Von D’s LA Ink Axed

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August 18, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has been dealt another blow as she deals with her split from fiance Jesse James – her reality show has been cancelled.
LA Ink, which centers around the star’s life and work at West Hollywood’s High Voltage Tattoo store, will not return to America’s TLC network after its current season draws to a close next month.

The show, a spin-off of Miami Ink, first premiered in 2007.

The cancellation follows the breakdown of Von D’s relationship with TV mechanic James; Sandra Bullock’s cheating ex-husband called off their engagement last month.

On a recent episode of LA Ink, Von D was shown unveiling a new tattoo of her then-fiance’s face, taken from his high school yearbook.

It was that promo footage which prompted the tattooist to scrap a U.S. TV interview at the last minute and cancel her entire publicity tour for the new series, claiming she wasn’t “strong enough” to face the press after she was dumped.