I was a fan of Kat's when she was on Miami Ink. She seems to have become a real weirdo since moving to L.A. I know that L. A. Ink is edited, but she seems like the worst business owner I've ever seen. Some employees get lots of free time, others (Corey) are given grief if they're 15 minutes late. And everyone in the shop is a "manager" . . . even someone I would think of as a receptionist is hired as a shop manager. The conflict among all the "managers" is way too dramatic for me. I just don't like inconsistency in how employees are treated.
And I'm not good at spotting people on drugs, but her behavior became so erratic that I started to wonder. And she doesn't seem to be able to afford shampoo.
But I do agree - she's the best I've seen on tattoo portraits.