Tattoo artist and reality TV star Kat Von D revealed her newfound Christian faith and abandonment of witchcraft on a recent podcast appearance.
“I was just searching for answers and meaning in so many of the wrong places, like most people do,” Von D said on the podcast “Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey.”
Her journey into witchcraft, meditation and yoga during her 20s, driven by a free-thinking mentality that questioned authority, her choices ultimately felt like temporary fixes rather than true solutions.
After nearly 17 years of sobriety, the former tattoo artist and reality TV star had an epiphany. She discarded all her books on witchcraft and other new age practices, which she saw as mere “crutches.”
“I don’t want these crutches in my life anymore, and that’s what really I saw them as,” she explained. “I just want Jesus, and it’s a very narrow road.”
“I’m on fire for Jesus. I don’t plan on this dimming out,” Von D added. “The more and more I learn, the more excited I get about things and the more at ease I am about what’s happening in this world and what’s happening in my marriage, in all of it.”
Despite her clear commitment, Von D’s public declaration of faith, particularly her baptism, has not been without controversy. She faced backlash, with some questioning the sincerity of her baptism.
“It went from, ‘Well, her hand wasn’t completely submerged in water, so this is fake, it doesn’t count…’ Other people were like, ‘She’s faking it, this is just for a PR stunt,’” Von D recalled. Nevertheless, Von D views the filming of her baptism as an intentional act of atonement for her past.
Raised by Christian missionary parents in Mexico, Von D initially rebelled against her religious upbringing. She left home at 14, causing her parents great distress. Now, having reconciled with her past, she credits her father’s unwavering faith for her return to Christianity.
“I think I was very lucky I had parents that were Christian,” she said. She has claimed that rediscovering faith as an adult has been a meaningful and authentic experience, far more impactful than the religious motions she went through as a child.
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