When pressed about why she chose to buy her new home in Indiana, Kat Von D took to her Instagram stories to further explain her decision. As reported by Insider, she cited California’s “tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, … [and] corruption” as reasons why she may “plant roots” and retire in the Hoosier State.
Von D also said she wanted her son, whom she shares with her husband, musician Rafael Reyes, to grow up in a different environment. She said she wants Leafar Von D Reyes, born in 2018, to be “free to play” in nature. However, the tattoo artist and style mogul will not be heading to Indiana right away. Von D said the house needs renovations before they can move in. Realtor.com reports that the 12,000-square foot historic mansion was a bed and breakfast before Von D’s purchase, so it most likely needs a bit of work to transform it into a single-family home.