We don't know whether Leafar Seyer will refer to himself as "Mr. Von D.," but we do know he and famed tattoo artist Kat Von D just tied the knot after two years of dating and just a week of being engaged. Hey, when you know, you know!
"Today, I married my soul's mate, my mind's twin, my best friend," Kat, 35, wrote on Instagram on Feb. 21 alongside a shot of her and her husband's intertwined hands. In the photo, his hand and hers both rock silver wedding rings, black nail polish, and a helluva lot of tattoo ink.
"Juntos en vida y en muerte," the makeup maven added. (That's Spanish for "Together in life and in death.")
So what do we know about Kat's new beau? The Mexican-born singer, born Rafael Reyes, is one half of the Chicano electro-rock duo Prayers, alongside his longtime friend Dave Parley. They're popularizing a musical subgenre they call "Cholo goth," pairing lyrics about gang culture with a new wave sound.
"We've created a whole new experience," he told LA Weekly in 2015. "There's a message behind what we're doing. We're not just making music for people to have a good time — we're making music to empower people. You know how many people have written emails to me saying, 'I was gonna kill myself but then I listened to your album and I want to keep on living'? Why? Because we empower people. That's why our album is the best s–t out right now."
Music isn't this 42-year-old's only occupation, though: He's also a published author and a restauranteur. He published a book about his gang life titled Living Dangerously, and he opened a vegetarian Mexican restaurant in San Diego with his father, whose life he says he saved by joining a gang as a teen.
Leafar has had a rocky life — including a six-month prison sentence for assault in 2010 — but he seems to be unabashed by his track record. "I want people to know I'm a gang member, but I'm not a criminal," he told the magazine. "I'm a gang member, but I'm not a thief. I'm a gang member, but I'm not a drug addict. A lot of people think, 'He's a gang member, he robs people and kills people.' No, I don't do any of those things. I just defend those that I love and care for."
And by the way, he also feels no shame about his makeup. "People freak out when I wear lipstick, but it has nothing to do with being feminine. It's just me giving people the middle finger, saying, 'I don't care what you people think. I don't care if this makes you feel inadequate. Question yourself, don't question me.'"
We won't! Instead, we'll say congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom.