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Kat Von D From Lipsticks to No Sticks

Kat Von DBy Kim Rossi

I'm going to make this short and sweet. In 2014, Kat Von D and I got into it in 2013 on Twitter and elsewhere after I wrote a Huffington Post article on what I thought was a terribly offensive name for a lipstick. The name was "Celebutard," and the lipstick, while a gorgeous color, was ultimately pulled from Sephora's shelves, as you can read in this LA Times article that actually mentions me without the prefix anti-vaccine. Which brings me to Ms. Von D's latest issue. She's a famous tattoo artist and clearly not afraid of needles.  She announced that she is not vaccinating during her pregnancy nor her baby once born. Kat Von D, welcome to the anti-vaccine club!

Look at this horrible headline from Jezebel: Kat Von D Comes Out as Anti-Vaccine, Which Is Really a Fucking Bummer

Check out this meme circulating on Twitter with the Hashtag #KatVonDisoverparty



Kat Von D lipstickShe is making informed choices for her son-to-be about her diet, her delivery choice and the boy's medical care.  From YahooNews:

“I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy,” Von D continued. “My own father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. 

“If you don’t know what it’s like [to] have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan. And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you — try being a pregnant vegan, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.”

When it comes to vaccination choice, there is no #MeToo movement in the mainstream or celebrity world. We don't get a letter in the LGBTQQIAAP world of 2018.  If you don't vaccinate 100% per the CDC schedule, you become a pariah.  Ask Jenny the agony she has been through for having the courage of her convictions. 

I hope we can all embrace Ms. Von D. I'm over the lipstickgate issue.  She is a woman who needs our support.  So let's offer it. Lips



Grace Green


Isn't the best solution to buy food, including fresh fruit and veg, which is guaranteed organic? Do you have an organization like the Soil Association which gives accreditation to organic farms? Or do you have a local farm you know can be trusted? I know the wretched Roundup can blow on the wind, but it's probably your best hope.

Angus Files

I hope America gets corporate ill health sorted out Linda 1 .Its probably the usual case of Europe not being as straightforward with the information as America has. I enjoy your posts always great to see,if not what I always want to see and hear...another day at school visiting the AOA site.

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Anita Carolyn Donnelly

Yes, Kim, I love how graciously you accept people who were formerly jerks, who turn out to have the courage to change. That's difficult!
I have blocked about 20 trolls who were clearly pharma creeps. To my surprise, I no longer get attacked every time I tweet something about vaccines. This says to me that this is actually NOT a huge number of people attacking us but a network that alerts other bots.

John Stone


Germany will probably be content to peddle their junk to lesser nations, though it is an interesting contradiction.


At least you're decades behind us. Germany is listed as one of the countries that have rejected GM. Will be interesting to see if they change their tune now that Monsanto has sold out to their Bayer.

John Stone


Never fear, we are also being Round Up! The EU came close to putting a ban on it last year but inevitably caved in. I hold no hopes for Brexit: lots of MBGA and cutting corners in the global Dutch auction for manufacturing standards.


Yes, but Angus, we have vegetables and fruits that are GM and not labeled. Vermont even passed a labeling law that was overturned by Monsatan working through the feds before it had a chance to go into effect. Our country is sprayed with tons of Round-up every year. It's in everything, including us. Not ideal that your livestock is being poisoned and then their meat and milk fed to people, but at least you're not growing their GM feed and at least your fruits and vegs are not GM.

Thanks for the interesting article. Shows how your population is educated and aware. If our population was as aware as yours, these manufacturers wouldn't be able to get away with it, because no one would buy their poison.

Hans Litten

For Laura Hayes (thanks for those informative and shocking links)

Here is even more bad news for tattoos :

Scientists now warn that colored tattoos can increase the risk of cancer. The pigmented dyes used by most tattoo parlors contain a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide. This compound is added to tattoo ink to give certain colors. But while the chemical is efficient in exacting the correct shade desired, it is also associated to an assortment of debilitating conditions, not least of which is cancer.

A team from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment observed how titanium dioxide travels through the bloodstream and accumulates in the lymph nodes. This causes them to become swollen and hinders their ability to fight infections.

Lymph nodes are the small, bean-shaped glands found all throughout the body. They are an essential part of the immune system and are directly responsible for attacking and destroying germs that are carried in through the lymph fluid. When one or more nodes swell, the body becomes more susceptible to various diseases.

