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Vegan tattoo artist and make-up entrepreneur Kat Von D is celebrating 11 years of sobriety.

The pregnant star – who recently married husband Leafar Seyer in a lavish ceremony – took to Instagram yesterday to mark the milestone.

Speaking two years ago about her former addictions, she said: ” I was using drinking and drugs as a safety blanket, as a way to ignore bigger issues. It was like putting a band-aid on an untreated wound.” 

‘Not alone’

She wrote: “Today, I celebrate 11 years of sobriety. Every year I look forward to posting about my sober anniversary, not for all the congrats, but in the hopes that someone out there in need of a way out from addiction might see this, and realize that you’re not alone.

“As abstract as it may feel, there really is another side to all of this… My journey to sobriety was a lonely one, that’s for sure. And for some, that’s ok.

“But for anyone out there feeling alone on this, just know that you’re not. Sending you extra love today.”

‘Congratulations’

Her post received a slew of positive comments, with one person writing: “Congratulations on 11 years of loving yourself a little bit more.”

Another added: “Thank you for that. It gives me hope. I’m at 90 days. And feel more alone then ever.”

One Instagram user simply said: “Yes! I’m on the road to opiate addiction recovery and I really felt I needed too see this. Thank you.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.