Now Kat Von D really doesn’t have to worry about seeing former sweetheart Jesse James on TV. She also won’t have to worry about seeing herself on TV, either. TLC finally pulled the plug on LA Ink, stating that this season of the show will be its last. This announcement isn’t completely unexpected after Von D’s tumultuous year; her very public relationship — and very public breakup — with Jesse James dominated the celebrity news cycle. Since then, she’s refused to do any publicity for her own show, storming out on an interview with Good Day L.A. after the promotional reel showed footage of her erstwhile ex.
LA Ink, which is a spinoff of the original Miami Ink, is in its fourth season. It follows the exploits of Von D and her team of artists at her shop, High Voltage, and the stories of their customers who come in to get tattoos.
The seventeenth episode of the season will air tonight, on TLC. It’s the end of a trashy era.