This particular condition, reportedly, has an increased chance of occurring among those who have colored tattoos.

Hiram Castillo, a study author and member of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in France told the Daily Mail, “when someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously. No one checks the chemical composition of the colors, but our study shows that maybe they should.”

John Stone


Well, there you go!

Angus Files

i thought the same John just found this.. anyone know a good roadkill restaurant?

Genetically modified food impossible to avoid unless you buy organic, Britons warned
BUYING organic meat, eggs and milk is the ONLY way to avoid genetically modified produce, Britons have been warned.

Pharma For Prison


John Stone


I really don't know, but I think the industry did not successfully handle the debate through the media - of course, there was Prince Charles's famous remark about Frankenstein foods. Anything containing GM is supposed to be clearly labelled and no products ever appear, though I am sure the government will try and change all that with Brexit and trade deals with the Donald.


"...the GM argument was largely lost in the UK where it is still not commercially viable to market GM produce."

Curious John - why do you think that is?

Grace Green

Pharmster, thanks for that interesting link.

John, Yes, and isn't it interesting how close in time those two cases were? I wonder if a lot of people got scared off by the climate of that time. I remember that I even got muddled up and thought Dr. Wakefield was based here in the granite city, which we moved to in 2006. The two cases must have been in the headlines at about the same time.


linked to Glaxo.

John Stone

Remarkable how similar the scenarios of Pusztai and Wakefield are - when it came down to it the possibility of having a rational, tolerant, intellectually free discussion had to be jettisoned. Why? Because they knew who would win. So, there had to be a witch-hunt instead. Instead of science we had to have primitive social control techniques. The interesting difference is that in spite of the treatment of Pusztai the GM argument was largely lost in the UK where it is still not commercially viable to market GM produce.

Grace Green

Pharmster, I was about to write that information myself. I would only add, that as a Scot living in the same city where Arpad Pusztai was a University professor of biology, I didn't know that "dude" means "Doctor", as in Wakefield and Pusztai!


There's a great Freudian slip from a pro-vax scold in the comments on her Twitter: "I also realize the importance of herd mentality." Bwahaha!!!

Angus Files

The Good The Bad and the Tattooed.

You can vaccinate a baby multiple times with a needle but try tattooing one, you have to be 18 years old.

The rules including bans on full-sleeve tattoos and limits on the size that ... 38 percent of young people ages 18 to 29 have at least one tattoo

Pharma For Prison



"The most compelling argument against GMOs is that some British dude once told everyone that GMOs are evil."

GMOs are not evil but the people selling them are.

The British dude used to be an old gentleman and scientist called Pusztai who did a rat study and to his surprise he found the GMO to be damaging. Being a scientist he did of course want to publish his findings. He got fired, his career was destroyed and his Lancet paper was retracted.

but remember he was ANTI-SCIENCE


I never really gave the toxicity of tatoo ink much thought. But how interesting that her detractors would have been fine with that as long as she also vaccinated.
I hope she has a healthy baby despite the tattoos and I hope that these ugly trolls don't ruin what should be the happiest time of her life.

Autism Investigated

Yay Kim!


the best headline I found was this one:

Kat Von D Plans to Let Her Child Die From a Preventable Illness

Hahaha. How brainwashed have we become?


According to data from the CDC, 1545 infants died from sudden infant death syndrome in 2014.

I wonder how many infants died from chicken pox, measles or mumps in 2014???

Also, that's 1545 infant deaths in a single year! Shouldn't THAT be a major news headline...somewhere???


One jezebel article attempts to bolster the reputation of GMOs by tying together anti-GMO and Andrew Wakefield: "The most compelling argument against GMOs is that some British dude once told everyone that GMOs are evil. Guys, we really need to stop letting anti-science British dudes [insert link to measles outbreak article here] get all tricksy on us like that. No more listening to British dudes. And no more listening to the sexy vegan produce guy at your co-op!"

I love the feel of astroturf between my toes...dude!

Grace Green

The worry is that her child might get such a big dose of mercury from her tattoos that s/he is born brain damaged. Then the trolls will cry "autism without vaccines".


If Kat Von D is a vegan, she could use vegan inks — like most of her lipstick pigments.

The FDA considers tattoo ink a cosmetic, and records consumers’ adverse reactions to tattoos. Some people suffer allergic reactions to various inks.

