around at my Christian friends, and I’m like, they’re not perfect by any means, but I want what you have, you know? Like, I love the light that you have.”
“I feel like I’m the best wife and the best mother I can be now because of the changes that I’ve had,” Drachenberg concluded. “It’s like a deprogramming has taken place. Things that I used to find attractive are disgusting to me, you know? And it’s like, I wish I could put into words like how amazing those changes are.”