You’ve probably heard the name Kat Von D before – but you might not know much about 36-year-old tattooist, model and make-up mogul, who's famed for her gothic look.


Well, once you know she’s pregnant, we reckon you’ll know exactly what she’s talking about in her latest Instagram post.

The US star is expecting her 1st child, a baby boy, with husband Rafael Reyes, and says she’s been “bombarded” with people telling her how to manage her own pregnancy.

“I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice,” she began in her caption.

“Some good and some questionable - unsolicited none the less.

“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.

“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 have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan.

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“And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticise, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you, try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, 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.

“My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority.

"So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which I am diligently doing.

“This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey.

“Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, animal rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband.

“But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, I kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the f*** on.

“So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself.

“More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X”

We’ll be honest: here at MFM HQ, we don't necessarily all agree with everything Kat’s mentioned in her post.

However, we DO know just how frustrating it is to receive comment after comment of "advice" you didn’t ask for, from the minute you share you're expecting.

Especially when it comes via that condescending talking-to-a-pregnant-lady tone. You know the one we mean…

Have your say

Did you receive unsolicited advice during your pregnancy? How did you feel about it – even if it was well-meaning?

Or do you think there are certain situations where strangers or acquaintances offering advice to pregnant women is totally fine?

We’d love to hear, so let us know on Facebook, Instagram or in the comments below…

Images: Instagram/Kat Von D

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