Years ago one of my friends was a tattoo artist. The state health department inspected his licensed tattoo shop regularly. Operators can be required to complete course training on blood-borne pathogens, infection control and first aid. Like an operating room, equipment is sterilized (he used an autoclave) and medical waste must be safely discarded.

Tattoos express a choice for one’s own body - a choice that might not be fully informed or logical, or borders on addiction. Every day adults smoke cigarettes or pot, or drink alcohol, or slather aluminum antiperspirant onto their underarms. Both aluminum and tattoo ink can migrate to lymph glands; physician anecdotes report finding pigmented lymphatic tissue.

Odd that information about tattoo safety seems more readily available to consumers than honest, complete facts on vaccines. The decision to get a tattoo, or not get a vaccine, should be left to the one person whose health is directly impacted by those procedures.

David Weiner

Statements like these by well-known celebrities are incredibly important in a society like ours (provided, of course, that they do not back away from them under pressure).

Many people will take note of what celebrities are saying and doing to a greater extent than they will pay attention to what less well-known individuals, no matter how well-informed they may be.


the best headline I found was this one:

Kat Von D Plans to Let Her Child Die From a Preventable Illness

Hahaha. How brainwashed have we become?

All's forgiven, Kat

Gotta run - on my way to Sephora to switch to Kat Von D's make-up line.

bob moffit

@ Hans

Your article on Italian police raiding the offices of two scientists who had used new nanotechnology on vaccines and discovered numerous toxic nanoparticles in various vaccines was illustrative of how powerful the vaccine industry is … when they can "criminalize" scientific research into the "safety' of vaccines there is no end to what these criminal cartels can do.

Hopefully this incident will be widely publicized as it is truly a reflection on corrupt the entire vaccine industry has become.

Tim Lundeen

Tattoos are not benign. This woman has poisoned herself -- she is covered in tattoos -- and she makes a living poisoning other people. It's a good thing she isn't vaccinating, because she already has a large toxic load -- her child is at high risk of health problems.

Gary Ogden

Linda 1: A mixture of ad hominem, misinformation, outright lies, and opinion; can't be bothered with actual science. I almost laughed at the assertion that a great public outcry pulled Vaxxed from Tribeca! Little did I know that Ian Lipkin represents the vast public. And the comments on the article are some of nastiest I've seen. As the public awakens, the criminals and their hired guns are getting desperate. I have left a supportive comment, and I urge anyone who has access to Instagram to do so as well. Not that any of the hatefulness will change her mind. She knows. And she doesn't appear to be a shrinking violet. Thanks for this post, Kim.


Check out her social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc...) all trolls/bots attacking her ... as expected. Plenty of 'keyboard cowboys/cowgirls' being paid by Big Pharma to try and ruin her and her business... they have absolutely NO shame...

Hans Litten

—Two scientists discover that vaccines are contaminated, in the manufacturing process, with many small particles of metals that are toxic to humans when injected. Alarming.

The published research is ignored. Then the scientists are raided by police.


That Jezebel article is desperate and juvenile. Pitiful.

Angus Files

She wont be a canoe in her next life with all those needle holes :) I hope she stays on the path she says she is going to take and that both her and her partner are strong.The full weight of the system will be against them.I hope she is an organic vegan and looks for MB12 supplementation as vegans cant access this. Coconut fibre mattresses hemp clothes happy memories..the most natural thing in the world and look what Pharma Corporate has made Offit.

Pharma For Prison


Laura Hayes

Future parents would be wise to say no to vaccines AND to tattoos:


Kim - Your pictures are spot on. Pharma sells fear. Well, maybe we can sell a little fear too. Fear of autism, seizures, the family unit totally blown apart, etc. You cannot bubble wrap your kid. That is an illusion. The illusion of control. My daughter with autism is now 25. I am sick of this being such a one-sided issue. One in 36. What is the tipping point? Rock on Kat D. Welcome to the club.


Kim- very gracious of you to forgive and welcome her to the Community of the Sane.

The Jezebel headline proves the old cliche: “Profanity is the refuge of the uninformed mind.”

The vaccine fascists want me to buy pharma from pro golfers selling humira- but ignore other celebrities when the subject is vaccines.

Hans Litten

We appreciate Kats support of course (she has made the correct decision 100%) but she should know that tattoos are highly toxic leeching metals from the ink like cadmium & more into her system.

Wishing her well and tipping my hat to her courage & bravery.

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