Tattooist to the stars Kat Von D is launching a career as a rocker.
The heavily-tattooed artist, who until recently was dating Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx, admits she has been taking voice lessons for the past year in a bid to hit the charts.
Von D, who once tattooed a rose on Lady Gaga's hip, says, "I've been writing my own music... and I'm putting together a band."